Great Color Combinations with the New 2017-2019 In Colors

Yesterday I shared three of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2017-2019 In Colors – Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  I love these new colors and can’t wait to start creating with them.  I also showed how these colors look with colors in our current families of Stampin’ Up! colors.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

Today I’m sharing some great color combinations to show how wonderfully these new colors pair with some of our existing colors.  I’ve created two color combinations for each of the three new colors that showcase the versatility of the colors.  It was fun to play around with the color combinations to show just how fun these colors can be.  I hope you like them.


Fresh Fig, Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Color, www.stampwithbrian.comPurple is a mix of blue and red.  The balance between the two determines the depth or brightness of the resulting shade.  Fresh Fig has a bright appeal but is mostly soft and sweet.  I paired it with Pear Pizzazz (a Subtle) and Daffodil Delight (a Bright) for a perfectly beautiful combination of green, yellow and purple:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Fresh FigThere’s a bit of a maturity with Fresh Fig, too, so I thought it would pair beautifully with Night of Navy (a Regal) and Crumb Cake (a Neutral).  These two almost make Fresh Fig look like a totally different color than the combination above.  Don’t you think?

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Fresh Fig, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake


Lemon Lime Twist, Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Color, www.stampwithbrian.comThere’s definitely no other color like Lemon Lime Twist.  What a vibrant and playful mix of yellow and green!  I paired this vibrant color with Pool Party (a Subtle) and Peekaboo Peach (a Subtle In Color) to soften the intensity of the lemon lime tones.  Together they are a beautiful combination:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Peekaboo PeachSince those soften Lemon Lime Twist, I thought it would be fun to showcase it’s brighter side by placing it beside some darker tones.  Next to Smoky Slate and Basic Black (both Neutrals), Lemon Lime Twist really shines:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Basic Black


Tranquil Tide, Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Color, www.stampwithbrian.comHow can you not immediately fall in love with Tranquil Tide?  What a beautiful combination of green and blue – with a heavy leaning toward green!  Like the other colors, I’ve paired Tranquil Tide with other current colors that showcase how different it can look with different colors.  Real Red (a Bright) and Basic Gray (a Neutral) showcase the maturity in this color:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Basic GrayWhile Flirty Flamingo (a Bright In Color) and So Saffron (a Subtle) show the playful side of Tranquil Tide.  I just love this pairing of green, pink and yellow:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo, So SaffronI hope these pairing have showcased the versatility of these colors and shown how well they will fit in with our current colors.  I’m excited about these new In Colors and can’t wait to see the other two.  What a fun time of year!  What do you think about these combinations?  Do you have a favorite?  I’d love to hear.

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  1. Lemon lime twist paired up with smoky slate and basic black is just divine – really looking forward to seeing what you make with this combo Brian! 🙂

  2. Love these ideas! I really miss the color coach so you are blessing to me.

  3. Thank you Brian for your wonderful introduction and pairing of the new colors. I can’t wait for the next two and your expression of them.

  4. You an amazing job with these combos and did much justice to Fresh Fig! Thank you for taking the time to play with these colors and to share them!

  5. Love the combos. Can’t wait!!

  6. Loving these combinations. Makes getting new colors even more exciting. My personal favorite is the modern look of Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky slate and Basic Black.

  7. You’ve always had a “good eye” for colour, Brian! I love these!!!

  8. Thank you so much for the color combos!!!

  9. Great insights, Brian. Looking forward to seeing your creations with these combos.

  10. Love these colour combos Brian. Thanks for getting them together already and for kindly sharing them. 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for the comparisons…can’t wait to order these colors !

  12. Nice color combos! Can’t wait to get the new colors so I can try some of these.

  13. Maryanne Johnston

    Fantastic colour combinations.

  14. You just made me love these colors….great job…some of mine are on the way..

  15. Outstanding! Thanks for the inspiration and showing us how to use these new colors.

  16. Brian, you are doing a stellar job introducing us to our new In Colors. Thank you so much for your time and thoughtful explanations. You are the demo hero of the week, for sure! ?

  17. Great color combos! I love all of them!

  18. Fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I really appreciate it. ?

  19. Earleen DiPrizio

    Thanks for the ideas, the color combos are great.

  20. Wow do you have a way with color! I am afraid of that new green and you found two wonderful combos already! Now please come to NY and pick out my living room wall color…….

  21. These are great! I love color in general and often have a hard time deciding on a color palette for my projects. Too many choices! So I appreciate when you combine different colors I might not have thought of myself! Thanks!

  22. Charlotte Coombes

    I LOVE the color combos you created, and can’t wait to get these new colors in my hot lil’ hands, and see the other two soon! I save all the combos you create, please keep em’ coming when the other two colors are revealed!

  23. Brian – you have no idea how helpful these color combos are and how thankful I am to you for sharing them with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  24. Great pairing of colors! Can’t wait to get my hands on the new colors. Thank you Brian.

  25. Thanks for sharing these color combos! Love them!
    So many options and styles – excited to try out the new colors 🙂

  26. Robbye Hamilton

    Thanks Brian, this definitely has me thinking of new cards I could make.

  27. Thank you Brian for your color combos for the new colors. This will be such a great help when I need to choose combos for my cards.

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