Tangerine Tango 2012 Pantone Color Of The Year – Infographic

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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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