Friday, December 9, 2011

Orange Hot! (another Blog Hop day)

Tangerine Tango - the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year
A reddish orange and right down my alley!!





Heat it up with Hot Pink and Yellow:

Or tone it down with it's complementary Blue:


Flow into purple (and wear it with the 3rd part of the triad - green!!):



I know orange isn't for everyone... however if you want to do a bit of Tango, then pop just a hint of orange (can be a muted earthy shade) into some cool blues and greens:

Or surround it with other colors that look better against your skin:


(Color wheels and templates from EYE FOR COLOR)
Learn how to enhance your own lovely palettes with
DIP INTO COLOR and you can win a copy!!

Details on the GIVE AWAY here!

The best part is, you can also head over to these lovely artists and comment on their posts to win GIVE AWAYS from their blogs:

Valerie Hebert @ Val's Art Studio Blog here
Jeannette Cook @ Beady Eyed Women here
Carol Dean Sharp @ Sand Fibers here
Marcia DeCoster @ MadDesigns here
Cynthia Deis @ Shiny Little Things here
Lori Anderson @ Pretty Things here

p.s. There will be a winner for each day I post up through December 14, so comment each day for a chance to win!

p.p.s. The winners will be announced on December 15!

49 comments:

  1. I have to say - I don't use orange much in design, but I love the orange combo with blues and greens!

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  2. WOW..and definitely my most favorite color.

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  3. My tendency is usually towards the gold-oranges. I love the overall color look when you toned it down with blue. Beautiful.

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  4. I just knew the color of the year would be orange. It seems to be everywhere. I think this is one color that I will have a love hate/relationship with!!! PS awesome giveaway prize. Would love to win
    -Debbie

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  5. I'm loving what I'm seeing here!!

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  6. Your photographs on this website are amazing-real color eye candy!

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  7. Wow - Those are incredible pieces! I love the color examples :)

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  8. Thank you for these lovely color tips. :)

    mollyatkippercatdotnet

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  9. Your pictures and jewelry are unbelievable! I wish I had your natural color sense!

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  10. Day 3 and another post. Enjoyed your blog today. Soo much inspiration.

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  11. I am so glad for the hop. I have your book but had never been to your blog. Great eye candy.

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  12. I love your blog -this book looks amazing...

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  13. I love all of these color combinations.

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  14. Eres un genio de los colores!!!!

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  15. My mom loves orange; I love red. I also love all of those necklaces.

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  16. Oh I might be in fashion then! I've an orange/red combo on my loom at the moment.
    Great colour combos above.
    Red Rose
    redfirerose2@googlemail.com

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  17. Great color examples - I love that Tangerine!

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  18. Orange is not my color, but with the ideas you gave today I can wear it! Just a touch but doable. Thanks so much.

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  19. You are a genius with color -- no doubt about that! I love what you've done with this orange. Where I'd just give up and say "I don't do orange," you've done amazing things. Using either a little or a lot, they are all fantastic. Gives me courage to not give up on orange! Thanks.

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  20. Beverley, what great ideas. The blog hop is great for discovering new artists. I love the way you explain, and illustrate, how to think about colour.

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  21. Orange is one of my least favorite colors to work with but with your sense of style & color, you've come up with some incredible designs. I love the very 1st necklace pictured!

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  22. I am amazed and totally in love with the first necklace pictured here! the way the colors flow seamlessly into each other... wow O.O the other pieces are fabulous too, but that first one.... wow.

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  23. My favorite is when the orange is toned down with the cool blues and greens but all are fabulous.

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  24. Red/orange are not my usual colours of choice, but seeing it this way... yes!

    So again, I would like to be included in the draw, thanx!!!

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  25. Orange and red along with brown are my favorite colors to work with.

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  26. Orange is not a color that I use much, but I do love blues, greens, and purples. I can see now that I need to add a touch of orange to really make things pop! Thanks!!

    reneeg@nc.rr.com

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  27. How can you resist a color called Tangerine Tango? Thanks for all the lovely examples for those of us who are orange-challenged!

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  28. I might have to look around for my orange and try some of these!

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  29. I don't know much about color at all and have been whining about it all year. The older I get, the bolder I think I want to become:). You have SO many good ideas here! Thank you!

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  30. I think color is so important to a design... it can make or break it. I love your site and your jewelry... very inspirational! I hope to be able to be half as good at color as you!

    Thanks!
    Denise

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  31. I am happy for this blog hop, as it led me to discover your blog! Absolutely beautiful use of color!

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  32. My comment for 12/11. Hope that I win. Back to my knitting.

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  33. I adore the designs -and this book would be valuable for me!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  34. Very inspiring artist! Thx for the giveaway opportunity!
    Kim Hil (cre8ivespace@yahoo.com)

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  35. Now I am wishing to go back to fall! Amazing how color affects people, especially me, so intensely!

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  36. Oh yeah..that's my color. I love this "orange"...

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  37. I'm excited about orange being "the" 2012 color. I've been wanting to explore it more, using it both as a central feature and as a larger accent then I've used it before.

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