How Do the NEW Colors Compare?

Can you feel the excitement of the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp?  Gorgeous new colors and a new and improved stamp pad design.  I’m a happy stamper!  It all begins June 1, when the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog begins.  Discover everything you’ll want to know about the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp here.

Don’t miss the Fabulous and FREE Color Resources at the end of this post.

My tulip charts below compare the new colors to existing colors so you’ll know how these yummy shades fit into the Stampin’ Up! line up.  Color comparisons are shown individually on my Pinterest board here.  Do you have a favorite new color?   I’m “mad” for Merry Merlot, “Ga ga” for Gorgeous Grape and loving “Lovely Lipstick!”

Hover and pin these color charts to Pinterest and share your favorites with a comment below! 




PRINT OR SAVE FREE Online Color Coach: The online color coach shows great color combinations featuring all new and returning colors. There is also a blank color coach that serves as a template where you can create your own color combinations.


The Stampin’ Up! retiring product lists have been released! Thirteen colors from the core collections and the five 2016-2018 In Colors are retiring!  It’s your last chance to purchase retiring favorites!  Click here to see which products are retiring and still available.  

Retiring Stampin’ Up! Core Colors

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of the Stampin’ Up! core color collection.

For FREE color resources & important color revamp information click here.  

I love hearing from you!  Please leave me your questions or comments below.

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  1. Wow! I just decided to catch up my blog reading and am so excited about the ink news! Thanks for sharing the comparison of colors…that’s so helpful! I may have missed it but what did they change about the design of the actual stamp pad itself? I always enjoy hearing the scoop from you, Mary 😊. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for explaining and introducing the new colors and cover designs! We did mention that you might not get every stamp set; but you always get the DSP. It seems when I order DSP, I always have a few favorites that I love and use; but tons that I don’t. What do you do with all your left over DSP?


    Thank you so much for sharing the color coach and color chart combination pages for printing. I seen these at the April onstage in Auckland/ New Zealand on the display boards and was wondering how I could get hold of them to print them. Love your blog and videos and tune in most morning to see what your sharing for that day. Jenny NZ

  4. Such a great showcase of the new colors, Mary! <3 Can't wait to play with these colors!

  5. Thank you Mary. What I would like to know, that is missing for me here, is now the new & returning colours compare to the ones that are retiring this round.

    Like… how does Rose Red compare to Lovely Lipstick?

    I’m trying to decide how much cardstock to keep of the older colours… I like to use old colour challenges I’ve saved on my Pinterest boards. Sometimes I find I can easily sub things.

    • I can’t edit my comment & I hit send too fast.

      For example.. I’m out of Dusty Durango & Really Rust. But I find that in the colour combos I have saved Cajun Craze looks just as good, even though they’re different.

    • Decisions, decisions, right? I decided it would be cover the most ground to compare new colors to other continued colors (vs. older colors) in the collections.

  6. Maria A Rodriguez

    LOVE, LOVE the new colors Mary, especially the new purples and that “Lovely Lipstick” WOW!!
    Thank you for sharing the charts, so helpful.

  7. I LOVE your color comparison tulips showing the new colors with existing colors from the core line. Thank you so much for the work you put into creating those Mary!

  8. I am glad to see that StampinUp has come up with more truer-looking purple colors – as least my opinion of what purple should look like. I am excited about all the new colors!

  9. Robbye Hamilton

    Thanks for the wonderful resources. They’re going to make card making much easier.

  10. Georgia Gallman

    I’m so excited about the new colors—can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  11. Thank you so much for this valuable tool – such great new colors and you’ve sold me on which ones I’ll want to snap up right away!

  12. I really like seeing the color comparisons. I am curious though about comparing some of the new colors with some of the really older discontinued colors like more mustard with mango melody, petal pink with pretty in pink, and balmy blue with bashful blue as well as how peekaboo peach compares with grapefruit grove.
    Really looking forward to the new colors especially granny apple green and gorgeous grape.
    I am also excited to see Poppy Parade return!

    • Mango Melody is brighter and less brown than More Mustard (to the best of my recollection). Petal Pink is a bit deeper and more muted (a “tan” edge to it) than Pink Pirouette. I don’t have Bashful Blue to compare to Balmy Blue. Grapefruit Grove is deeper and more orange than Peekaboo Peach. Hope this is helpful, Beth.

  13. Love how you used your signature tulip with the color comparisons! Tres chic! 😀🌷

  14. Great to see all the comparisons in one place. I don’t have a favorite. I love lots of them but I am really happy to see Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow returning.

  15. Thanks, Mary, for this reference material. I have pinned it for a quick check in the future. Have a wonderful weekend.

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