Color Inspiration for Easter and Spring

I love playing with paper, and I love working with shapes, sentiments and layouts.  More than all of that, I am drawn to the power of colors.  The way colors are mixed on a project can really define the mood or feel of a card.  Stampin’ Up!’s current color families offer a wide variety of colors that can be paired in so many wild and wonderful ways.

Over the past several months, I’ve shared color combinations that I think are perfect for seasonal holidays.  You can see those here:

Today I am sharing my thoughts about colors that work perfectly for Easter and Spring.  These colors are perfect on cards that span the first touch of Spring through Easter and Mother’s Day.  Fresh, soft and bright.  All you need is paper or ink with these colors and a sentiment (maybe some flowers) and you are good to go!

Soft Pastels and Sweet Brights

The first collection of color combinations that are perfect for Easter or Spring consists of pastel colors.  For each collection of three colors I selected one of each from the following four color groups:

  • pinks
  • purples
  • greens/yellows
  • blues

It’s a safe bet that selecting any combination of colors (one color from three of these color groups) will result in a gorgeous project and will put you in the Spring mood.

Color Inspiration for Easter or Spring, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Soft Pastels and a Neutral

Easter and Spring projects won’t always be soft and sweet.  Sometimes you want a neutral color to help ground the softness a bit.  Similar to the chart above, I created combinations with pastels (two colors from two of the four color groups above) and neutrals.  The light and Springy feel is still there – the neutrals can help to enrich the softness of the pastels.

Color Inspiration for Easter or Spring (with Neutrals), Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Once you’ve selected your colors, you’ll want to consider whether to pair them with Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  Hold them up to each before making that choice.  Every additional shade will change the overall look of your card – and only you can decide where you want to go with it.

There are some great images in our Stampin’ Up! catalogs that are perfect for Easter and Spring projects – lots of flowers, a floral wreath, crosses, cute animals (chick, lamb) – but you can create super-cute projects with the right colors and a sentiment.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Thanks so much Brian, these color charts are wonderful and so handy when preparing your order list.

  2. This is a brilliant idea! Sumptuous color combinations and I love the addition of the palettes with a neutral . . . a modern twist.

  3. Oh thank you Brian, I’m going to save this chart, I wish I could print it,
    Is there a way to do that ???
    Thanks my friend , it will come in handy !!!
    Hugs your friend
    Frenchie ❤️

  4. Always the helpful one Brian! Thank you. You put together color combos I would never think of and they are all fabulous. Maybe you should become one of those color consultants like they have at the paint stores. Please know how appreciated your efforts are on our behalf. Big hugs to you.

  5. Thank-you for the color charts. They are a welcome tool. You have helped make our Spring card-making much easier.

  6. Swoon ! Colors ….ahhhh.
    I really like your addition of the Neutrals /Pastels chart . It sorta adds a grown up look to the sweet softness of the pastels.
    Love it !

    • Thanks, Sonny! I love the colors Stampin’ Up! comes up with – gives us so many options. The neutrals really add something special – glad you like them.

  7. Thank you for sharing your inspiring color charts! They make me feel like making something with these colors now. 🙂

  8. Thanks, Brian! Color combinations are always hard for me… I have a place to start! Bobbie

  9. Thanks for the list of color combinations Brian. Wow, they are beautiful and really inspire me to get in my craft room and start some spring crafting. Gotta go…

  10. Thank you Brian for this beautiful combination of colors for Easter and Spring, I’m a bit color challenged and this will definitely come in handy for all of my Spring/Easter cards.
    Are you ever going to have the fabulous card swaps again? Just wondering, miss that a lot!!

    • Thanks, Maria! I’m glad you like them. I’m thinking about a Spring swap. I’ll definitely keep you posted. 🙂

      • Woo Hoo!! I hope you do it Brian, I might sound a bit selfish, because I know that has to be a lot of work on your part but, I love to see all of the cards posted, it’s like each one of us is walking on a fashion show, putting out best “dress” for all to admire.
        I wish I could help you, I honestly wish that!!!!! 🙂

  11. Thanks Brian for the email with the colour combination. Yesterday I made several cards and for some reason I was no happy with them, I got your email and the penny dropped I’m not using the right colour combinations. So I went to your Pinterest page and pinned all the colour combinations on it, I’ll be making mare cards today using your ideas and some of the other demonstrators colours that pinned. I’m sure I’ll will have a more favourable result.

  12. Thanks so much, Brian, for these color combinations. I have saved them, as well as others you have posted. It makes it much easier to use colors you have put together than for me to spend time trying to figure out what works. Why re-invent the wheel, right??? Thanks again.

  13. I love you colour combos Brian, thank you so much for sharing – I am saving these 🙂

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