Tangerine Tango

Miles Redd

I was shopping today, trying to finish up my Christmas list and then supposed to be headed home to wrap the presents I just bought.  My To-Do list however, told me to stop into my favorite paint store and pick up the Benjamin Moore brochure on Metallic Paints.  I am considering adding a little "shine" to a client's dining room ceiling.  As I was picking that up I was completely blown away by Tangerine Tango ... the NEW Pantone color of 2012!  Annually Pantone will declare a particular color the "Color of the Year" and boy oh boy did they hit the nail on the head for 2012. 

"Sophisticated, but at the same time dramatic and seductive" according to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.  "Remininscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of a yellow, to form a high - visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy." I'll take Two!  

This is what happens to me ... I am plugging along doing what I am supposed to be doing ... then WHAM!  I was feeling a little bit sad today because there is no snow.  Can you believe that?  It just doesn't seem to be Christmasy!  But then a little trip to the paint store and I am ready for the colors of Spring!!

I will re-focus on the task at hand today ... while secretly figuring out where or where to put Tangerine Tango in my life!