Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tangerine Tango

I just read that Pantone's 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango.  The name itself, while it does evoke a sultry Spanish couple, mashed together in a moving, maraca enhanced embrace, isn't what I would have chosen.  I would have called it Salmon Boogie, or Apricot Hustle, or maybe Coral Jitterbug.

That peachy shade has always made me happy though, and as I read Pantone's adjective heavy descriptions, I started to believe that I could make the world a better place, just by bringing a little more Tangerine Tango into my life.

People might associate me with the color and start to think of me as "sophisticated, but at the same time, dramatic and seductive, with a lot of depth."

Like these shoes.

Or, "a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non threatening way"

Like Shakespeare in brick.

Pantone goes on to describe their color of the year as "reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, and 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."

Like Rachel Ray cookware.

I guess I would prefer my reddish oranges to stay in the mystical Sedona cliffs,

and red tile roofs.

What do you think?  


Susie Jefferson said...

Wow, what a colour! Great, my Le Creuset cookware is bang in fashion again. Gives me an excuse to buy more, lol

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh! What absolutely beautiful tangerine inspiration. I am so excited that you are joining us for the challenge! Feel free to grab a button and follow along as we all encourage each other to complete our "impossibilities." I know committing to the year of healthy living (and I am right there with you) might get overwhelming feel free to e-mail anytime if you get discouraged!


smalltownme said...

Long ago I made a big full skirt for belly dancing...I called it Tangerine Dream (yes, after the zep song) but it was actually a lighter color.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.
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Leah H. said...

Beautiful photos. Thank's for sharing:)

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