December 7, 2012

What Color Is Your Year?



Orange you glad 2012 is almost gone? Hahaha! Sorry for the lame joke, but I had to squeeze one in. *ba-dum-dum* Did you even know that the color for 2012 was orange? Actually, it was “Tangerine Tango“. Whatever it was, it was lovely while it lasted but it needs to get ready to go.

I’m not fashion forward to care all that much about what the “it” color is for the year. But a lot of people are. And by people I mean businesses. Businesses who will foist their interpretation upon us at ever turn. If you didn’t specifically notice that 2012 was the year of orange, now that I mention it you probably will nod you head realizing how much orange stuff you saw this year. It was everywhere from kid’s clothes to housewares to vehicles. I saw orange and was all “That’s so 1997!” because it was back then we (and by we I mean CycleGuy) had this very cool metallic orange car.

So, orange is so this year and for 2013 we’re headed back to the jewel tones of the 1980s! I sure hope the big hair of that decade doesn’t come along with it. For the love of all things Aqua Net, please keep your hair to a manageable height.

Pantone’s 2013 color is green! Not just any green, Emerald 17-5641. As a May baby I love my emeralds. Deep green and vibrant, a sense of nature and growth and beauty. I love the darker jewel tones in clothing, cosmetics and the depth of color in well-placed housewares and decoration. But can we deal with a year of every major company thinking we need more green? Oh, for sure, it’s been said before, It’s not easy being green. I think we all know this. Some greens just aren’t meant to be. That’s why I hope this radiant and cool burst of nature doesn’t overtake us.

For me, my year will still likely consist of plenty of pink. And black. My closet believes it’s the year of black every year. Black goes with everything right?

And while I think it’s great that each year gets its own color, for most of us it’s not significant. It is a way for manufacturers to get us to update and change and freshen up our lives. But in the grand scheme of things, I think my color is the same every year – Fabulous 1969!

Do you think you’ll be adding a lot of emerald green to your life in 2013, or do you have your own color?

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Peggy Fitzpatrick December 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

I loved the Panetone Facebook lead into the announcement of the color of the year. Tangerine Tango was beautiful and I love the 2013 Emerald as well. It will be interesting if this color will take over like last year’s did. I am guessing it will. Sephora had a huge Tangerine Tango line last year so green it is for 2013!

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang December 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm

It’s kind of fun! Both my kids are May babies, so emerald works for me!

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