Happy 2013! Here’s PANTONE Emerald 17-5641, Pantone’s Color of the Year. Last year was a bad year. From Colorado to Sandy Hook; Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Boha; Syria to Pakistan; Collapsing of countries, governments, societies; Leading many to believe it was indeed the Apocalypse.
But Dec 21, 2012 came and went. The world did not end as predicted by the Mayan Calendar yet it sure seemed like dark days. Making it officially: The. Worst. Apocalypse. Ever. Not so much in magnitude but in substance…
It wasn’t all bad though. The 2012 Elections here in the U.S. rang in another “Four More Years” for President Barack Obama; Fiscal cliffs were averted; The apocalypse did NOT happen; Etc. Etc. So this year’s a new year. And new hope means new beginnings! Verdant, Prosperous, Rejuvenating, Healing, Energizing, Inspiring. Making this year’s Pantone Color of the Year especially fitting.
“Emerald, a vivid verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.” – Pantone.com
It’s Tangerine Tango!! PANTONE Tangerine Tango 17-1463 to be exact.
If you have a project featuring Tangerine Tango send it over to Pantone! They will include it in their 2012 COLOR OF THE YEAR photo album.
Guidelines: The photo must be taken by you, and by sending it you authorize non-exclusive use of it on Facebook and on the Pantone Blog. Please include a name you wish to be used as a photo credit; plus you may include one link to your website or online photo gallery. There are two ways to send a photo: 1) Post a link to it their comment box; or 2) Email it to email@example.com with the words “Tangerine Tango” in the subject line.
It’s almost time to kiss 2010 goodbye! And Pantone has kicked it off already by declaring a color for the new year! And the winner is – PANTONE Honeysuckle 18-2120.
So next time you make a project that happens to feature Pantone’s official color of the year, you can say so!
Pantone 2011 Press Release