Pantone has named its color of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango, which is a deep orange. Almost looks like someone mixed a drop or two of black paint into a container of orange paint. Tangerine Tango is a dramatic orange, as shown on Pantone's website.
I like the color, but I think Pantone is a year or two late hopping on the orange trend. Then again, maybe they will say they started it, since Mimosa (a sunny orange-tinged yellow) was the Color of the Year for 2009. What do y'all think? Is Pantone leading or following the pack with this selection?
As for my not-so-fearless 2012 predictions, I wouldn't change what I said for 2011, other than to perhaps doubly emphasize the popularity of stencils and mixed-media techniques.