Stampin’ Up! Rainbow Colors

Spring is a perfect time to create projects with all of the colors of the rainbow – with the mix of rain and sunshine during April showers, there’s a great likelihood we’ll catch a rainbow sometime in the next month. Yay!

There are so many ways to combine Stampin’ Up! colors to recreate the colors of the rainbow. Using the ROYGBIV acronym from our middle school Earth science class (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), I created four suggestions for building a rainbow with current Stampin’ Up! colors. I’m also sharing some rainbow-themed projects I hope you love.

Rainbow Color Combinations

If you are looking for a bright and cheery rainbow, here’s a good combination of colors (most of these colors are pulled from the Brights collection of colors):

Bright & Bold Rainbow Colors, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you want a softer rainbow (maybe you want to create a baby card or a thinking of you card), you’ll want to reach for the some of these colors (mostly from the Subtles collection of colors):

Soft & Subtle Rainbow Colors, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd maybe you want a sophisticated rainbow with rich, Fall-like colors (most of these shades are pulled from the Regals collection of colors):

Rich & Regal Rainbow Colors, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingJust for fun, I pulled colors from all of the color families to make this collection of rainbow colors that’s perfect for almost any project:

Mixed Rainbow Colors, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI hope you like these combinations and hope you save them for future reference.

Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle

If you’d like to try your hand at some of these fun color combinations, be sure to check out the the Rainbows & Sunshine bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog:

Rainbows & Sunshine Bundle, Stampin' Up! 145983

Rainbows & Sunshine Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

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Rainbow Cards

While I’m sharing color suggestions for rainbow cards, I thought it would be fun to look back at some projects I’ve shared with rainbows. You can click on any of these projects to see the colors I used or to read more about each project:

Work of Art, Fabulous Four, Hello Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies, Vertica Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

In the City, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS232

Hello, Greatest Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Over the Rainbow, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Fabulous Florets, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP187, FM151

I hope you’ve enjoyed this rainbow-dedicated post and that it has inspired you to look at your Stampin’ Up! colors to find a rainbow collection that makes you happy!

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  1. Perfectly beautiful Rainbow colors Brian, it’s great to have them all lined up like that for reference.
    Thank you for sharing all your projects with this list of colors, as always, finding loads of inspiration on each one of them.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. A rainbow of creativity, BK. I love these pretty combinations, both soft and powerful versions. Lovely line-up of samples, too!

  3. Great color line ups ! So helpful to have on hand !
    Thank you !

  4. Great post. Very educational!

  5. Love your rainbow combos to take the work out of making a beautiful rainbow in a variety of different intensities. Thanks so much. Your cards are an inspiration and a couple that I haven’t seen before. Enjoy your day!

  6. Much inspiration! Thanks!

  7. Why do I hear music in the background? I think it’s Judy Garland! Fun cards!

  8. Brian, generally I like two or three colors on my cards, but when it comes to rainbows all bets are off. Love your parade of rainbow cards, I see I have some more casing to do ?.

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you Brian for those beautiful rainbow color charts! Since SU gave up on the color cards I’ve been kind of like the lost puppy. You have saved me from the pound with all your delightful color combinations. I print them all out and have a special notebook titled Brian’s Color Combinations. I refer to it every time I start making a new set of cards. I so appreciate your efforts on our behalf.

    • I’m so happy you like them, Grace! I’m more than happy to share and love that you save them in a notebook. I’m honored to have my very own notebook in your craft space.

  10. Love rainbows! Great way to start my day….

  11. Love today’s post and appreciate all the different rainbow color combos! Love the cards too, remember seeing most of them from your daily posts, but was fun to see them all together in the rainbow theme!

  12. I always love your color combos, but these rainbow sets are extra special. Thanks for creating such perfect references; as Grace said, they are a fabulous resource. Your card parade hit the spot, too! Always a joy to see your creations. TFS

  13. Thank you for some great color combos!!! Can’t wait to play with them.

  14. Such gorgeous rainbow collections:) I think the soft & subtle is my favorite…its calling to me! Thanks for sharing such awesome resources with us!

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