PANTONE 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango!
(The bold, red-orange shade succeeds 2011's pretty-in-pink color, Honeysuckle)
It's Sophisticated but also dramatic and seductive!
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said "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... there’s the element of encouragement with orange, it’s building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to better things." The Pantone color of the year is an annual influence on fashion and design. Tangerine Tango has already begun to pop up in fashion and cosmetics, with a strong showing in New York’s fashion week this fall. The bright orange is not an especially tricky color to wear, but it’s also not universally flattering — especially when it comes to cosmetics. Read more about PANTONE's color of the year