Colour Your World | #8 Pantone® Tangerine

Orange. I love it.

And happily ‘tangerine’ is one of Pantone’s spring colours for 2015.

I thought about doing an interiors colour story,  to begin with,  but that would be too easy. There are so many beautiful — iconic — things for the home in this shade; Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair, Orla Keily’s Gian Stem wallpaper, Roberts Revival radios,  to name a few.

So I’ve put together a little collection of wearable pieces, rather than home pieces.

Orange is a great colour to wear — it lifts my mood and makes me feel instantly happy — but too much of it and you definitely  run the risk of looking like an Oompa Loompa.  And that — unless you are going to a fancy dress party — is not a good look.

Anyway — I digress — back to our colour story.

Tangerine is the 8th colour in Pantone’s spring palette. Leatrice Eiseman — who’s the Executive Director of the Pantone® Colour Institute — says:

Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energising, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving colour invites a smile.

I totally agree that it invites a smile! How can you be gloomy when you have a pop of orange in your life? Whilst the pieces I’ve chosen aren’t necessarily meant to be worn together,  a little flash here and there can really lift an outfit.

And if you’re not brave enough to wear tangerine clothing,  there are loads of lovely,  zesty accessories which give a little nod to this zingy shade.



1. Orange Batchel — The Cambridge Satchel Company
2. Acrylic Ring in Orange — Block Design
3. Orange Strap Watch, Nine West — Debenhams
4. Orange Apples Printed Scarf — Boden
5. Tangerine Cropped Trousers — Marks and Spencer
6. Gommino Driving Shoes — Todds
7. Bright Orange Nail Polish, Kelly Brook — New Look
8. Stripe Dockside Top, Ace and Jig — Liberty

This is my favourite collection so far — I love a stripe,  teamed with a pattern,  so I’d definitely be wearing the printed scarf over that gorgeous Ace and Jig top.

Next time, we’ll be looking at:


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20 thoughts on “Colour Your World | #8 Pantone® Tangerine

    1. Thanks Rachel — me too!! :) We haven’t got any in the house — I’ve got chartreuse yellow accents at home, which is another lovely zingy shade — but I’ve got quite a bit in my wardrobe! :) X

    1. Orange was a really key colour of the 70’s Vixter, so the fact that retro 70’s gear is in again at the moment, that’s a really good call! You’ll look amazing! Embrace orange, that’s what I say!! LOL! X

  1. I love the colour orange. It always makes me smile. It was part of our colour scheme at our wedding. I love everything you have picked out here. The bag, scarf and top are especially gorgeous. The top looks fabulously comfy too. I think I need to hire you as my personal fashion stylist as well as my interior designer. Brilliant post lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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  2. Love these pantone posts! I love orange but am not brave enough to wear it – but you have chosen some lovely pieces… maybe I will start with my nails! xx

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