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Below are the Pantone colors for 2012.

Top of the list: a favorite of mine, orange in a tangerine shade.




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Fashion






"Knock, knock!"
"Who's there?"
"Banana."
"Banana who?"
"Knock, knock!"
"Who's there?"
"Banana."
"Banana who?"
"Knock, knock!"
"Who's there?"
"Orange."
"Orange who?"
"Orange you glad I didn't say banana?"


2 comments:

  1. Well shucks! I like all the colors on the chart except for the #1 color...tangerine. I just cannot get my head around any shade of orange. I believe it might be because in the 60's (which I think you can relate to), colors like harvest gold, olive green and rust/orange were all the rage. I hated those colors and I still have an aversion to them!!

    Every apartment we lived in after we were first married had olive green sculptured carpeting, harvest gold appliances (I even purchased a set of gold appliances because it was all the rage) and rust colored furniture. The only shade of orange I can live with is the earthy mediterranean terracotta. Love that color!

    Oh well, at least the color tangerine will bring smiles to some people! Guess that means that I will be seeing a lot of that color!

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