I swear I saw red when I saw this combo. Maybe an orange-y red, but definitely a red.
When Janet and I were talking, we were trying to figure out a name for the colors, and she kept saying orange this and orange that--"How about orange peel?"
"Cool name, but I think the orange looks more red. How about blood orange?"
So I worked on my layout, and when I'm working on the color layouts, I always come back to my computer to make sure I have the right hues before I glue things down. And I was sure I did this time, too. My red was a tiny bit redder than the color swatch Janet had sent me, and my orange was a little paler, but I'd been working on this layout for almost three days, so I went with it.
Fast forward to the challenge being posted on the Color Combos Galore blog, and what do I see staring me in the face? Orange. Go figure.
So the question is: Am I color blind? Or do the colors just look different on the black background of the Color Combos Galore blog? [I'm thinking it's the latter because when I sent her my page, I said my mango is a little paler than it should be, and she kept assuring me it was the right color, and now that I see it on the CCG blog, that color, at least, does seem right on the money.)
Here's the swatch:
And here's my layout: