When I was engaged and told people what my wedding colors were I was met with dubious looks and halfhearted responses. "Pink and orange?" they said. "Oh, that's . . . bright." Regardless I pressed onward and enjoyed a beautiful and vibrant celebration, thanks to the hard work of my mom and aunt, who shared and executed my pink and orange vision.
A few months after my wedding, Pantone announced their color for 2011: honeysuckle.
And now the Pantone color for 2012 is tangerine tango:
I don't want to say I told you so, but here's the thing: pink and orange are the best. And I've known it all along.