Monday, December 12, 2011

Pantone Color of The Year- in your garden?


Each year around this time, designers await the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year like a kid on Christmas...  Ok, that's not exactly how it goes down, but it is a fun addition to all of the holiday excitement!

Known as Pantone 17-463 to those in the design community, tangerine tango takes home the "Color of the Year" award for 2012.  

Tangerine tango is described by Pantone as "a vivacious, enticing hue," "a provocative go-getter" that's "a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way" and "a spirited reddish orange ... [s]ophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive."

When planning your garden, think of the possibilities of color! 
Bloomtastics from Hines Growers
Aloes on Hillside © The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Aloes on Hillside © The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Image via Garden Therapy 4. Alonsoa meridionalis ‘Red’  5. Geum magellanicum 6. Antirrhinum majus ‘Defiance’

So, what do you think?  Will Tangerine Tango be making an appearance in your garden this year?






3 comments:

kmdubow said...

Im seeing tangerine everywhere- accent pillows, walls! I love this color for the garden!

Suzi McCoy said...

This color is so full of energy, optimism and cheerfulness.

Anonymous said...

Love the color for the garden. A bit much for the home, at least for mine.