Tangerine Tango has served us well this year. But alas, we must always look forward. So what is going to be the “it” color for 2013? In an earlier post, I predicted it would be from the emerald green family. But now I’m second guessing. Perhaps it will be a blue. Blue is the complimentary color of orange, so it would make sense for the pendulum swing to be a blue hue. Here are a few blues from Sherwin Williams that could be possible contenders:
After the high-voltage energy of 2012′s orange-y hue, perhaps a more neutral, whisper-quiet color is in order. The gray tones of “Mountain Stream” are just the response to swing the pedelum in the other direction.
Or, perhaps something more heavenly, with a cloud-like hue that makes one think of calm, optimistic skies?
A Carribean ocean is warm and clear, like this playful blue that could be invigoratingly energetic when placed next to the complimentary orange.
But ultimately, I’m thinking something more marine-like,…that is a happy medium between the grayed and the brilliant tones. It’s a nostalgic hue that looks classically refined with cream, funky with raspberry, and can still hold it’s own with last year’s Tango. A little bit preppy without being stuffy? It definitely seems like the right choice for this American’s Veteran’s Day (observed).
See how great it looks in this mirror from Oomph? It would look equally great on an orange or a taupe wall,…so that’s my pick.
That is, if I’m pinned down to blue, and not green. But then there’s always plum…
I honestly have no idea how Leatrice Eiseman does this every year!