PANTONE® 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango
by Barbara van Look, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

"Tangerine Tango is an energetic red-orange that enlivens a variety of designs." - Pantone®

Jazz up your world with Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango. Selected by Pantone LLC, one of the global authorities on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, the energetic hue PANTONE 17-1463 is a rousing, spirited color that melds the vivaciousness of red with the friendliness of orange.

Tangerine Tango gets the blood pumping; it gets involved, like the dance from which it's named. Add this head-turning color to jewelry designs and fashion accessories that are ideal for summer fashions and wear well into the fall and winter seasons.

PANTONE® 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango "Tangerine Tango forms a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy." - Pantone
This energetic red-orange brightens and energizes everywhere it's used, from a wall to a bead strand. Tangerine Tango makes a statement, adding a rejuvenating spark wherever and however it's used. All oranges have grown in popularity and acceptance over the past several years, expanding beyond their place as a traditional autumnal hue to showcase in spring, summer and winter jewelry collections. Draw on the versatility of oranges and include Tangerine Tango in jewelry and accessories that will transition from season to season.

Women with cream, peach, olive and darker skin tones can wear Tangerine Tango in quantity, close to the face as earrings, necklaces or beaded scarves. If oranges do not suit her skin tone, then she can showcase the color with fashion accessories such as bracelets, embellished purses and glamorized shoes. The gents can take this color home too, in the form of men's accessories such as tie tacs, cuff links, watchbands and other jewelry.

Incorporate shades of Tangerine Tango into your jewelry and accessory designs to show off PANTONE's lively color choice. You will find lightweight acrylic and resin beads work well for casual and sporty styles, while investing in carnelian, cubic zirconia and enameled brass is ideal for business and evening designs. Adding some tangerine sparkle is easy with Swarovski, Celestial Crystal® and Czech fire-polished beads.

Tangerine Tango can partner with black, dark blues and teals, white and other light neutral colors. It also pairs well with the rising trend of neon colors: electric blue, lime green, hot fuchsia and other shades. Pair it up with gold, brass and other warm metallics.

See how Tangerine Tango works with this year's color trends. View Fire Mountain Gems and Beads expert color forecasts for 2012.

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