It's time to finally get around to showcasing all the Pantone Fashion Trend colors for Spring 2012! The first color I'm going to talk about is Tangerine Tango, which is Pantone's Color of the Year and described as “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive…reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, [it] marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy…a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring." Sounds good to me! ;-D Although I must confess, orange is one of my least favorite colors and I certainly don't look good wearing it. LOL But I love it combined with pinks or metallic gold, or used as a bold accent in jewelry.
Here is a set of glass spacer beads I listed in my Etsy shop recently that has been getting an awful lot of attention—they were featured in at least 9 different Treasuries in just one week! So I'm guessing that a lot of people are excited about this vibrant color too, and it sure helps brighten the last of these grey Winter days as we make the transition into Spring…
|Tangerine Orange Lampwork Spacer Beads|
These beads were created out of a Vetrofond odd lot called Dreamsicle, which is a rich orange with a core of a lighter, creamy orange in the center which I think gives them a more interesting effect. This is the first time I've used it (although it's been sitting in my glass cubby for a few years! LOL) and I really like it, imagining it will also be very useful for Summer and Autumn bead designs too.
Here are some other glass colors that would make great Tangerine Tango designs:
|Clockwork Orange (CiM)|
|Transparent Orange (Vetrofond)|
|Tangerine Dark Yellow Special (Effetre)|
|Tangerine Intense Odd (Vetrofond)|
I could go on for a while longer, as there are several other shades of this juicy color offered by various glass manufacturers and in other COEs. I'm looking forward to using it more often from now on, especially combined with some of the other Pantone Spring 2012 colors! *Ü*
What are some of your favorite colors to mix with orange?