Let’s Tango! The Hot New Color For 2012
No New Year’s resolutions at The Blonde & The Brunette today. Instead we’re focused on the Pantone prediction that Tangerine Tango will be the hot Color of the Year for 2012.
Chosen because of its “sophisticated and dramatic undertones,” Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463) is a continuation of last year’s winner, Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120)”. The 2012 winner was said to be selected for its “inspiration to face life’s everyday troubles with verve and vigor”. We’re all for that. Pantone also noted Tangerine Tango builds off of the 2011 Honeysuckle selection by giving us an “energy charge” to move forward. Pretty dramatic language, but Pantone takes their colors seriously.
The process of choosing the color of the year is apparently quite an ordeal. Pantone employees look the world over for color influences in media, music, and art, searching for the hues that most affect people. With the digital age well underway, they also look at designs created electronically.
While all that sounds good to a fashion designer, or a makeup artist, why in the world would we even care? Because Pantone is still the standard when it comes to the hurdle of color matching to create uniformity in design. For those unfamiliar with Pantone, the company started out in the 1950′s as a printing house. Upon hiring a Hofstra grad name Lawrence Hebert, the company began work on creating a color standard that would guarantee world-wide uniformity.
Anyway…Tangerine Tango has already started to infiltrate the fashion world and our psyche; and, I don’t know about you but I feel slightly uplifted. Maybe it is time to tango.
Just in case you forgot, here is last year’s winner:
– NJ, The Brunette
Can you tell me from what brand the shoes are? They are AMAZING!
I say MAYBE but probably woduln’t specify this color except in small doses or perhaps in a pool house or outdoor space IF you are drawn to orange-reds. Trends come and go and tend to lean more classic design and colors and use the new looks in areas that can be changed when one tires of it. Enjoy reading your blog. I also love an all white kitchen. Now to convince clients that white cabinets are a good thing! Patti
Hi Ine: They are the Brian Atwood Alima Colorblock Fluorescent Platform Pump for $761. Here’s the link. Happy shopping! xo NJ, The Brunette
Did you see the colourblock pumps a while ago from Brian Atwood? They are the most fab neon pumps ever!
Those Atword’s are equally stunning!
NJ, The Brunette
Whoops. Typo. Meant Atwood’s!
An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your web site.
It’s funny, i’ve had this exact color on my brain lately after I saw a pair of flats in this exact shade of orgnaey-red tomato. I love it SO MUCH! I kind of want pants in this color