Thursday, January 12, 2012

WHAT'S IN: Colors For 2012

Color forecasts for the new year are always interesting.  It is typical for the colors to reflect what is going on around us.  For example, gray is huge right now and has been for awhile.  Seems pretty fitting, considering the uncertainty of our country and the economy the past couple years.  If you are wondering, gray is still prominent in the forecasts for 2012.  Although that may reflect some uncertainty still looming out there, I don't care because I think gray is a fabulous neutral, and I will use it whether or not it's forecasted.  Moving along to the point of this post, I'm feeling 2012's top colors! 

Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year, "Tangerine Tango" is very bold looking at it alone, but a pop of it in a space is perfect and is anything but gray and muted.  It's an energizing color and I love that! 

Completely opposite of Pantone's vivid orange, Benjamin Moore's color for 2012 is "Wythe Blue" HC-143.  It is clear, cool, soothing, and could not differ more from Pantone's choice. 

Although these colors for 2012 are on opposite ends of the spectrum, and color wheel for that matter, they could not compliment each other better.  I am really loving this color combination. 


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What do you think about the "hot" new colors for 2012?  Would you use them together?  It's also no coincidence that both colors are wonderful compliments to gray. 

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