Gorgeous Rainbows with Stampin’ Up! Colors

Spring and Summer are a perfect time to create projects with all of the colors of the rainbow – with the mix of rain and sunshine we’ve been experiencing, there’s a great likelihood we’ll catch a rainbow every once in a while. With the symbolism of hope and serenity we associate with rainbows, they are more important today than ever before. ♥

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

Bright & Bold. 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) I shared over the weekend:

A Bright and Bold Rainbow, Stampin Up!, Brian KingSoft & Subtle. If 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):

A Soft and Subtle Rainbow, Stampin Up!, Brian KingRich & Regal. And maybe you want a sophisticated rainbow with rich, Fall-like colors (most of these shades are pulled from the Regals collection of colors):

A Rich and Regal Rainbow, Stampin Up!, Brian King

A Mix of Color Families. Just 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:

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

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:

Posted for You Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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

Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits Dies, 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

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. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Brian, thank you for the rainbow color combinations!
    I take daily screenshots of card designs and color combos I see on your blog and other blogs for inspiration. I really appreciate all the effort you put into your blog each day as do others to share your knowledge and love for the craft.

  2. Brian, I love today’s rainbow post. Thank you for sharing your creations. It was a wonderful way to start my day!

  3. I love this post! I think rainbows are always “in” but especially now. TFS those great rainbow combinations. They are keepers for sure!!

  4. and a pot of golden creativity at the end of the rainbow. thanks, BK!

  5. This rainbow color combination post is what many of us have been waiting for. You really delivered on this one my friend. LOVE IT!!!

  6. I love all these cards. Thanks for the different color combinations to make rainbows. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Enjoy your day!

  7. Thank you for this great inspiration for some June cards I need to make now that so many celebrations are cancelled. I love your “rainbow stamp” design. Just perfect!

  8. Brian, I love these rainbow color pallets and I love your cards! I have two retired Stampin’ Up rainbow stamp sets that I can use with these colors. Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. There you go again, more great color combos. Have you given anymore thought to doing a master, or even a subscription PDF so we could collect these. Love your combos.

  10. Love these rainbow colors, Brian. So happy…just what we need now.
    Thanks for always inspiring us. XO

  11. I wouldn’t have even thought to use the regals in a rainbow; that’s genius! Thanks for the inspiration, Brian!

  12. Oh yes I love those rainbows colors , I just wish I could print them ?
    Tfs my friend ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  13. Thanks, Brian! I’ve been using your previous ‘rainbow’ for a while and wondered how you’d handle the retirement of Lovely Lipstick. I appreciate all the inspiration you’ve provided by giving us the ‘regular’ (mixed) rainbow, plus all the ‘color family’ rainbows – genius!!

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