PANTONE 2012 Color of the Year Mug - Tangerine Tango

PANTONE 2012 Color of the Year Mug - Tangerine Tango

Pantone has announced that the color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango, “a spirited reddish orange.” I find this color exciting! Very alert and ready to be productive.

Below are some of our products that incorporate this color.

Ceramic Mill with Sea Salt or Pepper - Olives Red

Ceramic Mill with Sea Salt or Pepper - Olives Red

Provencal Oil & Vinegar Ceramic Bottle Set - Olives Red

Provencal Oil & Vinegar Ceramic Bottle Set - Olives Red

Beauville Ocean Red-Orange Tea Towel

Beauville Ocean Red-Orange Tea Towel

Alphabet Baby & Boys Stripes Route 66 T-Shirt

Alphabet Baby & Boys Stripes Route 66 T-Shirt

Alphabet Baby & Boys Route 66 T-Shirt (Detail)

Alphabet Baby & Boys Route 66 T-Shirt (Detail)

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Claire Yellow & Red

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Claire Yellow & Red

Vive l’orange!

–Brett

AkzoNobel’s Aesthetic Center has just published its Colour Futures 2011 guide. The dominant trend they predict is Appreciation, a refreshing concept, non? As they say, “This concept is packed with what we hold most dear and truthful — a home base that is simple and informal and rooted in the here and now.” The color they suggest to represent this trend is what they call Lime Twist, shown as the lower wall color in the photo below.

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

One might also call this spring green, lemongrass, or a mellow chartreuse. In my opinion it is warmer than pistachio. It’s not exactly wasabi, either, but if you want to call it that, I won’t argue.

I happen to love this color and think it mixes harmoniously with many other colors, such as the grey as shown in the photo. I would also put it with many shades of blue and brown, and think it would really shine with hot shades of pink or orange. Lavender would be a soothing mate.

Here are some products from I Dream of France that feature Lime Twist:

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Merci to the fabulous Ellen Kennon who wrote about this report on Twitter and her blog!

— Brett