From persimmon to peach, marmalade to mandarin…there’s a color that is not normally seen in my craft space that is invading my studio. That color is orange! In many shades, in various forms, this color I usually don’t play well with is not only invading the craft stores, it’s also working really well on my pages too!
While this is the usual time of year for shades of orange to make a cameo in my fall seasonal projects, this year it’s more than that. Paired with aqua, pink, grey, green, blue, and many more colors, I’m finding orange to be the perfect accent. Here are some of my favorite basics in orange:
Above: American Crafts “Nightfall” Thickers (Elm – Rust), Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock (Wild Honey), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade), Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s mist (Custard), Ranger Perfect Pearls mist (Mandarin).
Where is orange showing up in hot new product lines? Here are a few noteable places it has popped up:
Orange makes a cameo in the debut release of the Amy Tangerine for American Crafts line.
A line featuring orange that is technically a themed (autumn) line, but still a very versatile product option, is Autumn Press by Studio Calico.
Stretching the concept to the more coral/peach tones as well as a more yellow-orange, we find this color paired well with aquas and a nautical theme in Pink Paislee’s Nantucket line.
The Alla-Prima line from Prima features orange hues combined with aquas and creams. This is one of my favorite combinations, and the result is such a feminine line.
Farmhouse by Crate Paper is another strong release that features orange. The rustic look is unique, and somehow the line manages to incorporate a lot of colors well.
Looking for products that are just straight up orange? Nobody does beautiful vivid colors like Doodlebug! Their Tangerine color is a great orange hue, and available in so many of their products.
If you are a fan of using orange hues in your fall scrapbooking I strongly suggest you take a look at these products, as well as others that are not as heavily themed. While Halloween products are nice, I am finding myself more drawn to these items that can be used year-round, and with a variety of my favorite colors.
Do you have orange in your stash? Are you working with it or is it a color you avoid? These days, it seems you can’t walk down the scrapbooking aisle without seeing quite a bit of it!
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