Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Seductive Hue Bears New Fruit; Add Some Serious Finesse to Your Home with the Vibrant Colour of the Year That Is Set to Adorn Many Fashionable Abodes and Threads, Reports Alicia Butwell

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Seductive Hue Bears New Fruit; Add Some Serious Finesse to Your Home with the Vibrant Colour of the Year That Is Set to Adorn Many Fashionable Abodes and Threads, Reports Alicia Butwell

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THIS is the year for happiness and healing, so get ready for good things to come as the colour for 2012 has been announced as tangerine tango.

The brave orange hue is one that many left behind in the 1970s, together with timber laminate on chipboard decor.

However, this reddish colour has grown in popularity in recent years with designers and consumers.

The bold and bright theme has been carried over from last year's reddish-pink hue of honeysuckle, which adorned many fashion and furniture boutiques throughout the year.

While honeysuckle encouraged us to embrace each day with verve and vigour, this year's tangerine tango continues to offer an energy boost to help recharge our batteries.

A blend of red with hints of yellow, tangerine tango is dynamic while being exotic, provocative and enticing.

It will conjure the romance of sunsets and promote energy, thanks to its association with red's fiery heat.

aSophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, tangerine tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,a Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman said.

aReminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, tangerine tango marries with vivaciousness an adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.a

Tangerine tango is an activating, attention-grabbing colour that screams alook at mea.

It can be inspiring and stimulating for those who work in the creative arts and uplifting for those who require an energy boost.

Orange is considered a power colour because it offers a healing response and can act as an emotional stimulant, increasing self esteem and confidence.

It offers a sense of freedom and arouses laughter, happiness and optimism, which can help balance out the stresses in your life. Embrace tango with gusto and it may broaden your mind to help cope with life and career.

When worn as fashion, tangerine tango is sure to add a bit of fun to men and women's wardrobes. As a lively take on a traditional autumn hue, tango offers a strong and passionate yet versatile edge to fashion, accessories and cosmetics.

The likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Betsey Johnson have embraced tangerine tango in their new 2012 autumn collections.

Around the home

Adding orange around the home is the perfect way to up the ante for fun and vitality.

Using tangerine tango in the kitchen will not only add a joyous ambience, it will help stimulate the appetite and promote digestion.

As a colour found in raw foods, such as carrots, citrus fruits, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and turmeric, a vibrant orange hue in the kitchen will also stimulate the mind.

The safest and easiest way to add a pop of tangerine in the kitchen and dining areas is with soft furnishings. …

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