I love playing with colors, and I absolutely love the colors of the Holidays. Between Halloween to Christmas, we witness a transition of colors that informs how we celebrate each holiday:
- Halloween. With its blacks and oranges, Halloween is typically dark and solemn. Little pops of color and lightness can turn dreary into festive, but Halloween is typically known for its dark shades.
- Thanksgiving. Browns and musty yellows that mimic the fallen leaves let us know that Thanksgiving and Fall have arrived. Again, pops of oranges and greens accent the traditional holiday colors, but Thanksgiving is all about the neutral tones.
- Christmas. The traditional colors of Christmas are red and green. Whether they are paired as bold-and-bright or as rich-and-regal, Christmas is traditionally framed with its reds and greens.
In a couple of posts spread over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some color inspiration for each of these holidays. Today is all about the first of the “big three” – Halloween.
Build Your Own Color Combinations for Halloween. It’s fun to create your own combination of colors for the holidays. Here’s a quick-and-easy chart I created to help you pick the right combination of colors for Halloween. Black and orange are a must, so we start there.
Once you’ve selected the black-and-orange combination from the first column, pick one of the five colors listed in the middle column. The purples are classic pairings for this holiday, while Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry offer a new and refreshing spin on the ordinary colors of Halloween. If you don’t want to add another color, simply skip to the third column and decide whether you want to pair your selections with Whisper White or Very Vanilla.
How easy is that? Of course you can switch out the colors with almost any colors in the Stampin’ Up! family – these options are only here to help you get started. Picture these combinations in your mind’s eye to see how each one offers its very own flavor to the holiday.
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