{Pantone's Color of the Year}: Tangerine Tango!

Have you heard the news? Pantone recently announced that Tangerine Tango is their color of the year for 2012! A lot of you have asked me what I think of Pantone's choice? Do I like it? Would I have chosen a different color? What are my thoughts on this, you ask?

Well, here are my thoughts. While I have to admit that I feel it was a bold choice, there's clearly nothing wrong with bold. I happen to love vibrant, lively color. It's a color with beautiful red and peach undertones! One that is simply bursting with fun !

I think it's a color that puts most people out of their comfort zones. However, again I don't think that's a bad thing. Adding a pop of bright color is a great way to express yourself. Especially in weddings. And so today I thought I'd put together a pretty palette using the newest color of the year. As you might have noticed, this palette actually incorporates varying shades of orange as well as touch of Tangerine Tango mostly seen in the bridesmaid dresses and florals.

So what do you think of Pantone's Color of the Year? I suppose the answer to that question lies in whether you are a fan of the color orange and all of it's variations. Being an orange bride myself, I can't help but love this. I like this color because I feel like there's a lot of ways you can use it. Why not spice things up your wedding a bit by adding in a dash of this unexpected and punchy hue? Want to know which color I would name as this year's color of the year? Stay tuned because I'm going to be unveiling my own little color of the year as well as what I feel are the top 10 colors for Spring 2012!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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40 Comments " {Pantone's Color of the Year}: Tangerine Tango! "

Sharon January 04, 2012

I LOVE orange. My April wedding this year will be orange, so I'm happy to see that it is one of the colors of the year! People sometimes do give me weird looks when I tell them my wedding is orange, but most people love it!

Mandy Crandell January 04, 2012

It's a great color! A lot of companies that I've worked with have changed their logos over to different shades of orange. This is actually more tame that what I've seen.

Taylor Greggory

Pretty color. I like how you used it sparingly! Very nice.

Bride on a Mission

Lovely, Chrissy =)

carrie landis

Beautiful color. Really like how you put this one together. Brilliant!

Unknown January 04, 2012

Orange isn't usually my thing but I love it for bright & bold weddings! Makes for great photos. & I like the name so much- tangerine tango :-)

Hannah and Hope

Beautiful colors. I like orange a lot! Okay, I LOVEEEE orange! And this shade takes the cake.

Sarah @ FoglioPress January 04, 2012

I love Tangerine Tango! I'm in the midst of creating one or two invitation suites inspired by the color of the year, and I can't wait to see how my clients use it in 2012 weddings!

bethany allen

Beautiful. Such an inspiration you are. Love your work and love this color. Happy New Year!


Gorgeous and inspiring. I love this lively hue.

xx, Jenna

Aleah + Nick Valley January 04, 2012

It's a color that makes a statement but that isn't too much. Though unexpected, it can be paired with virtually any other color, too!

louise | b.loved January 04, 2012

Yay, another orange bride! It's a bold but beautiful choice and am so happy Pantone chose such a happy & vibrant colour for 2012! Love your board, and happy to spy the gorgeous bouquet that inspired my own :)

Alexa January 04, 2012

I Love it! But then I always have loved things with an orange tinge! :)


Gorgeous, darling!

Barbara von Enger January 04, 2012

Ahh, one of my most beloved colours. I adore tangerine. Reminds one of sunny isalnd days under the tangerine tree.


Tangerine simply rocks!

shannon says

la la, LOVELY!


Tangerine is bold but when done right it's so lovely.

Sofia {Brancoprata} January 04, 2012

I have to say i LOVED it to minute i knew it was "the color" for 2012!!! I hope to use it many times ;)

Unknown January 04, 2012

I've always loved this gorgeous blood red-orange color. I've been incorporating it into my jewelry for quite awhile.

leah loves



beautiful ~ there really is something special about this color

henning love January 04, 2012

i love it love it love it!! tangerine is such a great color seriously. that bouquet in photo 4 is just gorgeous! i think maybe grey and tangerine could be the next big thing once this gray and mustard phase passes

Stephanie U. {preppy chic} January 04, 2012

I love the tangerine tango! I actually wrote about weddings inspired by vibrant flame (orange) last year because I think bright bold colors are fun for weddings. I'm so happy Pantone chose it as the color of the year :)

Elizabeth | Bridal Musings January 04, 2012

I must admit I'm not the biggest fan of orange *hangs head in shame* but the images you picked make me smile & your orange palettes are (& will no doubt continue to be) gorgeous!

The Dainty Dolls House January 05, 2012

Stunning colour..really sweet and bright and sweet!! I can almost smell it this very moment, reminds me of summer or spring picnics. Must find somethings in this happy colour, need it with this grey winter!! xx

The Perfect Palette January 05, 2012

Beautiful in every way, Chrissy =)

Emma Lancaster

Stunning! I love this hue. It's all kinds of perfect.


Oh MY~! Now, this is Pretty!

bridal girl January 05, 2012

I don't really like orange but here it looks great. I think this color would be great for springtime wedding.


Stunning, Chrissy =) Love your work.


Beautiful color.

Sandra Downie {The White Library} January 06, 2012

love this color and that cake!


Wow! These boards are amaazinggggg!

birdie to be January 06, 2012

Love this color! I posted about it too. Very excited

Karen @ Wholesale Flowers Co January 06, 2012

I love it. The dresses are perfect for a summer wedding, and the bouquet will go great on a crafty, outdoor wedding during autumn

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Charissa January 07, 2012

I think this color would look lovely with peach a blush.

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Excellent! Elaborate Wedding Dresses for brides brave.
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Sarah Johnson

Tangerine Tango is indeed a beautiful color. It's not too girly but classy. I like it so much!- Sarah,

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