Introducing Stampin’ Up!’s 2024-2026 In Colors

Every year Stampin’ Up! introduces us to a set of five on-trend colors that will stick around for two years. It’s like Christmas for me – I love opening up that new catalog and searching for these colors. I love soaking them in and finding what color combinations make them most special. SO EXCITING!


Today I’m going to give you a look at each and some of my thoughts about them. I can’t wait to work with these new colors, and I’m certain you are going to love them, too! Here are Stampin’ Up!’s 2024-2026 In Colors:

2024-2026 In Colors, Stampin Up!, Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Shy Shamrock, Peach Pie

There’s so much to love about the mix of soft and bright tones in these gorgeous colors! Often times I have to warm up to the new In Colors – I have to work with them a while to fall in love with them, but I’m already in love with these! The best way to show you how these colors fit into our current color families is to show you how they look right next to colors we already know. It might also help to show how they work with other colors you know and love.

Below are my thoughts on each of these amazing, new colors and some comparisons to colors already in our color families. I’ve also included an exciting color combination for each. There’s also another new color I’m excited to get to know!


We have had a lot of pretty pinks over the years – many have had a lot of brown tones, orange tones or purple tones that pull them away from classic pinks. Pretty in Pink is a returning color from years past, joining us for another two-year run as a soon-to-be popular In Color. Here’s a look at Pretty in Pink:

Pretty in Pink, 2024-2026 In Color, Stampin Up!Here’s how Pretty in Pink compares with some of the popular pinks in our current collection:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Pretty in Pink, Flirty FlamingoYou might be thinking Pretty in Pink is a new version of Blushing Bride, which recently retired, but it’s a truer pink that you’re sure to love. Here’s a comparison:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Blushing Bride, Pretty in PinkPretty in Pink will play well with a variety of colors, but it’s really “at home” with a collection of soft tones. I think Pretty Pink would work great with Soft Sea and Pool Party:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Soft Sea Foam, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party


Purples are always make popular In Colors. Petunia Pop balances the line between the Brights and Subtles categories. Here’s a look at the versatile Petunia Pop:

Petunia Pop, 2024-2026 In Color, Stampin Up!Petunia Pop is a step darker than Fresh Freesia (which is a step darker than Bubble Bath). Together, they look amazing, but each has its own personality. Here’s how Petunia Pop compares with these other soft purples:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Petunia PopWhile these three colors pull out the pale purples in Petunia Pop, the red tones in this new color “pop” when paired with Berry Burst. I think Petunia Pop, Berry Burst and Basic Gray will make a great combination:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Petunia Pop, Berry Burst, Basic Gray


Summer is just around the corner – and Summer Splash truly delivers the feels of Summer. Here’s a look at this new, vibrant blue-green:

Summer Splash, 2024-2026 In Color, Stampin Up!If you are like me, you immediately recognized how close Summer Splash is to Coastal Cabana. This new color has a bit more green than Coastal Cabana, making it a little brighter in tone. Although in the same family of blue-green colors, Lost Lagoon is a bit more dusty than Summer Splash. Here’s a comparison of these three colors:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Coastal Cabana, Summer Splash, Lost LagoonWhile bright aquas look great with other bright colors, they can really pop against rich colors, too. I think Summer Splash looks great with Real Red and Early Espresso – what a mix!

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Summer Splash, Real Red, Early Espresso


Ah, Shy Shamrock! We need an intense, pure green in our color collection, and Shy Shamrock delivers the kelly green we need! Here’s a look at this new green:

Shy Shamrock, 2024-2026 In Color, Stampin Up!Here’s how Shy Shamrock compares with two very green colors in our current color collection:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Shy Shamrock, Shaded Spruce, Garden GreenIf you’ve been stamping for a while, you might recognize Shy Shamrock as a close cousin of Just Jade, a retired In Color. It’s similar but quite a bit brighter. Here’s a comparison:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Just Jade, Shy ShamrockI love the mix of green, purple and blue. Shy Shamrock pairs well with Highland Heather and Blueberry Bushel:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Shy Shamrock, Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushel


This Georgia Peach was excited to see Peach Pie in the new lineup of In Colors. We have some pinks and some oranges, but Peach Pie is a perfect mix of the two for the peachy color we need. Here’s a look at Peach Pie:

Peach Pie, 2024-2026 In Color, Stampin Up!Here’s how Peach Pie compares with two other orange-toned beauties in our current color collection:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Peach Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun CrazePeach Pie is just a little more peachy than the recently retired Peekaboo Peach In Color. They are close, I have to admit, but I’m really happy Peach Pie is on its way into our lives. Here’s a comparison:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Peach Pie, Peekaboo PeachPeach Pie looks great with a variety of colors, but I’m excited to pair it with bright colors. I love the mix of Peach Pie, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Peach Pie, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo


How exciting are these new colors? What do you think of them? Do you already have a favorite? I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up and start creating with these new, amazing colors once I can get my hands on them.


With the release of Stampin’ Up!’s 2024 Annual Catalog, we are introduced to a new neutral color that’s sure to be a popular favorite. Basic Beige is anything but basic – and it comes in cardstock and ink. Here’s a look at Basic Beige:

Basic Beige, 2024 New Color, Stampin Up!Basic Beige features more brown than Very Vanilla but is quite a bit lighter than Crumb Cake. Here’s how these three colors look side-by-side:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Basic Beige, Crumb CakeI’m excited to play with Basic Beige. How great does it look with Pecan Pie and Misty Moonlight?

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Basic Beige, Pecan Pie, Misty Moonlight

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  1. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian!
    I do love 💕 the new InColors ! And I agree with you about wanting to “play with” Basic Beige. 😉

  2. Thanks for both of these articles! So informative and a fun! 😊

  3. You have taken a lot of time and careful thought to compare the new In Colors to other colours that may have seemed so much the same that customers might have thought they don’t need the new ones! Scratch that idea! You have outdone yourself once again. I need them all!!
    Very insightful and thanks so much! My only problem is that I live in Canada and can’t order from you…but I have read your blog for years. Looking forward to tomorrow’s insight as always!

  4. Your new In-Color blog posts are always one of my favorites each year. I’m excited about these new colors and love to see your take on how to incorporate them. I thought my fave would end up being Petunia Pop, but now that I’ve seen your color combos, I can’t wait to make a card using the Shy Shamrock-Highland Heather-Blueberry Bushel trio.

  5. Really appreciate your analysis of the new IN colors. Love seeing the contrasts and the color combinations you choose. Thank you, Brian.

  6. Brian,
    Thanks for posting this info on the new in colors. It’s especially valuable to see them in relation to current and past colors! One question regarding shy shamrock- how does it compare with the retired color cucumber crush? When I saw it, that’s the color that came to mind. I’m excited for a clear Kelly green!

  7. I wait for your In Color review every year! Thanks for the time you put into these posts. It’s so helpful!!!

  8. I love how you describe the colors – such perfect descriptions and color pairings!

  9. Betty in North Carolina

    Brian, thank YOU for the detail descriptions and color pairings! TBH, I wasn’t thrilled when I saw the new lineup, but you have certainly opened my eyes to the possibilities. Great job!!
    PS: SO excited that On Stage is in Raleigh next year — I hope to meet you in person!

  10. Thank you for the comparisons of the In colors to existing and retired colors. The color combos are super helpful to start crafting with them. Also excited to play with Basic Beige.

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