Friday, January 6, 2012

Pantone Color of the Year - Tangerine Tango

This is a blog post I wrote for the Oscraps blog in my capacity as an Oscraps Cheeri-O.

Happy New Year from Oscraps, and welcome to 2012, the year of Tangerine Tango! This vibrant color, chosen by Pantone as the 2012 color of the year, is defined by Pantone as
"a spirited reddish orange, to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward"Tangerine Tango Swatch
There are plenty of kits from the Oscraps store to provide this colorful energy boost to your scrapbooking. Here are just a few:

  Sunset Luau


Want to use this color palette to fill your own pages and elements? You can download a swatch exchange file (ASE) from the Pantone website. To use it:
  • extract the zipped ASE file
  • go to your Swatches palette in Photoshop
  • click the little expansion arrow in the upper right corner
  • select Load Swatches
  • navigate to where you extracted the ASE file
  • click on the ASE file and the swatches will pop into your palette for use with your Eye Dropper tool.
Swatches Palette

Want to see more inspiration use of this color? Search on Pinterest or Google Images; new items are appearing every day, especially as the newest fashion collection are announced. Google Images  

I've created my own Tangerine Tango board on Pinterest to collect my inspiration. Pinterest   

It was easy to find layouts in the Oscraps Gallery that feature great use of tangerine colors! This one by Ella_75 uses elements by Sue Cummings at Oscraps. What better to use for scrapping Tangerine Tango than...tangerines! 

This layout from Kimpson uses the Resolutions kit by Kitty Designs & Valorie Wibbens shown above. Kitty Designs

How this vibrant color has inspired my scrapping? Here is a calendar I made for January using Maya de Groot's P365 + 1 Calendar, plus the Oscraps collabs Bold and Warm & Cozy.

Yup, I scrapped a photo of tangerines I was placing on the Christmas Eve dinner table using Tangerine Tango.
January Calendar

I had a great time creating this artsy journal page called Tangerine Dreams using the Oscraps collab Warm & Cozy, Original ArtPlay No 1 and ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise from Anna Aspnes, Backpackers 3, An Altered Affair and Fright Night by Maya de Groot, and from Kitty Designs, the Doodley Alpha shown above. Tangerine Dreams

I hope you are inspired to brighten up you scrapping in 2012 with some Tangerine Tango! If you create something with these colors, be sure to upload it to our Gallery so we can leave you some colorful love!

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