Did you know that every year Pantone – THE color authority – releases their “Color of the Year” prediction? It’s the color they believe will most heavily influence many things in the design industry from fashion to home interiors, and scrapbooking is no exception. Sometimes the color saturates the market, like 2010′s Turquoise, which is still going strong. Sometimes it’s less prevalent, but still visible, like 2011′s Honeysuckle, a personal favorite.
The color they think will be big this year is Tangerine Tango, which they describe as a spirited reddish orange.
I love this color, but I’ll admit that orange is a tricky color to work with, and probably not one of the first ones you reach for when you’re scrapbooking! I’d love to show you some great color schemes to get your ideas flowing.
One thing you might notice… I’ve put an awful lot of blue in these. There’s a reason for that: If you think back to your art class, orange and blue are complementary colors on the color wheel, meaning they are across from each other. With a bold color like Tangerine Tango, blue (being its opposite) is the best way to bring it out that gorgeous hue.
Ready to jump in? Feel more like dipping your toe? Check out these great kits available here at Design House Digital, perfect for adding in this fun and trendy color.
- A Life Recorded by Audrey Neal and Karla Dudley (grid in top graphic)
- Rocketman by Deena Rutter
- Scarborough Fair Open Air by Deena Rutter (floral in top graphic)
- Ever After by Gennifer Bursett (stripe in top graphic)
- Sunny Days by Karen Funk
- Kraft – Brightsv1 by Robyn Meierotto
- Sunlight’s Delight by Tiffany Tillman (distressed solid in top graphic)
Do you see yourself using Tangerine Tango? Will you wear it? Decorate with it? Stay far away from it? I’d love to know what you think about Pantone’s choice, and what you would pick for 2012′s color of the year.