Pantone | Tangerine Tango + Afloral

Ever since the Pantone Color Institute announced that the reddish-orange shade called ‘ Tangerine Tango‘ has been chosen as the 2012 color of the year, I’ve received a few emails asking about subtle, modest ways to incorporate it into a wedding theme. With a color such as tangerine, it’s important to compliment your intended color palette with “pops of color” instead of overpowering and taking away from the other design elements. One simple and effective way to do this is by accenting your floral decor.

To provide some inspiration, I reached out to the flower pros over at AFloral to see if they could recommend any specific products or bouquet trends that related to this new Pantone hue. They were certainly up for the task. Below are their top 10 picks that can help any bride gracefully apply some Tangerine Tango to their big day. Click on any photo to visit their website and don’t forget to visit the awesome Shop By Color Guide!

If you’re feeling creative, here are a few DIY projects for creating your own silk flower bouquet. The Calla Lily one is divine.

As a loyal Texas Longhorns fan, I have a special place in my heart for the color orange. Knowing that more brides may consider using it for their wedding palette brings a big smile to my face.

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Here’s to a bright, colorful 2012!
  • Wow nice photos.

    I didn't know that Tangerine Tango (what a strange name) was the color of the year.

    And also the Calla Lily looks fabulous.

    Nice post.

  • Ann

    Love the bouquets! Where did you find them?

  • I can SO see using Tangerine Tango in summer weddings – it's such a hot color – cheery and bold at the same time. Perfect in a bouquet or even in tasteful, bright linens. I'd love to see pix of any weddings you come across that use tangerine as an accent!

  • love these bouquet:X

  • Great idea! Orange is my favorite ,the
    best color for a sunny mood, and bouquets with orange flowers – sooooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!