Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pantone Announces The 2012 Color of the Year

Sephora and Pantone announced yesterday that they had partnered to create a SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ color collection that would launch in March 2012, and that the collection would contain products in the tangerine/orange color family. That gave me a pretty good idea what Pantone's Color of the Year would be for 2012, and this morning Pantone confirmed this by naming Tangerine Tango as the color that would influence fashion across the board next year.

This partnership does allow for future collections and collaborations, so if you're a Pantone fan like I am, and a cosmetics junkie, this is exciting news! The inaugural limited edition collection will contain a range of products that include eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and accessories. Pantone is the global leader on color, and has long been the authority who sets the standard for the fashion and design industry. Their Color of the Year typically starts the trends that are introduced each year in fashion and home design.

About the PANTONE Color of the Year:

The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

Past colors include:

•PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)

•PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)

•PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)

•PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)

•PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)

•PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)

•PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)

•PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)

•PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)

•PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)

•PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)

•PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)



  1. This colour totally reminds me of Korean Candy from MAC sheen supremes :)

    I heard there is going to be a lot of orange in the spring..! I hope there's a lot of purple too.

    xoxo champagne

  2. Great news! I love this kind of color and it looks good on me. The Sephora and Pantone collaboration is really exciting!!

  3. Oh that's really cool! Thanks for sharing this. I'm excited for the Sephora/Pantone collaboration, can't wait to see what other companies will do with this color!

  4. Not a color I normally would wear. I like this to use for the Fall season to decorate. I own quite a few polishes this shade. Guess I'll have to get used to wearing it.