Thursday Salute to Originals: Tangerine Tangos Down the Runway

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you probably already know that Tangerine Tango is the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year.  Popping up all over Pinterest in paint swatches and as demure sundress colors, Tangerine Tango has been on the visual radar.  Yet with interior designers seeming to embrace it only as an accent color, we yearned to see how the world of the avante garde is putting its twist on this year’s hue.

As fashion and architecture can be mutually inspirational, we enjoy this compilation of images as reminders to push the boundaries in all aspects of design.

Tangerine Tango Dress by Craig Lawrenc

Above: Craig Lawrenc

Betty Jackson Tangering Tango Fashion Design

Above: Betty Jackson

Red Neckline Curvy

Above: Chikashi Suzuki for Dune Magazine

Narciso Rodriguez Tangerine Tango Dress

Above: Narciso Rodriguez

Alexander McQueen Tangering Tango Spring 2012 Fashion Collection

Above: Alexander McQueen

In these fashion pieces, color, texture, shape and pattern are manipulated in bold moves. Though we continue to see Tangerine Tango being used at a smaller scale as interior accents and in product design, few architectural designers have yet to embrace the full potential of the color without apology.

Is the architectural world too boring? Why haven’t we seen any sculptural building facades splattered in Tangerine Tango yet?

Image credits: Elle, DesignerHK, Washington Post, Tumblr, Searching for Style