It is always interesting to see the Pantone’s pick for “Color of the Year”. Drumroll please – the color of the year for 2012 is….
According to the official announcement, the deep red-orange color is intended to give us all a big energy boost; a refresh and a recharge. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute tells us more about the choice for 2012:
“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 vicariousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Searching the web, here are some on the newest images using Tangerine:
Touch of tangerine
A darker version of the sassy red-orange shade pops against the white framework.
These tangerine-color arm chairs lift an ordinary room up a notch.
A pop of tangerine with deep teal
Interesting combination, tangerine, yellow/green, deep teal and a touch of gray
Carpet by Serge Lesage.
Pop of orange against all this beautiful teal. . .
What do you think of the choice? Are you ready to try the “tangerine tango”? In some ways, I’m reminded of the colors on the 70’s. . . you may remember harvest gold, avocado green and orange.
While I will never wear an entire outfit of tangerine, nor will I make an entire orange quilt, I may use a pop of it here and there.