The Colour Suite

This month rather than picking a set of colours at random I started with an inspiration photo.

The inspiration photo is full of lots of bright vibrant colours that I couldn’t narrow down. I chose 5 bold colours from the photo: orange, sage green, pomegranate, lavender and teal. Friends of the Colour might notice this suite is lacking my “go to” neutrals I usually include.

This month I invited my friend and fellow Scrapbook & Cards Today designer Nicole Nowosad to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. I have had the pleasure of working with Nicole for several years now, I simply love her style and I am excited to have her with me this month. While my style is very different from Nicole’s we took a very similar approach to using the colour suite. She was drawn to the bright bold colours I selected this month and found herself picking several favorite patterned papers she had been hoarding.

When I originally selected these colours I figured I would add a lot neutrals like black or white to balance out all the wild colour but somehow I let the colour take over. Nicole took this same approach. She didn’t shy away from the colour but embraced it.

I know colour can be intimidating if you find yourself in this boat select one or two of your favorites from this colour suite and pair them with a neutral like black or white. While Nicole and I jumped right in it’s okay to test the waters and use only a couple of the suggested colours each month.

Thanks for joining me this month and happy scrapping.

~ Summer

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