Congratulations this year goes to Tangerine! And more specifically Tangerine Tango! Tangerine Tango is the new color of the year! Here's the link to Pantone:
So Orange will take center stage next year. Way to go orange! I love what the executive director at Pantone said about this color:
"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."
They are serious about color at Pantone!
While on the surface, I think this business of color of the year seems rather silly, I have been surprised how it has changed my quilting. When I found out that there was such a thing as "Color of the Year," it was a couple years ago and the color was turquoise. I have never really appreciated turquoise, or orange for that matter. But I took up the challenge to use these colors in my quilting. I have been very surprised how much I have grown in my use of color. I still don't love using turquoise, but I do really like using it's lighter cousin, aqua. And, I made a school bag, that I need to take a picture of because I love it! and I used a tiny bit of turquoise. It was Perfect! I have found out that I can let turquoise play in my quilts sometimes - not too often, but sometimes, and I won't even hate it!
As I was being brave with turquoise, I introduced myself to orange as well. I actually like orange on occasion now. That wasn't the case a couple years ago. Here's to meeting new friends!
What do you think about orange? Love it? Hate it? or On the fence? Orange is an extreme color. My guess is that there aren't many fence sitters. I could be wrong. What's your view?