Friday, December 23

Kristi's Friday Fixations: Out With the Old and In With the New


Why hello there, everybody! I'm Kristi and I'm the newest addition to Michelle's team!


Yep, that's me! I'm going to be chiming in every now and again to give you guys the latest and the greatest in art, design, food, and all things fabulous and beautiful. Are you ready? Are you excited?! Me too! Let's jump right in.

For those of you who don’t know, Pantone is essentially the master of all things color and color-related. They even regard themselves as, “the world-renowned authority on color.” This is typically the point where I would poke fun at their egotism and immodesty. But I can’t, because it’s actually completely true. They really are the world-renowned authority on color. And I’d love to see someone try to debate otherwise. Go ahead. Try. I’ll wait.

Every year, Pantone releases it’s “Color of the Year,” what it believes will be the most influential color that year in design, art, children’s crayon drawings, whatever! I always wonder if the colors that they choose become so popular because they chose them, or if it’s because they were going to be popular anyway, and Pantone just always seems to pick up on it before anyone else. Guess that depends on how much “authority” you think they actually have. Maybe you don’t really like turquoise, maybe it’s just because Pantone decided you were going to like turquoise (when it chose PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise as 2010’s “Color of the Year”). Think about that for a minute!

Anywho, since Pantone has already decided what color I’m going to like best in 2012, I figured I’d put together a little mood board for 2011’s “Color of the Year” while it’s on its way out. Goodbye, PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle. You were a delight.


And hello, Pantone 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. Pantone describes you as being, “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive.” Ooh-la-la! 


Bad news: Snooki’s skin tone may actually be the true inspiration for Pantone’s choice of color for 2012. Yikes!

-Kristi

9 comments:

  1. Well hello, Kristi. I see why Michelle likes you so much. You guys have a very similar sense of humor and wit.
    As for Pantone's new color of the year.....I've been crushing on it for years already. :)

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    1. Hi there, and thanks so much! It seems like you're already ahead of the game! It's just such a happy, lil' color, ain't it? :)

      -K

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  2. Hi Kristy! Great post!!! Panetone-Shmanatone... Colors are amazing creatures no matter the trend. Live with what you love I say. :)

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    1. Hey there! I completely agree, and living with what you love is always your best bet, regardless of the trends! But I do love how much Pantone gets people talking about color and the best ways to use it, especially when it's an underutilized hue, like tangerine.

      -K

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  3. I loved this post and I love Tangerine Tango. Can you tell me the original source of photo of the woman in the top left of the Tangerine mood board? She looks just like my sister! Thanks.

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    1. Gah! I've been searching through all of the blogs that I was looking at when I posted this, and I can't find the original source for that photo! I'll keep looking though!

      -K

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  4. Welcome, Kristi! Since I am a fair lady, I'm going to have to try hard to make the Snooki skintone work. Perhaps a nice shirt in tangerine would be enough...

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  5. Great board! And I'm happy with the color pick. I've always been a fan of the orange shades...going back to when I wore an orange prom dress!

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    1. Wow! That's so awesome! I wish I could have pulled off an orange prom dress...

      -K

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