It’s fiery and energizing, mood-lightening and day-brightening. It’s a slow summer sunset or a field of poppies. It’s PANTONE’s color forecast for 2012: Tangerine Tango will be the color of the year. The excitement over this new hue is spreading like wildfire.
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From NPR to LA Times to Stylelist, everyone is talking about Tangerine Tango, and its mission to electrify 2012. In an interview with CasaSugar, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, Pantone Color Institute, says of the new color, “Tangerine Tango is a vivacious and enticing hue. It is 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 adrenalin rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Felt & Wire Shop is already stocked with this energizing hue, from Dock 2 Letterpress’ “rejuvenate” letterpress printed pillowcases, Pepper Press’ orange white dots letterpress greeting card, the autumn orange origami flower by Ohlnu, and chewing the cud’s vibrant recycled canvas bucket. Take a look at this orange inspired collection.
Orange lovers everywhere will be happy to know that Mohawk Fine Papers offers a sunny palette as well, including Mohawk Loop Mango, Mohawk BriteHue Ultra Orange, Mohawk Via Safety Yellow, Mohawk BriteHue Ultra Lava, and Mohawk BriteHue Orange.
Orange you glad it’s almost 2012? [SJ]