All About Orange

Woo-Hoo!  Pantone has announced their color of the year for 2012 and it is… orange!  Tangerine Tango, they are calling it, a luscious vermillion reddish-orange, the color of my dreams.

Pretty much every year my mom or a sister will give me a few pieces of this gorgeous Fiestaware for Christmas and birthdays. Really, I love it!

2011’s color, Honeysuckle, left me pretty cold; partly because if you call it honeysuckle I expect it to be pale yellow and instead we got watered-down magenta, and partly because its the already the color of various sippy cups, plastic bangles, and other cheap plastic crap that tends to accumulate in my house despite my preference for more elegant wooden playthings.

(boo honeysuckle)

But back to Tangerine Tango.

Tangerine Tango Too

I went to my stash to see what I already have in this color and it’s really a pathetic showing, considering that it’s one of my favorite colors.

A Kaffe print that’s a few years old:

Kaffe Fassett Fabric

A souvenir wrapping cloth my mom brought back from Japan:

Japanese Souvenir Fabric

An antique kimono silk intended to line an inky blue woolen coat (and which I have worn as-is for a scarf)

Antique Silk Kimono Fabric

Luscious, painterly, Laura Gunn Dogwood print-

Laura’s fabrics are simply perfection: rich layered color, depth and texture, and yet strikingly modern design.  Love:

Laura Gunn Fabric

And two solids; on the left is Kaffe Fassett’s shot cotton in vermillion (shot cotton is one of my favorite fabrics!  Almost too precious to use…) and on the right is a Kona cotton, Chinese Red I think.

Vermillion Solid Fabric

All precious, well loved members of my stash, but lonely.  In the past it’s been really hard to find prints I love in this particular color.  So, I’m hoping at least a few designers will be able to take this color and run with it this year, so I can beef up my stash and maybe even use some of it!

Quick Trick Brick Stack

2 thoughts on “All About Orange

  1. If someone asked me what my favourite colours were, this is not a colour that would instantly jump into my head. (Being the laid-back, cool-colour types that we are) But whenever I see it, I remember how stunningly gorgeous it is!! These fabrics are just so beautiful, and of course we’ve always loved the persimmon fiestaware as well. Thanks for once again putting this colour in the spotlight — it deserves it!!
    -Amy and Bonnie

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