Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2017 In Colors: Complementary Pairings

Oh, my!  I am really enjoying all the new supplies that arrived in my 2015-2016 Annual Catalog pre-order on Wednesday.  Yippee!  The In Colors are always my favorite part of the new catalog releases, and I really love this year’s colors.  On Thursday, I was super-excited to share Stampin’ Up!’s 2105-2017 In Colors with you.  I showed you how each of these colors is entirely unique and nothing like any of the colors we currently have.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

Today, I’m all about pairing these gorgeous colors with colors already in our Stampin’ Up! color families.  There’s no Color Coach in the 2015 Annual Catalog, so we’re on our own to create fun and beautiful color combinations.  I pulled some inspiration from the Designer Series Papers in the upcoming catalog and created some of these combinations all by myself – that sounds like a Shake-n-Bake commercial (“I hailped!”).

Quick review – here are the new colors:

2015-2017 In Colors, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s my take on some combinations that work really well.  For each of these samples, the featured 2015-2017 In Color is shown in the center of the three colors.


Cucumber Crush, 2015-2017 In Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral


Delightful Dijon, 2015-2017 In Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede


Mint Macaron, 2015-2017 In Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, So Saffron


Tip Top Taupe, 2015-2017 In Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette


Watermelon Wonder, 2015-2017 In Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party

All of these colors were stamped onto Whisper White Notecards with the Work of Art stamp set, and the sentiments were stamped with You’ve Got This, a new stamp set from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog – I shared a card with that stamp set yesterday (see it here).

What do you think?  I hope you are as in love with these colors as I am.  I can think of thousands of color combinations that will work well with these colors, and I can’t wait to explore those colors over the next two years.  What combinations do you think work best with these new In Colors?

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Awesome colors Brian. Like a fine wine and cheese-thank you for the pairings!

  2. Great combinations!

  3. Love these cards! !! Super excited about the new cattie! My favorite it Tip Top Taupe

  4. I knew I would be using Delightful Dijion with a brown, love it with soft suede….but that pear pizzazz really makes it pop and thanks to you is now in my collection,

  5. I can’t wait to try Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon and Soft Suede. Wow that Delightful Dijon just pops off that card. Great combos Brian.

  6. Well, shuckie-doodle! You’ve shown me how fun these new In Colors are! Now, I too, can’t wait to get my hands on them. I wasn’t sure about Tip Top Taupe, but I see the possibilities now — it’s a mushroomy, velvety kinda color that I think I’ll use a lot. Love your color combos, thanks!

  7. No color coach…..what were they thinking. Oh well, guess I will have to make my own using your colors as a guide. 🙂 Thanks Brian.

  8. Oh how fun and I love it !!! Thanks Brian, I’m flagging this baby !!!!
    Tfs , hugs Frenchie,

  9. I can’t believe I’m saying this but the Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede combo is my favorite of all the beautiful combo’s above. I really had to sit and look and look and look to make a decision. As much as I love SU I too wonder about the color coach – yes, What were they thinking? Not everyone is a color combo genius and some of us rely heavily on our color coach cards. Hopefully they will reconsider and perhaps reinstate that particular little tool. Believe it or not I even still use my original color wheel which was one of my first SU purchases.

    Brian, you have done a fantastic job here (as always) helping us all with the color combo’s and while doing it sharing an absolutely simple, yet gorgeous card layout. Just gotta’ love you for all you do.

  10. All GREAT combinations Brian. The Mint Macaron with the Lost Lagoon, Mint, and So Saffron just jumped off the page for me. Thanks for some great ideas for color!

  11. Brian, thank you for sharing these wonderful CAS cards with the great color combinations! Loving them all!

  12. Hey Brian!

    Great job on the color matchings! With no new color coach cards, I love that you’ve shared some combos we can use. I love your choices.

  13. Brian, THANK YOU for the pairing for Mint Macaron!!!! I had envisioned those three together when I first saw the new Mint color. Thanks so much for making my day!!!! (((HUG)))

  14. Once again, NICE!!

  15. Thank you for this awesome examples of the new color paired with the existing ones, they all look fantastic, I will pin this post so I can refer to it when I’m in need of color combinations.
    Your are awesome;)

  16. Thanks for replacing my color coach. I think you should be getting plenty more nickels in the mail for sharing these 🙂

  17. Oh my heavens! I’m in LOVE with Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. YUMMY!!!!!!!

  18. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! So simple and so very BEAUTIFUL! I especially like the first three; those color combos really do the trick. You’re dating yourself with that Shake n Bake commercial…

  19. Thanks Brian, your input is always so invaluable. Now I have some insight about which colors play well together.

  20. Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon and Cherry Cobbler! 🙂

  21. Hi Brian,
    Great job and thanks for the combo ideas!
    I still can not believe they did away with the Color Coach cards! Any chance you could be our voice and let Stampin Up,know how disappointed your customers & admirers are with this decision?

  22. Brian, once again you have done all the heavy lifting for us! Thank you for the color combos, I can’t wait to play with them!

  23. Yummy color combinations!

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