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 Giant 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.

Pantone tangerine is the 8th colour in the 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.

Colour Your World in Pantone Tangerine

Pantone® Tangerine

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:


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 6th March 2015 / 9:03 am

    I would never have thought that I would have liked tangerine but I love all the choices there. Love that jumper too.

    • 6th March 2015 / 1:07 pm

      Thanks so much Karen :) It’s definitely been more challenging to find fashion pieces, rather than homes, but I LOVE this colour! I love the striped top too :)

  2. 6th March 2015 / 2:04 pm

    I have to say I don’t wear much orange but I do love the acrylic ring! I love jewellery like that. Always a pop of colour is a good thing! The watch is fab too. x

    • 6th March 2015 / 3:03 pm

      It’s only when I started thinking about it that I realised I’ve got quite a bit!! Not sure whether that’s a good or a bad thing!! :)

  3. Maria Noell
    6th March 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I am in love with number 1 and number 4 a bit too much if I am honest. I love tangerine and most colours in that neighbourhood xxx

    • 7th March 2015 / 11:38 am

      Me too MN!! It makes me happy to see a bright pop of colour — I LOVE orange and yellow :)

  4. 6th March 2015 / 8:26 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of tangerine. It’s the accent colour in our living room. Oddly enough, it’s my son’s favourite colour too. It’s a lovely colour to have round the house. Really cheery.

    • 7th March 2015 / 11:53 am

      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

  5. 6th March 2015 / 8:50 pm

    I love, love , love Orange and love wearing orange and tangerine shades. That scarf is divine xx

    • 7th March 2015 / 11:55 am

      Well, you’ll be very, very on trend Sarah!! :) As this colour is one of Pantone’s colour predictions, for Spring/Summer 2015, I bet we’ll be seeing LOTS of it! X

  6. 7th March 2015 / 1:38 am

    I adore this happy-maker of a post and I’m a fan of orange, particularly with accessories, going to go bold though and get a jumper or 70’s style shirt/blouse in it! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday x

    • 7th March 2015 / 11:58 am

      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

  7. 8th March 2015 / 9:19 am

    i don’t think I’m quite brave enough to wear orange but i love to brighten up my usual neutral tones with some bright accessories!

    • 8th March 2015 / 11:38 am

      I bet you’d look amazing in orange Amy! But also a pop, here and there, with accessories is a good way to introduce a colour that you’re not brave enough to wear xx

  8. 9th March 2015 / 9:27 am

    I have never been a fan of orange but I have to say this shade is lovely, so warming. x

    • 10th March 2015 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks Katy — always nice to try something new and this Tangerine shade is bang on trend! x

  9. 12th March 2015 / 10:41 pm

    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

    • 15th March 2015 / 11:27 am

      My sister had orange and hot pink as her wedding colours!! It looked amazing! I love the top too — you can’t beat a stripe!! :) X

  10. 9th April 2015 / 8:37 am

    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

    • 9th April 2015 / 11:10 am

      Aaah I LOVE a bright citrusy shade but if you’re unsure, nails — or a new bag (!) — might just be the thing! ;) x

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