'Tangerine Tango' is 2012's Color of the Year, according to Pantone

pantone-color-block.jpgWe know -- you've been waiting with bated breath to find out what Pantone's Color of the Year will be for 2012

Get off the edge of your seat! Pantone has dubbed "Tangerine Tango" -- also known as Pantone 17-463 -- to be the hottest color trend for 2012.

The LA Times says that Pantone describes the color as a "vivacious, enticing hue," "a provocative go-getter" that's "a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way" and "a spirited reddish orange ... [s]ophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive."

Who knew a color could be all that!?

The Pantone Color Institute also describes it as "reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset."

We're obviously not that sophisticated, because it reminds us of... a tangerine.

How do you think that Tangerine Tango matches up to some of the other recent Color of the Year picks? They're all pictured here, with Tangerine Tango in the top spot. 2011's Honeysuckle, 2010's Turquoise, 2009's Mimosa, and 2008's Blue Iris follow in order.

Which is your favorite?