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
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