Color of the year!

27 Dec

The color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango!

Big Apple,  Lipstick,  Tangerine

I am not really sure how this applies to anything that might have to do with my real life but hey any chance to celebrate color and I am in.

I know what your thinking…is there a similar color available in felt. I cannot bear for my felt projects to be unfashionable.

Oh you weren’t thinking that? Well now you are so…I came up with 3.

Tell me which you think is the closest and you could win a $10 gift certificate to our store!

Just leave your choice in the comment field and one comment will be chosen at random on Jan 12 2012. How easy is that?


65 Responses to “Color of the year!”

  1. Jane Carlstrom December 27, 2011 at 4:35 am #

    Tangerine is closet, and I bet is even closer when wet. 😀 What I’d do is use the tangerine as a base and needle felt some big apple into it to get the tangerine tango color; though maybe the other way round would be closer.

  2. sudukc December 27, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    I’mgoing with “Big Apple” but it really matters what other color you put with the choices.

  3. Hilary Rhodes December 27, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Tangerine is close, but a bit too bright! Love these colors!

  4. Ginger December 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    I think Tangerine would be the closest, not exact but close. You didn’t mention it but your Mandarin 100% wool might be close too.

  5. ilikelichen December 28, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Your match i somewhere in there between Big Apple & Tangerine. I’d say it’s tangerine just now.


  6. Sarah December 28, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    definitely tangerine

  7. Nicole Burris December 28, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    tangerine is the best choice.

  8. Kathrynn Polfer December 28, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    I think that Big Apple is the closest

  9. anjisantics December 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Love the tangerine color

  10. Crunchy Con Mommy December 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I agree with the idea that tangerine is closest but really it’d be like a mixture of tangerine and Big Apple. or maybe a mix of all 3! It’s sort of an unusual color they chose, but pretty!

  11. Heather M. December 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Tangerine is my choice.

  12. sarajessica December 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Oh, this was a hard one. I feel like I’ve stared at the colors ’til my eyes crossed. 😀
    I think I have to say Big Apple, it’s bright but not too bright.

  13. Becky Greene December 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I would have to go with Big Apple – Tangerine is close, but way too bright.

  14. Meagneato December 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Big Apple. Although I’d like to say it’s a bit between Big Apple and Tangerine. 🙂

  15. Molly December 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    If you squint, it’s Big Apple.

  16. Darcy December 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I think tangerine better captures the orange tone but I do agree that Big Apple is a closer match.

  17. Adrienne December 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Big Apple, I think.

  18. Missy December 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Tangerine may or may not be the closest color…BUT it IS the happiest color, and in my opinion, captures the essence and emotion of Tangerine Tango!

    My vote is TANGERINE TANGO. So invigorating!

  19. midlfig December 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Tangerine is the closest. Tho if therewere a shade between that & Big Apple you’d have it perfect. Thanks for the chance to win

  20. jen December 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    I think big apple is the closest… but I think if you mixed the tangerine with big apple it would be spot on!

  21. Jessie H December 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I think tangerine is the closest, the other two have too much red in them

  22. lindaschiffer December 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I definitely vote for Tangerine.

    🙂 Linda

  23. Jan December 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    I’m voting for “Big Apple,” although I agree that a closer match would be a mix of Big Apple and Tangerine.

  24. Debbie M December 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    I think your tangerine is the best choice. The others are too dark.

    • ga447 December 29, 2011 at 6:40 am #

      I love “Big Apple”. Thank you for the giveaway.

  25. MelodyJ December 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I feel Tangerine is the closest of the three.


  26. Nerisa M. December 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Tangerine is definitely the closest out of the 3. Although it’s a bit more orangey and brighter. I’m excited to see what you’re working on =)

  27. Susan Tidwell December 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    Tangerine is closest, but they are all beautiful.

  28. Karen NNNorris December 29, 2011 at 4:15 am #


  29. Beverly December 29, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    Tangerine is the closest but all are beautiful colors.

  30. Alison J Prata O'Grady December 29, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    I am going with Tangerine. Love, love that color!

  31. Kara Laughlin December 29, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Well, I think if you were to needle felt the Tangerine onto Big Apple, you have just about a perfect match. But since that’s not an option, I’ll go with tangerine.

  32. Mandy L. December 29, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I’d say tangerine, but I do like that lipstick color.

  33. vicki December 29, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    I’m thinking tangerine even though its a bit bright

  34. Claire December 29, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Love this giveaway and would love to win it. Thanks and Happy New Year>

  35. Annette Adams December 29, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    I am voting for tangerine. It looks the closest to me.

  36. Mary Mac December 29, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    I think tangerine is the best. I do like all of them and can see using them with by diecut machines.

  37. Candice Windham December 29, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Definitely Tangerine!

  38. Rosalyn December 29, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Tangerine…it even looks yummy…could be so cool with a blue on top in felted cozies…

  39. Sandra December 29, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    It is actually a meld of Big Apple and Lipstick with a dash of Tangerine. If I had to pick just 1 I would say Big Apple.

  40. Nicole December 29, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    I vote Big Apple since Tangerine is too bright!

  41. Christine B. December 29, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    At last! My 80’s retro orange kitchen courtesy of my grandmother (I bought her house) is now at the height of fashion!
    As far as voting, I would go with Tangerine – a bit bright but the others are too dark to be considered a match. LOVE 2012!

  42. Alexandra O December 29, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    I think lipstick is the closest.

  43. Roseanna Bogley December 29, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    I am going with big apple…just because I love it!!

  44. kathy HOWINGTON December 29, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Tangerine hands down!!!!! it is the closet your gonna get without having an exact color !!!!

  45. Laurie December 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Big Apple on a bright day, Tangerine at night? No, just Big Apple.

  46. Sandra Hicks December 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Tangerine is the closest though could be a little more red.

  47. Alicia B December 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Tangerine for sure!

  48. Andrea S. December 29, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Something between Tangerine and Lipstick would be close.

  49. Robyn December 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    I like Tangerine better than Tangerine Tango!

  50. kitblue December 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    None of them look the same but I would pick Tangerine. I agree that Tango has more red than the tangerine felt. Orange is my favourite colour; tangerines are orange.

  51. Marty December 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I’d say Tangerine is the closest, although it’s not quite a match.

  52. Siobhan Sturdahl December 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm #


  53. kaytee December 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    My choice would be “none of the above”. Or 50% each Big Apple & Tangerine– the Tangerine Tango looks like it would be half-way between the two in terms of both value and hue.

  54. Barbara9Cookie) December 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m like Kay Lee I don’t see it in any those other three. Orange is my favorate color.Tangerine close but not close enough,,

  55. Linda Harbin - MidwestieLady December 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    I think that Tangerine is the closet! I see pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns with that color!

  56. Evelyn Mayfield December 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Tangerine is definitely closest and would work for everything for Fall, Winter, and even anything “sunny”

  57. Tina M December 30, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    i’m saying tangerine. because it’s brighter/clearer than the others. 🙂

  58. Laura January 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Well, I think if we could mix all 3 together, it would be pretty good, but I would choose Tangerine.

  59. Katie January 4, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    After standing on my head, squinting, its Big Apple, definitely.

  60. Heidi G January 6, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Big Apple looks the closest, and, as a bonus, is my favorite!

  61. LexinLA January 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Tangerine looks closest. But I know that different monitors vary in their reproduction of color. would want to see in person before finalizing my answer.

  62. Lisa K January 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    It was almost a toss up between Big Apple and Tangerine, but I vote for Tangerine. What a great color!

  63. linda January 19, 2012 at 10:03 am #



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