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New ‘In Color’ Collection Comparisons for 2020-2022

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Every year in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual catalogue, there is a new set of ‘In Colors’ released and I like to compare them to other Stampin’ Up! colours.  I’ve made up colour “flowers” for a couple of years now to compare the new ‘In Color’ with existing colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection.

The new colours are a set of five colours that come out for two years.  You can get, ink refill, papers, markers and embellishments all in the new colours.  These are fun new fresh colours that are very on-trend with what is happening in other markets like decor and clothing.  The colours don’t necessarily go together but they do pair well with other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collections.

I’ve added this year’s new colours to my star card above so you can start the comparison with each other.  You can see the full supply list for my Star Card at the end of this post. Here’s the colours in order of the card above:

  1. Just Jade
  2. Bumble Bee
  3. Cinnamon Cider
  4. Misty Moonlight
  5. Magenta Madness

The first colour I want to compare is the Just Jade colour.

Just Jade In Color 2020When you look at the colour on my Star Card above, it looks like a bright fresh Green.  But when I started to compare Just Jade to some more traditional greens in the Stampin’ Up! collection, like Garden Green and Shaded Spruce, it was obviously more of a blue tone.  The blue tone is very obvious next to the yellow tones of the green Old Olive.  Then I pulled in some more of the green/blue colours as shown at the top of the flower wheel. I think that Just Jade is a colour in between Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay.  And I think all of the colours at the top of this flower will make great monochromatic card themes with the Just Jade.

The next colour, I want to compare is the new BumbleBee Colour.

Bumblebee In Color 2020

The new Bumblebee is a yellow colour, which is great as Stampin’ Up! has very few yellow colours. But I found there was an overall “orange” tone to the colour. It is not as orange as Mango Melody or Pumpkin Pie, but it is more yellow than Crushed Curry. It is very close to Crushed Curry in colour, but a bit lighter.  And it is a darker yellow than Daffodil Delight or So Saffron.  I can’t wait to experiment with this colour and find some great colours to go with it.

The next colour, I want to compare is the new Cinnamon Cider Colour.

Cinnamon In Color 2020I know most people don’t get excited about “brown” colours, but I love the neutrals of browns and how well they pair with almost any other colour (I’ve long had a love affair with Crumb Cake). The new Cinnamon Cider (just love how perfect the name of this colour is) is a lovely rich almost brown sugar looking colour. It is warmer  (with more red tones) than Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand.  But it not quite as red as Cajun Craze.  And it lighter than both Early Espresso and Soft Suede. It is truly a unique colour to add to the collection.

The next colour, I want to compare is the new Misty Moonlight Colour.

Misty Moonlight In Color 2020

Misty Moonlight might be my favourite of the new ‘In Colors’.  It is a soft, muted blue colour that again is unique in our collection.  It is not as dark as Night of Navy. In fact, I think it will pair really well with Night of Navy for a more monochromatic card.  It is darker than both Balmy Blue and Seaside Spray. And yet it has a touch of purple to it, so it matches well with Seaside Spray which is also a purple-blue colour.  I also brought in a couple of “green blues” with Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock and you can see that Misty Moonlight is more blue than green.  And finally comparing to Pacific Point, which is a bright intense blue, you see again the almost grey muted tone of Misty Moonlight.

The 5th and final ‘In Color’ that I want to compare is Magenta Madness.

Magnenta Madness In Color 2020

When I first saw Magenta Madness, I thought it looked like Melon Mambo, which is a bright pink.  But side by side with Melon Mambo, you can see that this is a very bright, almost a florescent pink.  In fact, it makes me think of a highlighter.  And although, I compared several of the pinks in the Stampin’ Up! Collection and even included the brighter purple-pink colour of Rich Razzleberry, there really is no comparison.  I will find it interesting to pair Magenta Madness with a colour that can complement and tone down this colour.  My first inclination is that it will look striking with Basic Black.

Which new ‘In Color’ do you like the best?

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