Tangerine Tango 2012 Pantone Color Of The Year

Tangerine Tango
2012 Pantone Color of the Year!

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is and orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute.

Previous Pantone Colors of the Year

  • 2012:  Tangerine Tango
  • 2011:  Honeysuckle
  • 2010:  Turquoise
  • 2009:  Mimosa
  • 2008:  Blue Iris
  • 2007:  Chili Pepper
  • 2006:  Sand Dollar
  • 2005:  Blue Turquoise
  • 2004:  Tigerlily
  • 2003:  Aqua Sky
  • 2002:  True Red
  • 2001:  Fuchsia Rose
  • 2000: Cerulean Blue

Pantone History

  • 1950’s:  Begins as a commercial printing business
  • 1956:  Lawrence Herbert hired as a part-time employee. Lawrence used his knowledge of chemistry to systematize the company’s stock of pigments and production of colored inks.
  • 1962:  Lawrence Herbert runs the ink and printing division of the company and turns a profit. This is while the commercial display division is $50,000 in debt.
  • 1963:  Pitched his idea to the largest ink manufacturing company in the country, and in less than 2 week he sold licensing opportunities to 20 companies.
  • Today:  Starting from a small company, now grown into a global business, Pantone LLC is the preeminent authority on color systems, color, and technology in many industries.

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