It’s time, it’s time! Pantone announced the color of the year for 2012 today! Drumrooooooollllllllll, please!
Isn’t she beautiful? Tangerine Tango is her name.
Okay, I’ll calm down now. But really, it’s so exciting to get a glimpse at what will be showing up next year. And I bet we’ll be seeing it even before 2012 as more companies begin giving us a peek at what they’ll be introducing at CHA.
Tangerine Tango seems very different from recent years. Honeysuckle, Turquoise and Mimosa (2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively) have been brighter, more whimsical colors. A beautiful reddish-orange, Tangerine Tango is meant to “provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” I predict we’ll see more and more products for the home, fashion and paper crafting that are darker and richer than past years. Only time – or those CHA sneaks will tell. 🙂
You can already see bits of Tangerine Tango-esque colors in a few collections we’ve shown you recently, like….
- My Mind’s Eye Kraft FunDay released in Oct,
- The hugely popular American Crafts CHAP collection released in Sept
- Kaisercraft Miss Nelly released in Aug,
- Echo Parks Yours Truly , and
- Miss Fancy Pants Love Story Collection.
So? Spill the beans. What do YOU think?