TrendSpotting 2012. Colortrends #1: Tangerine Orange

Remember last summer, when the Pantone Color Institute named their trendy orange  Burned Orange? Now they've stepped it up a bit and have named the orange shade Tangerine Tango the color of the year 2012. What do you think? Is it a color you would add to your life? 

Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike. A provocative attention-getter...

Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. 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.

Above you see all ten Pantone colors for spring 2012:
Tangerine Tango, a juicy orange hue;
Solar Power, a warm yellow hue; 
Sodalite Blue, a maritime blue hue; 
Cabaret, an intense rosy-red hue; 
Starfish, a warm neutral hue;
Margarita, a piquant yellow-green hue;
Sweet Lilac, a pinkish lilac hue; 
Driftwood, a beige-grey blend;
Bellflower, an ornamental purple; and 
Cockatoo, a spirited blue-green. 
 Pics from Pinterest  and Pantone 
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