I love the rollout of Stampin’ Up!’s In Colors. What a treat to finally meet our new friends for the next two years! By now, you’ve seen these colors (either here or on other blogs or in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog). Either way, I’m excited to share them with you today, along with my thoughts about each color.
Please allow me to introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors:
I adore this year’s selection of In Colors – some are rich, some are bright, some are soft. At first pass, it’s easy to say, “That’s very similar to…” and feel like we already have that color, but that’s not the case again this year. I’ve pulled selections of other current colors for comparison purposes to show you that these colors have a personality of their own. The new color is highlighted with a white star.
For each color, I’m also sharing a card I’ve previously shown that features each color. You can click on the picture of the card if you want to see the original post.
I love blues. Dapper Denim will likely be my most used of the new In Colors. It’s richer than Marina Mist, bluer than Island Indigo and softer than Night of Navy. I wouldn’t say it’s the color of jeans, but it’s definitely got a sophisticated country feel to it.
Emerald Envy straddles the fence between a rich, regal shade of green and a bright, celebratory green. As such, it’s a throughout-the-year color. It will be a perfect accent to flowers in Spring and will be perfect for holly at Christmas.
I’m not quite sure I understand the name Flirty Flamingo (are those birds particularly coquettish?), but I do understand the balance of softness and vibrancy in this beautiful shade of pink. It’s not as soft as Blushing Bride or Pink Pirouette, and it’s not as orange as Calypso Coral. It’s a lovely shade of pink that we’ve been missing from our collection – glad to have it with us now.
As a native of Georgia, I know a thing or two about peaches. As a peach ripens, it transforms from a pinkish tone to a orange/yellow tone (we aptly call the latter tone “peach”). A peach is softer than a tangerine in color and less orange than a pumpkin, so you wouldn’t expect Peekaboo Peach to be exactly like Pumpkin Pie or Tangerine Tango – and so it is.
I don’t use purple a lot, but when I do I go all the way! We’ve been missing this soft purple from our collection of colors – I love Wisteria Wonder, but it has too much gray to compare to Sweet Sugarplum – Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum have more purple in them for an accurate comparison. Soft and sweet – just like a sugarplum.
How do you like them? I’m really excited about incorporating all of these into my collection of colors. I’ve pulled together some great suggestions for wonderful color combinations with these colors – and I’ll be sharing those later this week. I hope you’ll come back to see my suggestions.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Don’t Miss Out. The retiring items from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and 2016 Occasions Catalog will soon be gone. Nobody likes to be late for the party. Check them out NOW if you don’t like to miss out (click on the banner below).
Woo hoo! I’ve rolled out my 2016 Annual Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. Yippee! You can read more about them here.