Saturday, December 10, 2011

timeless tangerine

There's always a little flurry of excitement in the design world when Pantone unveils its 'Color of the Year' which, for 2012, is Tangerine Tango (that's #17-1463 for the art directors out there), signifying renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day. Well, let's just say that we Florida girls have known this for, like, ever. There's something about growing up where breakfast could be plucked from a tree in the yard and the local bank dispensed freshly-squeezed orange juice in the lobby. You grow up to be a woman who lingers lovingly in the citrus section of the produce department. Who has an affinity for ambrosia and candied orange rind. Who loves to peel citrus because of the way it makes her hands smell. Whose zester is her prized kitchen utensil. And who is genuinely happy upon finding a juicy tangerine in the toe of her Christmas stocking. So, yes, I'll be dancing the Tangerine Tango again this year to kindle my energy, optimism and sunny outlook. According to the Pantone prophesy, so will you.
(image: Pinterest)


My Little Bungalow said...

Orange is my favorite color, and I'm a huge citrus fan too! Looks like 2012 is going to be a great year!

Anonymous said...

Loving everything ORANGE! Hope 2012 stays orange allllll year through.