Thursday, April 12, 2012

Do you tango? Tangerine Tango

So back in December the Pantone Inc released their 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango. 

It's April and have you seen TT anywhere? That's tangerine tango not Tracey Toole. :)  One of the things in design school I thought was so interesting was the History of Apparel Design. I actually did a few Independent Studies on these subjects. I found it fascinating how clothing, styles, design elements and colors are all effected by economy, global affairs, politics and trends. Late 2008 the recession hit, the color for 2010 was a nice calm blue. 2011 was honeysuckle. Colors that are vibrant lift confidence and boost energy. Look at the colors of the last 4 years next to each other. 

So 2012 is Tangerine Tango. Recession is "over". I put that in quotes because that is what we are told. None the less, some jobs are popping up and basically people are feeling more confident. That is what this color says.


Crate and Barrel loving the orange couch!

Crate and Barrel orange kitchen bench, love this!

and this fabric which I just bought and I'm thinking of making a  grocery tote in.
Forgot your measuring tape for class? No need to worry with this fabric.

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