When Pantone announces its color of the year, the design and fashion worlds take note . . . but how about your kids? Whether they're paying attention or not, for 2013, emerald green reigns supreme. Described by Pantone as "lively, radiant, and lush," it's the perfect fit for kidswear. Make sure your little ones stay ahead of the trend by incorporating one of these jewel-toned picks into his or her Winter looks!
Tell your tangerine (2012's Pantone color of the year) to tango right out the door, because the color experts at Pantone have just named emerald the 2013 color of the year. Described as lively, radiant, and lush, the color was seen on the runways of Stella McCartney (eyeliner), Christian Dior (eye shadow), Marimekko (eye shadow), and Kenzo (nails and eye shadow, pictured above). "Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said. "This powerful and appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors."
Emerald is such a versatile color because it's a new kind of neutral. It works well in both warm and cool temperatures, and pops on a variety of different skin tones and eye colors. Wear it with peach, rose, or aubergine for a complementary effect, or swipe on your nails when you need a color boost, but don't want something too overpowering. In addition, just as Sephora and Pantone linked up for 2012 with its Sephora + Pantone color collection, the beauty brands will be at it again for 2013; look for the launch of the line exclusively at Sephora this March.
The color wizards at Pantone are making a case for brighter, bolder hues this holiday season with a new line of neon iPhone protection. The company teamed up with Case Scenario to create these sleek and sturdy snap-on cases, which are available exclusively at Apple.com and in Apple retail stores nationwide. All ports are easily accessible in the colored cases, and power users will appreciate its slim, lightweight construction. Check out Pantone Universe's new neon cases ($35) for the iPhone 4 and 4S, and let us know if you'd rock one.
Here's something that's sure to satiate a variety of people's tastes, from color enthusiasts to makeup lovers alike: the much-anticipated Sephora + Pantone makeup collection. Back in December we learned that the beauty juggernaut would be linking up with the color specialists to form the ultimate color makeup lineup, featuring Pantone's Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.
And now, the wait is over. See the 12-piece lineup of products up close, along with several more products inspired by the color of the year. With its vibrant shade options featuring hues centered around the bold color, it's guaranteed to brighten your day.
Every season, Pantone releases a trend report of their hottest colors, and for Spring, they're especially kid-friendly. From punchy Cabaret (a rich fuchsia hue) and rich yellow Solar Power, to foamy green Margarita and vibrant Tangerine Tango, the shades are bright, fun, and lend themselves to sunny days and long, mild nights. Check out some of the best Spring products and pieces to ensure your kids are on-trend this season!
Wear your design snob badge on your refrigerator with pride by whipping up this weekend's DIY. Take chip samples from the source for color, Pantone, to revamp the tired food delivery magnets covering the fridge. The Pantone chip magnets from How About Orange involve a little cutting, paper glaze, and magnet pieces for a home accessory to mirror your design geek personality.
If you don't have Pantone chips handy and don't want to invest in the full chip book, everyday paint chips from a hardware store make a good substitute.
Learning More About Tangerine Tango, Pantone's Color of the Year: An Interview With Leatrice Eiseman
Each year Pantone, the global authority on color, reveals its choice for the color of the year, signaling the color direction for interior design, fashion, cosmetics, and graphic design. This year, the color is Tangerine Tango, a vibrant shade that will breathe new life into 2012's color palettes. I recently chatted with Pantone's resident color guru, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, about what the color means for the new year. Let's learn more about Tangerine Tango!
CasaSugar: Were there any major influences that contributed to Pantone's decision on Tangerine Tango for 2012?
Leatrice Eiseman: The Color of the Year selection process is very thoughtful and time consuming. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations, and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
CS: What colors do you suggest pairing Tangerine Tango with?
LE: It goes well with many colors that make for unexpected combinations. For example, pair it with an elegant wine color, such as Syrah or a Rhubarb Red. It's great with a slightly greenish blue, like Vallarta, or a hot pink called Cabaret for a retro look. Of course, it's always great with warm taupey tans like Tiger's Eye, and a special favorite of mine is a deep yellow green called Winter Moss. And there is the summertime staple of White Alyssum and Tangerine Tango.
Keep reading for more tips on decorating with Tangerine Tango and more gorgeous photos!
Pantone, the authority on professional color design, has announced the 2012 Color of the Year is Tangerine Tango. Get ready to see this reddish orange shade pop up in stores over the next year. To prep for a 2012 filled with the hue that Pantone says "emanates heat and energy," check out these gadget accessories reminiscent of Tangerine Tango.
The color experts and trend forecasters at Pantone have just named Tangerine Tango the 2012 color of the year. "Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, 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," the institute's Leatrice Eiseman said in a statement. We saw the vivid hue all over the runways at Spring 2012 Fashion Week, with shows such as Jason Wu (lipstick), Chris Benz (lipstick), Milly (nails), and Joy Cioci (lipstick and blush, pictured above) featuring the reddish-orange shade.
Why is this color so versatile? It can look fresh practically anywhere on the face, including the cheeks and eyes. It also makes blue and green eyes pop and gives brown eyes an amber tone. Look forward to the release of a Pantone-branded makeup line in March — featuring the red-hot color, naturally.
Tomorrow we'll discover which hue Pantone, the authority on all-things pigments, will name as its color of the year for 2012. But until we know exactly what shade will have its moment in the sun, here's something amazing to look forward to: the brand is coming out with an exclusive-to-Sephora Pantone makeup collection. The line ($18 to $80) will feature hues primarily in the orange and tangerine range (could this be a nod to its soon-to-be-announced color of the year?), and will include cosmetics and accessories. So color yourself happy: the limited-edition products are out in March.