In continuing to end the week on a cool note , I turn to one of Patone and Fashion’s colors for 2012 , Menthol. I know. Mind association =cigarettes . Then if you’re my age , it is Salems , pony tails , drive ins , jukeboxes , boy friends. But enough nostalgia.
Patone states that ‘Menthol , is an old Industrial color that has reinvented itself in a new and modern way.” They are suggesting to combine it with Cobalt Blue . Menthol is one of the prominent Colors for Spring 2012 . Influenced by the desire of Americans to seek the “promise of a brighter day”. Hey , I am down with that one.
Menthol is a natural evolution of Turquoise which has been enjoying a long healthy trend cycle. It has held on as long as Orange which has now spun off into Tangerine Tango. I associate Menthol with the Art Deco period , when it was often seen in glass designs , and of course later with the Mid Century period.