Sweet Color Combinations for Valentine’s Day

When gremlins crept into my blog yesterday, no email message went out to notify subscribers that a post was up.  As such, many of you missed my super-sweet card that’s the inspiration for today’s post.  If you missed my Rose Garden Thinlits project, please make sure you check it out here.

I love playing with paper, and I love working with shapes 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.  Christmas hasn’t yet arrived, but it’s time to start thinking about the next big card-giving holiday – Valentine’s Day.  That’s right – it’ll be here before you know it.  🙂

Today I want to share some sweet color combinations that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Each of these color combinations contain two pinks and one neutral.

Rose Red and Blushing Bride are composed of beautiful, brown tones.

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration for Valentine's Day

Rose Red and Blushing Bride look so lovely together.  Paired with Crumb Cake, these musty pinks are displayed beautifully in the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack in the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  The patterns and designs in this stack are gorgeous, but the colors really define its beauty.

Real Red, Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo pair perfectly with shades of gray.

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration for Valentine's Day

Let’s be honest – a Valentine’s Day card wouldn’t be right without a bunch of pink and red.  You don’t typically think of Smoky Slate or Basic Gray on a Valentine’s Day card, but it’s really quite lovely with these pinks and red, don’t you think?  The neutral shades help to tame the sugary sweetness of the pinks.

Which of these combinations is your favorite?  As you start to plan out your Valentine’s Day projects, I hope these suggestions help to inspire you to pair these pinks and reds for the upcoming celebration of love.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Yay you did a some more color pairings ! LOVE IT !! And would you believe I did not realize that what was throwing me off with Blushing Bride was the brown undertone ….you pointed that out . Now I am using it with the right combos !! Now, you just gave me a new idea of using Melon Mambo with Real Red ! Thank You …. Oh and I agree that Valentine`s Day will be here in a flash !!

  2. I have to go with the 2nd set with Real Red!

  3. Are you going to make the DSP sample books for the Occasions/SAB catalog? Or did I miss it? I always enjoy your site. Merry Christmas.

    • Thanks for asking. I will definitely be hosting product shares and making swatch books with the wonderful, new catalog. I’ll be posting more about the options later this week.

  4. Real Red has never been a go to color for me. Your combinations, however, may change my mind! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Thanks for these!

  6. Soft Suede, Blushing Bride & Rose Red is such a pretty combo! Pinned both charts for future reference. Thanks much!

  7. I am so into the Real Red and Blushing Bride now! Will definitely be on my next order!

  8. Opps! I meant to type Rose Red! :/

  9. Thanks so much Brian for the color combo charts. They are so helpful to me and I save them all in a notebook. How wonderful of you to be so sharing. Got my catty’s yesterday but haven’t had time to check them out yet. Again, thank you.

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  11. I swear if I didn’t have a REALLY NEAT SU gal here in MO, I’d be on your team! Love everything you do, and feel like I know you by all your posts! I look forward to everyone of them!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

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