Honeysuckle was the color for 2011, according to Pantone LLC. And although it was a color that comforted us during slow economic times, Pantone says Tangerine will give us the burst we need to forge ahead in 2012.

It’s a scientific process. Over nearly half a century, Pantone LLC has literally combed the world looking for color influences. They base their color selection on art collections, new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Technology and even sports teams help Pantone decide what is going to be the hot new color in the coming year.

In their latest press release, Pantone LLC has forecasted Tangerine Tango the new color trend for 2012. And the fashion industry has picked up on that trend. According to Pantone’s press release, designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini are incorporating shades of tangerine into their spring collections.

Home interiors are adding a pop of tangerine orange in furniture, accessories and paint colors. And in a new joint venture, Pantone announces that beauty supply giant Sephora will be launching a SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year beauty collection in 2012.

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at http://www.pantone.com.


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