Tangerine Tango was Pantone's Color of the Year for 2012 and it is still hanging around as one of this years spring go to's. As spring is winding down tangerine is a great introduction to summer. It pairs nicely with soft pastels and blush tones that are so common at this time of year. We really like the idea of using the color in literal terms and adding pieces of fruit to arrangements or place settings. Tangerines or even kumquats, which are much smaller, would look incredible amongst lush florals. Carve out an opening for a tea light or slice the fruit open for more added interest and texture and you can also enjoy the fresh citrus aroma.
Enter the world of custard: a cheerful and sunny color of a softer shade of yellow. Without being too bright or overpowering custard brings the same happy effect of yellow. It's hard to go wrong with custard; very versatile and can be easily used as a neutral. We love it with pale pinks, lavender and grey for a vintage look. Instead of bright white, custard can be the palest color in a bouquet of bright colors.