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And the Color of the Year for 2012 Is ...

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

It’s bold, bright--and orange. Tangerine Tango is this year’s color of the year, according to the Pantone Color Institute. The reddish orange color takes the place as this year’s hot hue replacing last year’s reddish pink Honeysuckle.

Need an extra energy boost or an attention-getter in a room? Then Tangerine Tango is your pick, according to Pantone.

Yet, “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Orange has grown in popularity the last few years in fashion. But before you start swapping out orange for everything in home interiors so you can be on trend, recall some of of our previous posts at Styled Staged & Sold: “Orange You Glad You Removed the Carpet?” or “Is That House Orange?! Eyesores Reach New Levels.” This year’s color of the year is best done in moderation when it comes to home interiors.

Photo Credit: Pantone Color Institute

For example, patterned home accessories featuring the color can add an extra pop to pillows, bedspreads, or tabletop accessories. Or, some home owners are even choosing the orange color for kitchen appliances for an extra colorful touch. Or, Pantone suggests, maybe even a painted accent wall in Tangerine Tango can create “a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway, or hallway.”

So has any one incorporated the orange hue when staging properties?


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