Tangerine Tango is the Color of 2012
Tangerine Tango is the Color of 2012

Tangerine Tango is the Color of 2012

Quinceanera beauty, a collage of a woman with a flower in her hair

Spice up your Quinceañera in this high-octane orange

The new year is looking brighter already with the confirmation that a bold hue has been declared as the official color of 2012. This vibrant hue will surely influence the design industry for the next 12 months, and can definitely play a major role in your Quince as well. Chicas, allow me to introduce a daring, high-octane deep orange that radiates energy and warmth. I give you: tangerine tango!

“Think of it as an orange with a lot of depth,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, the global authority on color. “Tangerine tango is sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive.” Many may see themselves drawn to this color because of its magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy. It also combines the rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, which can remind most people of the radiant shadings of a sunset.

A woman posing for a picture in a Quinceanera cocktail dress, an orange dress.

In your Quinceañera dress 

If you’re ready to dress the part, this attention-getting shade is ready to get you in the center of the spotlight. Many fashion influencers, including designer Anthony Franco, have incorporated the hue into their spring 2012 men’s and women’s collections. According to Franco, this color looks great on all skin tones and looks particularly stunning on darker tones as well. To incorporate this color into your Quinceañera dress, you can choose to have it be the prime color in your dress, or have minimal touches of it in the print or accents of the gown.

You can also compliment tangerine tango by combining it with Pantone’s bellflower and cabaret hues for an ultra vibrant look, or with blue-greens for a cooler combination.

A Quinceanera image featuring a pattern of different colors of fabric.

Pair tangerine tango with Pantone’s bellflower and cabaret

In your makeup

According to New York-based designer and color forecaster, Stacy Garcia, tangerine tango is right on the makeup trend as well. “Designers such as Prada decided that orange lips are hot,” says Garcia. This color is a favorite in cosmetics because of its versatility. Depending on who and how this color is worn, as well where it is placed, tangerine tango can be exotic, but in a very friendly way. Therefore, it can add sultriness to lips, brightness to cheeks, and a dynamic punch of power as your nail polish. And according to Garcia, the unexpected eye shadow color flatters blue or green eyes and when paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber glow.

A beautiful Quinceanera cake with chocolate torte color and stunning red flower decorations on a table

In your venue decorations

The energy and attractiveness of this hue expresses warmth as it is needed, making it ideal for your venue decor. When paired with black or deep backgrounds, it gives a vibrant and elegant look. In patterned accessories, tangerine tango can also add an unexpected pop of color and energize your Quinceañera venue. You can include this color in your centerpieces, floral arrangements, dinnerware, table linings, and in your ambient lighting to add spice to the entire room as well.

A fun take on a traditional autumnal hue, Tangerine Tango is expected to carry through to fall collections as well. As the seasons change, consider pairing this attractive orange with cooler hues in the spring and summer, and warmer colors in the fall. But over all, the versatility of this color allows you to incorporate it in your celebration no matter if you’re a spring, summer, fall or winter Quinceañera.

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