2018 Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp

So perhaps the biggest news to come out of OnStage this past weekend is that Stampin’ Up! has completely revamped their color palette!  We all knew that the five 2016-2018 In Colors were retiring, and that we were getting five NEW In Colors to replace them!  However, turns out we’re actually losing and getting a whole lot more than that!  In a nutshell, 18 Colors are retiring this year, 15 NEW colors are being added, and 6 colors that previously retired are returning as core colors!  It’s a huge shake up in the color palette, but one I believe is for the better!  The new color palette is gorgeous, and so many of the new colors are right on trend!  So let’s take a closer look at exactly what is happening with color when the new catalog comes out:

Retiring Colors

This year, there are a total of 18 colors retiring. (Sort of. You’ll see what I mean in a bit!)  The five 2016-2018 In Colors are retiring, as well as 13 core colors, as shown in the chart above.  (If you really love any of the retiring colors, NOW is the time to stock up, as they may sell out quickly now that the retiring list has been released!)

In Colors

The five colors on the above left are the NEW In colors for 2018-2020, and the five on the right are the ones that were introduced last year.  The new In Colors are gorgeous!  I just love how bright and fun they are!

New Colors

In addition to the five new In Colors mentioned above, there are also ten other new colors being added to the core color collection!  What do I mean by “core color”?  I mean the four main color families: Subtles, Regals, Brights, and Neutrals.  There are two colors being added to the Neutrals, three to the Brights, four to the Subtles, and one to the Regals!

Returning Colors

SIX former In Colors are returning to the color palette as core colors!  So remember near the beginning of this post when I said that 18 colors are retiring this year, “sort of”?  If you look closely, you’ll see that Flirty Flamingo is actually staying as a new core color in the Brights collection!  So it’s “retiring” as an In Color, but will still be available as a core color.  This is definitely exciting news for fans of Flirty Flamingo!

Here’s a look at the full NEW core color palette:

You will notice that each color family still has ten colors.  You may also notice that some colors have been moved from one family to a different one.  For example, Real Red was in the Brights collection for years, but is now part of the Regals collection.  There are a few other colors that have been moved around as well!  You may also notice that Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla are no longer part of the Neutrals.  They have been put into their own NEW color family called the Basics collection (not shown).

So did you get all that?  I know it’s A LOT to process!  All total, there will be 53 colors available from Stampin’ Up! when the new catalog comes out in June.  This is up from the 50 that have been available in the past.  More colors means more opportunity for mixing, matching, and creativity!

Be sure to check out the online store for all of your favorite retiring color items!  This is especially true of cardstock, ink pads, and ink refills.  Be sure to stock up before they are gone for good!  I will list them all below for quick access, but you can also visit the Retiring Products section of the online store by clicking HERE.

I have so much more exciting news to share about the new catalog, but I think that’s probably enough for today!  Please check back tomorrow for more info.  Thanks for stopping by, and please let me know if you have any questions!  🙂



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