Trends Tuesday: It’s Time to Tango!

By Posted in - Trends on January 10th, 2012

We love the way Ashely's tangerine, leopard-print pillow makes her sofa pop!

For this week’s Trend Tuesday, we’re hearing from one of the newest additions to the Clairemont team: the always fashionable Ashely Hurteau!

What do you get when you mix the softness of yellow with the va va voom of red? Tangerine Tango, the simple yet exotic color chosen by Pantone  as the 2012 Color of the Year. To call it orange would be an insult. Pumpkins and traffic cones are orange, while Tangerine Tango is vivacious and rich. Simply put, this bold, seductive color is the perfect way to take any wardrobe or home from ordinary to fabulous.

Pops of color are nothing new in the fashion world, but this year stylists are putting their “it” girls in this new “it” color. Whether it is a full frock or an embellishment, stars like Jennifer Hudson and personal stars, such as my mom, are turning heads with this show-stopping color. Personally, when I am putting an outfit together, I follow the phrase ‘simple yet sassy.’ This year I will spruce up my style by including a tangerine nail, clutch or pair of shoes. I believe that a small touch of color says, “I’m here, I’m confident and I bet you wish you had my outfit!”

Another of Ashely's fun pillows with tangerine accents!

For those of you who tend to shy away from bold colors in your wardrobe, try adding accents of tangerine into your house décor – it oozes style and class. I have these fabulous tangerine leopard pillows that spruce up my living room. The color, along with the print, takes my inexpensive college sofa and makes it look luscious! So whether you are like me, a right-out-of-college graduate decorating on a dime, or are able to hire an interior designer to outfit your home, show you are chic with a touch of the 2012 color of the year.

How do you plan on using Tangerine Tango or similar shades in your home? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!



(3) awesome comment(s)...

  • Dana Hughens - Reply

    February 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    For more on designing with this vibrant color, see yesterday’s N&O story called Doing the Tangerine Tango:

    I really love what Susan Tollefsen of Susan Tollefsen Interiors in Raleigh said about incorporating the Pantone color of the year into your home decor. “I really think the only mistake you would make is to wimp out an not try it.”

    Susan sounds like my kind of interior designer.

  • Ashely Hurteau - Reply

    January 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Hey Julia!

    Tangerine pieces of clothing can be found everywhere this season! Might I suggest BCBG, they have great springs pieces in! As for the pillows, I had them made. The fabric is from Joannes, there is one in Cary Crossroads!

    Congratulations on the upcoming graduation and I can’t wait to see you dazzle in this fabulous color!


  • Julia Rawl - Reply

    January 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I absolutely love this color! I can’t wait to find my statement piece for the upcoming resort season. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

    Where are these pillows from?!?
    Soon to be college graduate -Julia

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