It’s that time of the year, when images from the upcoming 2017 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! appear around the internet. One of the items I most look forward to are the new colors. For those that have not experienced a new catalog release, something included each year is a new set of 5 trendy colors that will be available for two years. Our new colors this year will be available for purchase through May 31st, 2019. Often the colors are not yet popular in media sources, such as television and fashion, but they will be soon. Stampin’ Up! works very hard to forecast what the colors will be all around us in this changing world we live in. Today, I want to share a few ideas I have for using the new colors and some color combinations that may help to envision how to use them in your crafting. Let’s take a look!
Starting off with Powder Pink is easy. There are so many pink possibilities. I am thinking of using this color combination in floral themed cards for starters. Powder Pink has a little bit of warmth, which I feel pairs nicely with the richness of Early Espresso and the serenity of Pear Pizzazz. These colors are found together in nature, which is a general lead as to their use together. Colorful Seasons stamp set will look perfect with this combination and I plan to get it inked up soon!
Fresh Fig is a beautiful purple in rich tones that will work in combination with many colors and hues. I have featured it on a few cards so far and am liking the results. When I see this color on a palette, I imagine it as part of a bouquet of gerber daisies. Rich and wonderful, this candy colored combo of Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo are found in nature together in many flowers. Dahlia and tulips are only the beginning! I remember these colors in my garden back in Texas with the itty bitty blossoms on the lantana. They always made me think of candy and smile.
Lemon Lime Twist
Modern and sleek, this group of colors would look great on indoor decor and in a downtown building. I imagine Lemon Lime Twist to be the break out color this year. It will pair very well with other greens in rich colors but I think I like it most in a setting where it’s looking crisp and fresh. My oldest son likened it to lettuce and I have to agree with his observation! Muting the Lemon Lime Twist are Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder, bringing down the tone just enough for my taste. Watch out for this color, crafters, it’s gonna be a good one.
Berry Burst is probably my second favorite, under Lemon Lime Twist. I think LLT (lemon lime twist) and Berry Burst will make many appearances together, but I also see this luscious color being used in other ways. I’ve paired Berry Burst with Perfect Plum and Always Artichoke for a fruity, yet earthy blend. Always Artichoke is a color I do not often use or see used in very many projects but I should change that right away. There is a smokiness to the Plum and Artichoke that gets pulled up by adding Berry. This color inspiration looks sweet to my eyes and I feel my mouth water for the sweetness of a fruit smoothie when seeing them together!
Is Tranquil Tide a derivative of blue or is it more green? I’m not sure which way it leans but I think it’s just the right solution to bring a mid tone into a colorful project. With this grouping of Tranquil Tide, Pacific Point and Garden Green, I am in mind of an island ocean with deep greens and blues. Add the breaking waves and sandy shore and I’m in love with Tranquil Tide. Now this color is the one that Trip likes, as he most likes the peacock. This color combination is also found on a peacock so it works well for us both 🙂 He can’t yet pronounce the word “teal” so he simply calls it “tide”. I’ll keep ocean green in mind though!
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I hope getting a look at fresh colors will bring inspiration to you and your crafting, as it has done for me. I can’t wait to see what you all create using these new colors! Thanks for stopping by today.
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