I hate to admit it, but I was actually a little bummed when tangerine tango became the “2012 Pantone color of the year”. I have always thought of orange as “my signature” color, because I have been wearing it and decorating with it when it wasn’t consider the “in” color. Until recently, the only people who wore any shade of orange were Auburn, Clemson or Tennessee fans. Now that the attention is on tangerine, everybody is in on the secret of how great orange is. From the fashion runways to interiors, it’s everywhere. Tangerine is not just orange though. It is an orange with a little fiery red and yellow mixed in. As a matter of fact, you can feel the fire and vibrance it brings to a room or an outfit. It can be the star, when painted on a focal wall in a room or play a strong supporting role, when used as an accent accessory. Tangerine works with lots of color combos. Its also really great simply paired with white or cream. My personal favorite is a neutral palette with tangerine and turquoise or aqua accents. …What is your favorite colors paired with tangerine? If you would like to see more tangerine options, check out my “tangerine tango” Pinterest Board by clicking here.