Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Color of the Year

Did you know...

  • You are more likely to get pulled over for a traffic violation if you are driving a red car?
  • Fast food restaurants use red, yellow and orange the most because those colors make you feel hungry?
  • In 1909 Crayola Crayons produced a box of crayons with 8 colors: red, orange, green, violet, brown, and black.

 Today the box has grown to 120 colors and includes colors like 'Outer Space' and 'Razzmatazz'.

Like most artists, I LOVE color.  I've always said one of my dream jobs would be naming new nail polish colors over at OPI  (incidentally, "I Don't Give a Rotterdam!" and "London Bridge is Falling Brown" are my two faves right now)!  
My son William asks me what my favorite color is all the time because I've told him choosing just one is like choosing a favorite child... I am always changing my mind...

Every year, Pantone comes up with THE COLOR OF THE YEAR.  For 2012, the color of the year is Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463 TCX).
tangerine tango

It's a pretty nice color, but my color of the year is a little more orangey/pinkish:  I would call it Poppy:


Poppy by artsymoo featuring a pattern dress

It just hits the spot for me.  
If you could choose, what would be YOUR color of the year?

Happy day to you!


  1. Ok, ive gotta get me a polyvore account. How cool!
    I always tell my kids my favorite color is all of them, for the same reason.

  2. Great post! I've been camping & haven't checked our blog out since last week but I just have to comment & say I've always (for several years now) wanted to be the one who gets to name lipstick and makeup colors.