Wedding Color Trend 2012: Tangerine Tango!

Tangerine Paper Lanterns from Luna Bazaar

What’s reddish-orange, sunny, playful and sexy? It’s Tangerine Tango! Chosen by the color system experts at Pantone, Tangerine Tango is the official wedding color and a big wedding trend for 2012.

Named the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year, executive director at the Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman, describes the hue as “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” 

The stunning wedding table setting above appears to be topped by delicate tangerine suns. You can get these sunny paper lanterns from Luna Bazaar. This wedding decor features crystal glassware, but we think tangerine-colored peonies and carnations would be beautiful on this table displayed in vintage white milk glass. Can you imagine the dreamy creamsicle deliciousness that would create?!

Tangerine Wedding Candy Table. Design & Styling by Robin Zachary at Prop Closet. Photo by Terry Doyle
Tangerine Wedding Candy Table. Design & Styling by Robin Zachary at Prop Closet. Photo by Terry Doyle
Tangerine Wedding Candy Table. Design & Styling by Robin Zachary at Prop Closet. Photo by Terry Doyle

Tangerine jelly beans, licorice and cupcakes, oh my! This wedding reception candy bar is a feast for the eyes as well as the lips. Styled and designed by Robin Zachary at Prop Closet, tangerine treats look so citrus-y sweet behind the elegant flower girls and dashing young ring bearer.

Tangerine Ruffle Wedding Cake from Maggie Austin Cake

Frilly and feminine, we love this stand-out tangerine ruffle wedding cake from Maggie Austin Cake with pretty ripple design. The fluffy fondant rose is a show stopper, in lieu of a traditional cake topper. Don’t forget to check out more of the non-traditional cake toppers we love for extra inspiration.

Wedding Cake Cookies By Sugar Me Desserterie in Tangerine Tango

Speaking of non-traditional in the wedding cake department, why not pick up some of these cute mini wedding cake sugar cookies from Sugar Me Desserterie? The gorgeously decorated tiny tangerine tiers are sure to delight your wedding guests.

Tangerine Soda. Photo by Three Blondes and a Camera

Keep summer wedding guests hydrated and refreshed with tangerine soda in festive displays, like these photographed by Three Blondes and a Camera. Insert cute little ribbon or paper flags inside the bottle tops to create stylish place holders you can sip!

Tangerine Tango Tie & Bouquet. Styled by Forevermore Events. Photos by Guideon Photography
Tango Tangerine Wedding. Styled by Forevermore Events. Photo by Guideon Photography
Tango Tangerine Wedding. Styled by Forevermore Events. Photo by Guideon Photography
Tango Tangerine Wedding. Styled by Forevermore Events. Photo by Guideon Photography

We think the groom looks both sharp and summery in his pale grey suit with tangerine and white tie, especially next to his bride in traditional white. This tangerine tango wedding, styled by Forevermore Events, pairs thick silky orange chair ribbons with bright floral arrangements full of poppies, peonies and citrus fruits. Watch the video of this tangerine tango themed wedding to get a better visual idea of this stunning color scheme.

Tangerine Bridesmaids Dresses. Photo by Shannon Michele Photography

Bridesmaids love tangerine! Decked in flowing tangerine finery, the bridesmaids in this photo by Shannon Michele Photography make for a sunny and happy cowboy boot-wearing wedding party.

Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet from Blossom Alliance

Tangerine Tango has never looked more romantic than in this hand tied bridal bouquet from Blossom Alliance. Looking exotic and flirtatious, we love the mix of peach-petal roses with billy buds, protea and tangerine ranunculas. We can picture this lovely bouquet with a beautiful beach wedding dress, can’t you?

Tell us your favorite citrus shades for summer weddings! Is Tangerine Tango on the list?

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