Comparing the new Stampin’ Up! Colours

You might have heard that there are some changes coming to the Stampin’ Up! Colour collections.

 There are still four colour collections, each with ten colors.

In order to keep the colour collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors,  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White moved out of the Neutrals collection and into the new “Basics” collection.  Also, you will notice a few colours moved into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

See how the colour collections will look in this chart I made up.

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. These changes were based on needing to maintain colour balance in the updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

In addtion, there are 6 returning colours including:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

There are 10 new colours as well.  Here they are.

Today I’m going to compare the *new* Stampin’ Up! colours and how they compare to other colours in the collection.  I’m also including the ‘In Color’ collections.  You can see my post this post earlier this week for a comparison of the new “In-Colors”.

So how do these colours compare to the the rest of the Stampin’ Up! Colours?

This is long post, but I hope you will bear with me as I think my flower charts really show how these new colours fit in! I know they will help me figure out which colours to use in my projects.

Of the 10 new colours, I’ve compared 9 of them to the other current Stampin’ Up! colours.  I didn’t compare the new Gray Granite, as there is only a couple of colours to compare it to as you can see in the chart above.  I think of the new Gray Granite as a gray with a bit of brown tinge to it…almost like a greige and it is very on trend right now.

The new colour, Merry Merlot, is part of the Neutrals Collection, and is deep red almost burgandy colour. It is closest to Cherry Cobbler, but with a deeper tone with a touch of purple. I’ve compared it to all the darker purple colours and the reds and you can see that is the deepest of all of these colours.

The new colour, Mango Melody, is is part of the Brights Collection, and is a lively peach and orange toned colour. It is sort of a cross between Crushed Curry and  Pumpkin Pie.  It is oranger than Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  I also compared it to the new Grapefruit Grove and they are two very different colours.  It has the same bright, fun tone as Pineapple Punch.


The new colour, Granny Apple Green, is part of the Brights Collection, and is a bright green colour.  It is brighter than Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.  We were missing a nice bright green in the collections.  It is almost a neon colour, which is why I compared it to Lemon Lime Twist

The new colour, Shaded Spruce, is part of the Regals Collection, and is a is a deep green colour, probably the darkest green in the collections. It is darker than Garden Green and more green than the blue tones in Traquil Tide.  I’m happy to have so many great greens for Christmas colours.

The new colour, Petal Pink, is part of the Subtles Collection, and is a pretty, light pink colour with blush tones.  It fits well as a different pink than Blushing Bride and Powder Pink. I think this colour could also be a skin tone.

The new colour, Soft Sea Foam, is part of the Subtles Collection, and is a pale light green with slighly blue tones. It is closer to the returning Mint Macron than any other colour, but still significantly lighter.  I see soft, neutral cards with this colour.  There is nothing like this colour in the collection and I can’t wait to try it with a bunch of new colour combinations.

The new colour, Gorgeous Grape, is part of the Brights Collection, and is a bright purple, brighter than the new Highland Heather purple.  And it is much deeper than some of the more red/purples like Rich Razzleberry and Berry Burst.

The new colour, Highland Heather, is part of the Subtles Collection, and is a is a light pretty purple colour that was much needed in our colour collections.  It is lighter than Gorgeous Grape and much more purple than the pinky tones of Rich Razzleberry and Berry Burst.

The new colour,  Balmy Blue, is part of the Subtles Collection, and is a is a light blue, almost like a baby blue but more vivid.  And it is more blue than the greenish tones in Pool Party.

Thank you for checking out my colour flower comparisons.   I’m excited to next create colour combinations that work well together with these new colours.  I’m sure there are endless possibilities.  Stay tuned to for more colour ideas!

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  1. Hi thanks for the sneak peek at the new colours and how they go together…looking forward to more info like this.