Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Hello everyone! This is Kim here with my first post of 2012, so I’m bringing you a 2012-themed inspiration post! Each year Pantone names a “color of the year”, and this year’s color is… TANGERINE TANGO! I decided a while ago that it would be fun to create some scrapbook inspiration with the 2012 color, but when I actually saw what the color is, I wondered if I could pull it off. I’m not quite sure that an orange is my color, but I decided to take on the challenge! And I found that it was a challenge because it’s such a bold color in a hue that a lot of us probably don’t use all this time. But it was fun to be stretched in a creative way. So without further ado, here is Tangerine Tango…
At first glance, you may wonder whether you should call this color a red or an orange. Pantone calls the color a “vivacious and appealing reddish orange”. For me, I’m going to say it’s in between red and orange! The first two things that come to my mind are days where the temperature is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (we have a lot of them in the summer where I live!) and something spicy to eat (I do love spicy food!) To find out what Pantone has to say about Tangerine Tango, look here.
Now how do I take this color and turn it into scrapbook inspiration? I decided it would be fun to figure out how this color can be versatile enough to use all year. So I’ve created a layout for each season based on a color palette that includes Tangerine Tango. I’ll show you all the layouts, but first a couple of “disclaimers”! You may notice that I did a lot of recoloring of elements in these layouts. There are tons of great red and orange elements in SP’s kits (and when you visit the Shoppe be sure to check out the Shabby Citrus kit!), and I was able to change the hues slightly to match my desired tangerine color. Some other colors were also changed to go with my color palettes. Also, if you visit the Pantone website, you might notice that they list a few different versions of this color. For this post I have used the values of R:226, G:67, B:37 as my tangerine.
OK, let’s get started with winter, since that’s the season I’m in right now. Here is my winter swatch and layout, where I used tangerine to give a “pop” of color against the cooler winter tones. I used mostly the Brrrr! and Whisper kits, which are two of my go-to kits for winter layouts.
How about a taste of spring? For this layout, I mixed tangerine with a couple of greens since spring is when everything outside turns green. And I wanted to see how a little pink and purple would work as accents. I wasn’t sure when I started with the color palette, but I like the result. Although I used a number of kits in this layout, the Sprout kit was especially helpful with its stem of leaves, rosette, and sparkle swirls.
Next comes summer, which for me is all about hot days and lots of time in the water. You’ll be able to tell that inspired me with this color palette! Tangerine was a great color to make a hot weather layout. And I like the way the sun from Bounce looks shining behind the clouds from Giggle Box.
And last but not least, we finish the year with fall. I’m sure many of you who get lovely fall colors outside could make beautiful fall layouts with this color palette. For my layout, I decided my little guy would make a good subject while I let the color palette remind me of what a true fall landscape would look like! A few leaves from the Autumn Medley kit finish off the fall theme.
That wraps up our year of Tangerine Tango inspiration! I hope you’ve found something here that inspires you to give this color a try… all year through! And since we always love to see what you create, we hope you’ll stop by our gallery and upload your layouts. I’ll be posting all four of these layouts there too.
That’s it for today, but don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when Kylie will announce the THREE winners of our Here We Go A-Caroling Recipe Challenge. Thank you to all who joined us in the challenge and entered your layouts. You’ve done a fabulous job!