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Hello readers! It's been a bit quiet on the blog during the first week of 2012. Lotta was busy painting our new studio and I was super-busy taking in New York. If you plan on going and love event styling or decorating, buy the book "A stylist's guide to NYC". It's been serving me so well! Although make sure to look up the store and restaurant locations online before heading out, some of the places are not exactly where the book says.

Now that I'm back and got over my jetlag, I'll be posting a lot more again, so stay tuned. Today we're starting a new regular feature for all of you, who plan a wedding or a party or simply want some inspiration for re-decorating the home. Often we come across brides-to-be who want their wedding to be a certain color. One color. Because it's a color they love. In many cases, they tend to stick to just the one color, because they are not really certain which colors would complement the shade picked or what effect a 2nd and 3rd color added would have. We'd like to help with that. We'll be picking a shade regularly, show it by itself and combined with colors that match. If you have any requests for color features, a color you'd love to see combined with others, just shoot us an email or leave a comment under this post.

We're kicking off this feature with the pantone color of 2012: Tangerine Tango. A rich, vibrant orange that will add splashes of fresh color to any space or event.

A rich tone of orange used in a clean white space makes for a fresh, stylish and modern setting. Combine tangerine tango with lighter, softer shades of orange and peach to tone down the effect a little.  If you're not lucky enough to have a space this bright white, you can also use it with brown woods or all shades of gray.

[images via Snippet & Ink, Floral Design by Ariella Chezar, Photography: Meg Smith]

Shades of blue and aqua will really make tangerine pop. Use soft, light shades of aqua, turquoise or light blue as the base colors for your space and just add a few pops of tangerine. You'll have a lovely and balanced look perfect for spring and summer. You can add pops of yellow and even pink for a vibrant, fresh, summery event setting.

Add dark orange to dark hues of blue and the effect will be more dramatic and rich. Use sleek fabrics and clean surfaces to create a more elegant setting. Use this color combo for example in an old barn, add heavy woods, and you'll have a more rustic look.

[images: Candles via Martha Stewart, bedroom via xJavierx on flickr, aqua and mandarine table via Project Wedding, orange poppies by Côté Maison, orange quilt: ada & darcy]

Tangerine goes great with all shades of purples and lilac. Combined with deep shades of purples, you can create a range of different settings: in elegant spaces with sleek fabrics or lace, you create a very dramatic, yet romantic effect. Use the color combo with more earthy materials, like clay, raw or vintage woods and you can create a folklore style setting or a fiesta style event.

Pops of tangerine on light or muted shades of lilac make for an unconventional, elegant setting. Perfect for (semi-)formal weddings

[images: top row via Project Wedding, lilacs and tangerine by Randi Brookman Harris for Martha Stewart, photography by Ditte Isager]

[Uuden Vuoden kunniaksi aloitamme uuden blogikategorian -Color Loves. Autamme yhdistämään tämän vuoden kuumimpia värejä eri väreihin. Vuoden yksi suurimmistä väritrendeistä on Pantone Tangerine Tango, yhdistä se veden- ja tummansinisiin sävyihin tai lilan eri sävyihin! Pysy mukana ja näe miten yhdistelet tämän vuoden värejä mielekkäästi saavuttaen erilaisia vaikutelmia!

Mikäli haluat ehdottaa meille värisävyjä, joita haluat nähdä tai sinulla on kysymyksiä väreistä, laita meille postia heylook@heylook.fi]


  1. Love this new feature!! So fun :)

  2. I so L*O*V*E this color! Truly magic combination!

  3. this has been a long time favorite color combo for me. can't get enough of the tangerine and blues.

  4. The Tangerine Tango, purple, and lilac are an inspired palette! So lovely, and I can't wait to see more Color Loves posts :)

  5. You have presented tangerine with different palettes so stylishly! Fabulous!