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FINALLY! A “Color of the Year” that I can actually see myself working with! After a couple of years where the choice has left me saying “Really? REALLY???”, this bright, hot orange that flirts on the side of red has me really excited.
Pantone, the world’s leader in color prediction and theory, explains their selection:
“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.”
“Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.”
While some color prediction sites have offered that pastels or soft color are the trend in 2012, this bold hue laughs in their face. Energy bursts from this color, attaching to all around. There is nothing neutral about this. It’s out there and proud.
Not everyone is ready to handle a large scale infusion of such a bold color. Here are some ways you can incorporate Tangerine Tango into your home without going overboard:
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Pantone, the world’s leader in color prediction for fashion and home, has announced their choice for “Color of the Year 2011″–Honeysuckle (Pantone 18-2120). Pantone offers this brief description on the reasoning and rationale for their bold color pick:
A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”
Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.
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Honeysuckle is upbeat and dynamic when used on large areas like the entry area of a house or an apartment. It is an appetite and conversation stimulant when used on the dining room walls. In the kitchen, it adds a fun touch on the table in placemats and other linens (patterned or solid), colored glassware, candles and small appliances. Honeysuckle is a great color to cover up shabby kitchen cabinets, or, if that’s too much of a color statement for you, try repainting knobs and drawer pulls. But be warned – once you try this arresting shade, it can become addictive.
What color will walls be wearing 18 months from now? Benjamin Moore color experts offer up predictions with their annual color trend report, Color Pulse 2012, exclusively for design professionals. The impending palette, according to this latest edition, will be influenced by a cultural wave focused on Preservation plus four defining sub-themes: Heritage, Process, Protection and Enlightenment.
Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, explained that the palette continues to be reflective of the gray and brown scale that’s been prevalent the past few years. “We’re seeing camel and khaki as the new neutrals upon which richer, more traditional hues can be layered and accented,” she said. Examining the primary color families more carefully, here’s what can be expected:
Written by Eileen McComb
Look for a range from feminine reds and spot-on oranges to soft vintage and blushing pink tones. Among some of the Benjamin Moore Paint colors specifically called out that are likely “hotties” for 2012 are Candy Cane Red, Orange, Potpourri and Chantilly Lace.
Golden and sunny, yellow returns with brightness and lacquered shine versus previous preferences for matte finishes. Reflective blondes, honey gold and digital iterations of the hue are emerging with our desire for simplicity. On one end of the spectrum, we’ll be seeing Benjamin Moore colors such as Baby Chick, Hollywood Gold, Metallic Gold; on the other end, there will be more neutral tones like Subtle, Buttercream Pearl, Tumeric and Bronze Metallic
The movement is to crisper shades, some teal-tinged but also safari and camouflage tones. The Benjamin Moore forecasters have pointed to choices that range from Fresh Scent Green, Pear Green and Winchester Sage to Dark Olive and Harbour Town.
Water and air strongly inspire this portion of the 2012 palette. You’ll also find “mysterious” charcoal and blackened navy hues creating a new dimension for black. Look for Benjamin Moore blues such as Palm Coast Teal, Old Glory, Instinct and Serenata, along with those deeper tones such as Deep Ocean, Gentlemen’s Gray and Mysterious.
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