Every year with the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, we get a new set of In-Colors that last for two years. That also means we have a set of In-Colors from previous years that are retiring. Sometimes a sad event (when I love the retiring In-Colors), sometimes a happy event since I love the new colors. This year it’s a “happy” event for me. The 2019-21 In-Colors were not one of my favorites. Although I will miss Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray, but not the others.
But….the new 2021-23 In-Colors…WOW. I have been using them for various projects and they are going to be some of my favorites! They are soft-bright colors (if there is such a word), and a nice mix of colors. I know I’ll be using lots of these colors in my cards over the next two years! Here’s a snapshot of them together.
I wanted to show how the new colors compare to our current colors. Here’s Fresh Freesia with our current Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape colors. Interesting combination that I’m going to experiment in a card.
The Polished Pink is bright, but not as shocking as last year’s Magenta Madness (I love bright colors, but this one is too bright for even me!). Here’s a comparison with several of our other current colors. My favorites in this group are the Polished Pink and the Melon Mambo.
Pale Papaya is an unusual color to me, but it’s growing on me. Here it is compared to several of our current colors. It’s a “peachy” color that goes very nicely with our new “You’re A Peach” DSP suite. What do you think?
Evening Evergreen is a dark, beautiful green. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I do. It’s an elegant, earthy green and I can see using it for a number of fall and winter cards. But I can also use it for summer flower cards as one of the greens in the plant foliage. Here’s how it compares to our other greens.
Soft Succulent is similar to these current colors, all of which I love! This should be a fun color to use with flower and plant cards. I’ll be using it a lot this year.
Soft Succulent is also close to several old, retired colors (Sage Shadow, and one of my favorites that I really miss, Lost Lagoon).
So what do you think? Have you had a chance to see them up-close? Do you like them? Which one is your favorite so far? I’m having a hard picking just one. I think it’s between Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen. We’ll see as the year progresses, which ones will be my most used of the 2021-23 In-Colors.
Don’t forget that the Mini catalog is retiring June 30. Be sure to check out all the retiring products and the special sales on select items!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!