The newest color of the year will wear well with Milestone Imports, Copper Mountain Porphyry.  The natural stone paver for driveways, patios, verandas, and interior floors is the choice for beauty and durability for landscape designers with unique and sophisticated projects.


Pantone Tangerine Tango

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Color of the Year 2012

Get ready for a spicy 2012. On December 8, 2011, Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries declared Tangerine Tango (17-1463 on your fandex) the “vivacious, enticing” color of the year.

The Color of the Year for 2012 will be the flamboyantly named Tangerine Tango, a “spirited reddish orange” that recalls sunsets.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says in a press statement.

“Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

About the PANTONE Color of the Year

The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.

Porphyry Santa Fe Avant

The expert installation above is by Kevin Avants of Avant Gardens. For full look at all of the colorways for Porphyry, the beautiful natural stone paver you can go to


Porphyry’s composition determines its high compression strength, resistance to stains, slip resistance, and high freeze/thaw ratings.  The stone is the most popular paver in Europe, and is favored for its flexibility in design, beauty, durability and low maintenance requirements. ADA Compliant Porphyry pavers are also adaptable to a permeable paving set. The stone is by far one of the most durable pavers in the world.  These materials are available from Santa Fe based Milestone Imports.   –