Tangerine Tango: Pantone’s color of the year in fashion

A swatch of Pantone's Tangerine Tango. (AP/AP)

The Pantone color of the year — which, last year, was a bright pink shade called Honeysuckle — is an annual influence on fashion and design. Tangerine Tango has already begun to pop up in fashion and cosmetics, with a strong showing in New York’s fashion week this fall. The bright orange is not an especially tricky color to wear, but it’s also not universally flattering — especially when it comes to cosmetics. Can you picture Tangerine Tango-hued eyeshadow? Pantone can.

Tangerine Tango makes an appearance on a Betty Jackson vest at London Fashion Week. (JANE MINGAY/AP)

Nanette Lepore's Spring 2012 runway show featured looks in tangerine, lime, cobalt blue and bright-colored patterns.

A model wears a set of tangerine-tipped pumps during the Mila Schon Fall/Winter Collection at Milan Fashion Week. (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS)

Alberta Ferretti showed soft but geometric tangerine looks in the Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection at Milan's fashion week. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

A model walks the runway during the Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week in a tangerine dress. (Pascal Le Segretain/GETTY IMAGES)

: Creative Director and President of J. Crew Jenna Lyonshas made tangerine-hued lipstick her trademark. (Cindy Ord/GETTY IMAGES FOR MERCEDES-BENZ F)

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.
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