What’s Your Favorite Color?

As scrapbookers, we think a lot about color. Which ones look good together, and which ones absolutely do not. Have you ever thought about what you would do if you could only use 3 colors on your scrapbook layouts? I saw this question asked in a scrapbooking forum, and it got me thinking. For one, I almost always want to use black and white on every layout. It’s a thing of mine. I like bright bold colors, and it seems that if I throw some black and white in there too, that I have the perfect, eclectic look I love. But, if I choose black and white, then what would my one accent color be? Yikes! I don’t know if I could choose.

We go through trends in our scrapping for sure. I think a year or so ago, I loved green and pink for all my little girl pages, but now, I am loving pairing oranges with pretty much anything. Orange has become my signature color this past year. I have my living room decorated in it, and love to scrap with it all the time. For Christmas, my husband bought me an orange shirt. I didn’t think I could wear orange, but everyone is telling me that I can. Go figure.

But, for scrapbooking, it is OK to let our color obsessions evolve and change. Sure, maybe it doesn’t always allow you to have the perfectly coordinated scrapbook from beginning to end, but it gives your creative side a reason to shine! I don’t think right now that I could say that I would choose black, white, and orange, though. That would look just too Halloween-y for me, so I’m having to reconsider what I would pick! While this is all hypothetical, it is still fun to think about. Maybe we could challenge ourselves to doing one layout with just 3 colors to see what we get?

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com