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Featuring Pantone Color of the 2012 Tangerine Tango and Dulux Orange Color trend 2012

Orange is really in vogue this season. I am not too fond of orange but I just love the red orange colors available in fashion, décor and other items. One of my favorite pastimes at this time of year is watching the Australian Open Tennis. It reminds me of the times I spent with my mother in law discussing the characters and fashions on court. This year the stand out (I think) is the Stella McCartney red orange tennis dress worn by Caroline Wozniacki.

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Last week I sang at a friend’s wedding and surprised everyone by wearing a red orange layered dress with a matching shrug and fascinator.  I tend to wear lighter more subdued colors. I must admit I really enjoyed the change and plan to add more bright, oranges, melon and peach colored items to my wardrobe.

Concept Board created by Rosena on

The orange range created by Dulux this year is a nostalgic look back to the oranges of the 60s and 70s. The vintage colors are homely and fresh. The deep tones can be used to create a homey relaxed atmosphere. The lighter tints can create a sense of sunny freshness making people feel alive.

Red orange is a great color to use in dining rooms or restaurants as it can stimulate conversation and appetite. The Pantone color of 2012 is the vibrant fun Tangerine Tango 17 – 1463. It is a reddish orange with just enough yellow to make it a friendly, bright exciting hue.

Concept Board created by Rosena on

I have used Pantone’s color of 2012 ‘Tangerine Tango’ and the Dulux ‘Time Honoured’ as inspiration for the concept boards featured in this blog. I have been meaning to mention my spelling of words like color. I often use Australian spellings like colour and honoured instead of honored. Sometimes I forget to use US spellings in my blog. Hope you don’t find this confusing.


2012 Blue Colour Trend: Immerse yourself or room in Dulux’s range of blues

Welcome to the first Creative Buzzing blog for 2012. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and you have a happy and successful 2012. I thought I would spend the first blogs of the year checking out the color trends for 2012. Looks like being a vibrant color year.

Dulux this year is following the fashion trend with its range of blues for 2012. The range of tonal blues can create ocean inspired colour schemes. Interior designers are mixing darker and lighter blues and using them with transparent and textural accessories.


Colour Board created by Rosena on

The blues are popular in women’s shoe, dress and handbag fashions. The different shades of blue are available in textiles, decor, glassware and plastic items. The multiple vibrant and close to white blue hues can be layered to create depth. Blue is often the star in color surveys with many people stating blue is their favorite color. So the wonderful range of blues available should prove to be a hit this season.


Colour Mood Boards

Sample Board Online is a brilliant tool for playing around with colour and creating colour schemes no matter what your design discipline. 

In this blog are some examples of mood boards created on the Sample Board Online website. If you have followed the link from the article ‘Talking about tones:  An easy way to create a colour scheme for your home’ I hope you find the boards helpful. Why not have a try all your need to do is create an account and then just have some fun.

However I must warn you it can be addictive. For those of you who would like to read the article just follow this link 

Happy Colouring  
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