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Color of the Year - 2012 - Tangerine Tango
Each year the world renowned authority on color, PANTONE®, chooses a color and identifies it as “The Color of the Year”. The color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. It is described by Pantone as “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”. It is exotic, cheerful and friendly. I can see this color of the year painting its way onto many living room, bedroom and bathroom walls. If you are looking for color ideas of reddish orange to paint a room, Tangerine Tango would definitely bring a lot of energy to your project.
I searched through some popular color references and fandecks to see if I could find paint colors that closely match Pantone's Tangerine Tango. Remember, a color viewed on computer monitors only approximates the actual color therefore all decisions should be made after seeing the actual paint or at the very least a color sample card from your favorite paint dealer. You will see from the examples below the same color can be found from different paint manufacturers since one maker may produce paint for a variety of brands. These colors were chosen by visually comparing fandecks and online color viewers. They are shown here to help you more conveniently find paints similar in color to Tangerine Tango. Pantone does sell paint if you want this exact color, it is available through Pantone.
Below the color swatches are some examples of rooms painted with the Sherwin-Williams color Fireworks SW6867 by using their online tool Visualizer. With this tool you can digitally visualize painted rooms, Try it by uploading your own photo and painting it with any of Sherwin-Williams colors.
Bull's Eye Red
Salsa Del Sol
Diamond Vogel Paints
Coronado Paint Company
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