Whether you're a seasoned scrapbooker or a beginner, having a cohesive colour scheme helps to producing visually interesting pages that effectively tell your story. Kelly has used colour very effectively in this layout to create pages that showcase her photos, picking out colours from the images.
Here’s some ideas to get you going with yours:
Finding inspiration for your colour scheme can come from anywhere. Look to the colours in your photos, a favourite outfit, a stunning sunset, or even a patterned paper that catches your eye.
Once you have found inspiration, it's time to choose your colour palette. Choose 3-5 colours that complement each other. You can use a colour wheel to choose colours that are adjacent to each other or use complementary colours that are opposite each other on the wheel.
To add depth and interest to your pages, consider using different shades and tints of your chosen colours. For example, if blue is one of your colours, try using a light blue, a medium blue, and a dark blue.
Including neutral colours, such as black, white, and brown, in your colour scheme will help balance out the bold colours and provide contrast. Neutrals also give your eyes a place to rest, making your pages look more polished and professional.
Once you've chosen your proposed colour scheme, try it out by laying out your photos with cardstock and papers of your chosen colours, nothing is set in stone at this point. This allows you to see how the colours work together and whether any adjustments need to be made. Don't be afraid to experiment.
Consider what you want to emphasize on each page. Do you want to draw attention to your photos, a special quote, or a particular embellishment? Use colour to highlight what you want to emphasize. For example, if you want to emphasize a quote, use a bold colour for the background or lettering.
Think about the mood and feeling you want to convey on each page and choose colours that reflect that mood. And don't be afraid to make mistakes, as scrapbooking is all about having fun and enjoying the process, its not meant to be stressful!