Inspiration Station December 2011-Color of the Year 2012

December 9, 2011

Welcome! It’s that time of year again. Pantone Corporation has announced their 2012 Color of the Year.  For 2011 it was pink/honeysuckle. The soft cousin in the red family stepped out in home decor and fashion all year long.

For 2012, it’s the hot, vibrant, dare I say “sexy” cousin of red:

Tango Tangerine

(Click on the color to visit Pantone’s website.)

Here’s a brief quote from the site:

“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.”

It’s time to get out those “tangerine” beads you couldn’t figure out what to do with! Embroider a cuff with a dark background, string some with a light brown, or even a light green. Here’s a pair of earrings I worked up a few months back:

Guess I was ahead of the trend. 🙂

Get vibrant and sexy in 2012 with Pantone’s new Color of the Year.


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