2012 Pantone Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango, 175 new colors introduced

By on Dec 8, 2011 in Fashion, Lifestyle, World Comments

The 2012 Pantone color of the year is Tangerine Tango, with the world-renowned color authority also noting that 175 new colors will be introduced in the fashion world.

2012 Color of the Year announcement
Image Credit: Frederick Cirou/Corbis/Pantone.com

According to post at Pantone.com on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Tangerine Tango was chosen as the 2012 color of the year, as replacement for Honeysuckle, the 2011 color of the year.

Tangerine Tango was said to be chosen over other colors because its versatility that makes it a winner in cosmetics, as it is being described as exotic but but in a very friendly, non-threatening way.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman was quoted in the report.

“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 color specialist added.

Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, is being noted to be a complementary opposite that flatters blue or green eyes and could bring out an amber cast when paired with brown eyes.

Likewise, the 2012 color of the year may also be applied in interior spaces patterned to home accessories such as pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories, kitchen, walls, among others.

Meanwhile, Pantone will also be introducing 175 new colors in the fashion scene, which are a combination of the basic colors such as orange, yellow, brown, green, blue, white, and even black.

As an example, the color expert company will be including cherry reds with both blue and yellow undertones in red family, while adding a range from a Ballerina Pink to a Deep Rose to the pink family.

The full explanation of the new colors can be found at the “Color Addition” pdf file at Pantone‘s official website.

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