Interior Design Colors for 2012 – Tangerine Tango Tops the List

The 2012 core of the year that has been making headlines and creating a sensational buzz  in the news is Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year  – "Tangerine Tango" – a vibrant orange-red. I am so energized over this new color for 2012, since Orange happens to be one of my all time favs.  I am overjoyed with ideas for uses in 2012. 

Pantone is not alone in making a color forecast for 2012.  Several major paint companies have done a great job in this area as well, including: BEHR Paints (By Home Depot), Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Check out a few highlights from these engaging color forecats below.

Visit the paint manufacturer websites and learn more on how you can prepare for your 2012 painting project. I promise, they do not disappoint. The Color Marketing Groups did a fabulous job in the inspiration department.  Take a look and share your ideas with your Paint Contractor to create that true masterpiece in your interior design project.

BEHR Paints 2012 Color Trends

The BEHR paints 2012 vibrant collection has something-for-everyone and features a diverse mix of styles and hues.  BEHR has dentified four distinct trends that bring endless opportunities, which includes:

  • Santa Fe Today – a complex yet welcoming mixture of natural warm tones,
  • Retro Recall – a quirky combination of retro and contemporary gadgets,
  • Safari Escape – an elegant combination of relaxed neutrals and exotic details,
  • Tea Party – a feminine mix of Victorian ornamentation. From deep neutrals to pallid pinks, the expansive range of new colors sparks creativity, excitement and originality.

Sherwin Williams ColorMix™ 2012

The Sherwin-Williams colormix™ 2012 forecast proves a color palette doesn’t need to stray far from its roots to make a big design impact.

Sherwin-Williams color experts drew inspiration from fashion-forward color-washing and ombré dyeing techniques to experiment with color values and hues within color families to create four vibrant palettes. They also embraced the sustainable landscape ― which has become an enduring influence on all aspects of décor and design.

The 40 hues highlighted in colormix 2012 stay close to home with earth-inspired, color family groupings: Reds, Blues, Greens and Neutrals.

Benjamin Moore 2012 Color Pulse

Our lives are enriched by conservation and enhancing the natural world. Preservation is a call to embrace the wonder of nature and the rhythms of its changes. The journey along the way becomes as important as the outcome.

There is an interesting trend identified in the Benjamin Moore 2012 Color Pulseforecast Preservation. It is a reflection of our current economic and social climate. The overall desire to connect our past with our future.

Benjamin Moore's Preservation is broken out into the following 4 trends:

  • Heritage – our past
  • Process – our journey
  • Protection – our vulnerability
  • Enlightenment – our future

Color Trends for 2012: Balance to Preservation – – Blog

Colors to take us into 2012 – KBB Cllective

2012 Pantone Color of the Year  –

Tangerine Tango: Pantone’s color of the year in fashion – Washington

Pantone Color  of  2012 – Tangerin Tango – Design Boom