A Complete History of Stampin’ Up! In Colors (2006 – 2021)

I’m hosting a history lesson today.

Stampin’ Up!’ demonstrators will be downloading Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog today – while there are so many exciting products to soak in from the new catalog, I most enjoy getting to know the new In Colors.

So many of our favorite Stampin’ Up! colors started as In Colors. In yesterday’s post, I confessed I wasn’t sure if Pacific Point was, at any time, an In Color. That prompted me to do a little research about In Colors – and I’m sharing that with you today. I should have done my research before throwing that out there because (as you are about to see) Pacific Point started as an In Color.

What are In Colors?

Back in 2006, Stampin’ Up! added six colors to its color collection in the Annual Catalog. The In Colors offer colors that are trending in home décor, fashion, design, and crafting. For several years, Stampin’ Up! offered a collection of six In Colors each year. In 2010, the company offered five In Colors and announced that In Colors would be active for two years, alternating between years.

I’ve pulled together graphics of the In Colors from 2006 through the In Colors announced in 2021. What fun! While this will be a walk down memory lane for some, others will be enjoying new colors never seen before.

Here’s a look at each year’s collection of In Colors:

Stampin Up! 2006 In Colors - Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp Stampin Up! 2007 In Colors - Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate Stampin Up! 2008 In Colors - Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red Stampin Up! 2009 In Colors - Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay Stampin Up! 2010-2012 In Colors - Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Stampin Up! 2011-2013 In Colors - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder Stampin Up! 2012-2014 In Colors - Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green Stampin Up! 2013-2015 In Colors - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush Stampin Up! 2014-2016 In Colors - Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist Stampin Up! 2015-2017 In Colors - Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe Stampin Up! 2016-2018 In Colors - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet SugarplumStampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil TideStampin' Up!'s 2018-2020 In Colors - Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me CloverStampin' Up!'s 2019-2021 In Colors - Purple Posy, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock Stampin Up! 2020-2022 In Colors, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight Stampin Up! 2021-2023 In Colors - Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale PapayaWhat do you think? Do you have some favorites in this amazing collection of colors?

Fun fact #1 – Sixteen colors in our current color families started as In Colors. Here are the collection colors that were introduced to us as In Colors:

  • Pacific Point (2008 In Color -> Brights)
  • Soft Suede (2009 In Color -> Neutrals)
  • Crushed Curry (2009 In Color -> Regals)
  • Melon Mambo (2009 In Color -> Brights)
  • Rich Razzleberry (2009 In Color -> Regals)
  • Bermuda Bay (2009 In Color -> Brights)
  • Poppy Parade (2010-2012 In Color -> Brights)
  • Blushing Bride (2010-2012 In Color -> Subtles)
  • Pear Pizzazz (2010-2012 In Color -> Subtles)
  • Calypso Coral (2011-2013 In Color -> Subtles)
  • Pool Party (2011-2013 In Color -> Subtles)
  • Coastal Cabana (2013-2015 In Color -> Brights)
  • Blackberry Bliss (2014-2016 In Color -> Regals)
  • Mossy Meadow (2014-2016 In Color -> Neutrals)
  • Mint Macaron (2015-2017 In Color -> Subtles)
  • Flirty Flamingo (2016-2018 In Color -> Brights)

Fun Fact #2 – Baja Breeze is the greatest In Color ever made.

As demonstrators are able to see the new In Colors, you can be that tomorrow’s post will be dedicated to these new colors. How exciting!

Last-Chance Products Sale Kicks off Today

When the catalog is released to demonstrators this afternoon (at 3pm EDT), Stampin’ Up! will simultaneously launch the Last-Chance Product Sale for products that are retiring from the 2021 Annual Catalog. To make sure you don’t miss out, click on the image below to review the sale items in my online store (after 3pm EDT):

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stampin Up! 2006 In Colors - Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp



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  1. Catherine Carroll

    Thank you so much for this history lesson. I have some of the colors dating back to 2006 and didn’t remember they were In Colors. I am working on waterolor swatches of my inks for easy visual reference and your information helped me to better organize my inks. I was surprised how many In Colors are part of our rainbow. I am also surprised with how many retired inks I have but still love (and still work!) Thanks again for your research.

  2. Aymee Bullington

    Thank you so much for this! Helped me as I was reorganizing all the old supplies I have!

  3. This is such a fantastic and useful post! And I totally agree 100% that Baja Breeze is the greatest In Color color ever made.

  4. Brian, this is excellent information, thank you.

  5. Thank you for this lovely chart, i started with SU late 2021 so missed out on some of the colours but must say I have found your facts very interesting to read. Will you be updating this with the new In-Colours for the years 2022 onwards?

  6. Thank you for this page. I have all my pads by color but I have found the cases not to be the most reliable way to determine the colors. After YEARS of colors I decided to make swatches. This page allowed me to easily find all the possible colors. I truly appreciate you taking your time to put this together.

  7. I would love so much if they would release information at the end of every year letting us know what the best selling colors were. I am completely obsessed with soft succulent into a slightly lesser degree evening evergreen. My guess is I am not alone.. I cannot imagine these colors ever going away. hoping so much they end up being part of the permanent collection at some point.

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