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Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

It’s official! Pantone, the company who is the “global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries,” just announced that PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango as the color of the year for 2012. Expect to see this bold, vibrant color to pop up in fashion and home design in the coming months.

Here are some of our favorite Tangerine Tango home products so you can stay on trend:

Le Creuset Demi Teakettle, $50, Williams-Sonoma.com

Parlour Tangerine chair and ottoman, from $400, CB2.com

Moda pillow, $16, Chiasso.com

Gubbskar bathmat, $4, Ikea.com

Maren Orange Candlesticks, $50, BlissLivingHome.com

Little Flower Italian Blood Orange Candle by Red Flower, $12, GarnetHill.com

Remember Pantone's 2011 color: honeysuckle? We definitely saw its influence in fashion and home this year so expect to see bright orange coming to your home soon.

What do you think? Do you like the new color?

-- Sarah Newell