I feel manipulated. Such a strange feeling. I’m really not sure what to think of it all. Here’s the story…
A couple of years ago I distinctly remember saying that I would never wear orange. I made an exception for “burnt orange”…but no bright orange for me. Who could love that bright, happy color anyway? It was….orange.
My sister loves orange. I always thought that was crazy. And she painted her room yellow AND bright aqua-ish blue….which I also thought was crazy…until I saw it finished. She’s an artist, and has vision. She’s good.
Then in late 2011 I started to notice a lot of orange. And Pantone’s color forecast said tangerine would be THE color of 2012.
Huh? Really???? How could that be? How could they possibly interest enough people in such a garish color???
I’ve been manipulated.
I bought an orange teapot.
Orange showed up in the garden…in spite of Grandma’s preference for blue.
We watched this movie that I can’t remember the name of…but the lead actress wore these combinations of yellow, turquoise and orange. Beautiful. It became my new favorite color trio.
I bought an orange top. At first I couldn’t bring myself to wear it in public, but used it for a pajama shirt. It has become one of my most worn summer items. Along with a necklace that I bought that had orange in it. And my orange flip-flops. And orange hair bands.
I have some orange fabric that I thought was so cute I knew I’d be inspired just by owning it.
Somehow I couldn’t pass up the orange hat I saw in a shop in Guthrie.
I have been royally manipulated! I guess that’s how marketing works, no?
However it happened…I love orange. It’s all over my 365 days: fresh appreciation blog. It jumps out at me wherever I go. And now it’s almost the end of the year and all this orange will be outdated right?
But it’s okay. The color forecast for 2013 looks very promising. 😉
Meanwhile…I need to figure out how I feel about being so manipulated!