Color forecasting firm Pantone has declared as the defining shade for 2012 in a report released December 8.
For more than a decade, the company has selected its Color of the Year, influencing product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home, and beauty.
2012's shade, PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, is a reddish orange shade, described by the brand as "vivacious" and "enticing."
"Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it," explained Pantone's executive director Leatrice Eiseman.
Concerning cosmetics, it was first reported December 7 that Pantone is teaming with French cosmetics brand Sephora for the very first SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSETM limited edition collection. Available in US Sephora stores as of March 2012, the line will include eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and accessories.