31 October 2012

Heritage Scrapbook Basics... Color Palette Resources

One of the hardest parts about creating a digital scrapbook is choosing the right color combinations. I'm not a graphic artist per say, so I love when I can find resources to help me identify which colors come together nicely. I have found a website that I LOVE.

The Color Combinations website is primarily used for selecting carpet and paint colors for a home. However, color schemes and color palettes that work well in nature work well in home deco. And color palettes that work well in nature and the home, often work well in scrapbooking.

Here is just a sampling of color schemes that I found on the website that could be useful in selecting a color scheme for a heritage album. Using these color palettes as a guide will help you pick coordinating papers and embellishments that will enhance your family history album.

ColorCombo 295
ColorCombo295 uses browns and pinks
ColorCombo 287
ColorCombo 287 uses monochromatic greens
ColorCombo 191
ColorCombo 191 uses maroon and gray

ColorComb12 uses navy blue and gray
ColorComb12 uses navy blue and gray

ColorCombo29 is probably one of my favorites
ColorCombo29 is a personal favorite

(Update: these color schemes are no longer available at Color Combinations, so if you find a combination you like, download the image for later use!) 

As you can see, there are a variety of color palettes to choose from. Use these color schemes as a starting place for your next heritage scrapbooking project. There is nothing that says you have to use these suggestions exactly as recommended. I love having a starting point to tweak.

If you're unsure about which color scheme will work best, play with them on a sample page your create. Check out this post where I Play With Color on a Cover Page to see which combination I personally like best.

Let me know what resources you have discovered for color scheme inspiration, in the comment section below. 

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