Welcoming Tangerine Tango to 2012

Fans of orange, rejoice! As Pantone announced Tangerine Tango as the color of the year.

Tangerine Tango is described as a “spirited reddish orange” that resembles sunsets.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says it’s also, “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive. Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,”

Dramatic, energetic, seductive… no wonder it’s such a hot color for Spring 2012! And word says it will still be a favorite until Fall 2012.


From left: Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, Derek Lam

Even if tangerine is your color, and you can’t wait to tango with it, you shouldn’t come out in total ray of sunset a.k.a. going head-to-toe. We recommend starting small, with a pair of shoes, a handbag, or a scarf.

But we know some of you beauty-heads probably couldn’t care for this. But what if we tell you that Pantone will be partnering with Sephora to create a limited-edition beauty range inspired by this Color of the Year?

Now we got your attention.

We’ll talk more about that later, but if you can’t wait for the collection to come out, here’s some of the orange hue makeup available on the market.

Benefit Cha Cha Tint, MAC  lipstick ‘Morange’


MUFE Aqua Cream #10, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipstick #40


OPI “On The Same Paige”, YSL Rouge Pur Couture ’13 Le Orange’