I almost missed posting this story as I’m about to run out to a couple designer parties tonight and I heard about it at The Decorologist first! Then ‘From Caroline’ wrote a post where she also announced the colour of the year but also mentioned that my takeaway from the annual CMG Conference in September was about orange moving to a tangerine shade.
Image via Apartment Therapy
It’s interesting to see the progression of colours from 2008. The gray trend really arrived on the scene in 2009 so it’s no surprise then that yellow, turquoise, honeysuckle and now Tangerine, followed. All clean and crisp colours that work well with gray, black and white.
The LA Times says that Pantone describes the color 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. . . sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive.”
I was relieved to see this fun interpretation of the colour and also to see that there was no reference to it being a “necessary relief from the woe’s of the economy, etc.” as was mentioned in past years.
As I’ve said in prior posts, I don’t think the swing back to colours of the 50s and 60s has anything to do with the economy; it’s just the natural ebb and flow of colour trends moving from dark (brown trend) to light (gray/white trend). After all, we’ve been looking at earth tones for 20 years and we’re done!
I say bring on the happy colours, now you don’t need an excuse!
What do you think? Yay or Nay.
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