Today we are going to focus on the cool and soothing colors of blue and green. As a mother to boys, you can imagine that these colors show up on many of the pages I create!
Lime, jade, emerald, olive, sage. Green is a color that symbolizes nature, regeneration and vitality. It soothing and calm. It is a go to color for many scrapbookers and manufacturers. I’ve sorted my scraproom by color and green takes up a whole heck of a lot of room.
Today I’m sharing these Green Vintage Labels from Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made. Use them on pages, to get organized or as address labels. I think they are loads of fun!
One of my besties, Paula Gilarde is a huge fan of green and says “It's a happy color, lively and it goes with everything :) I think of it as almost a neutral for some strange reason. Here's one of my favorite layouts, which of course has green in it.” Secretly, I think Paula likes green so much because she's Irish! ;)
Speaking of Irish, here's a layout I did for a St. Patrick's Day challenge a couple years ago.
Here's a layout that the lovely Wendy Smedley did for the April Connections gallery. I think that background is such an interesting shade of green!
Next up - blue! The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Who knew?
There are so many shades of blue that invoke so many different emotions. I love this mosaic – it makes me want to try a blue monochromatic layout!
My fellow collective members and the Flickr gallery were brimming with examples of blue. Blue is such a versatile color and it really goes with most other colors. It’s a great choice when reaching for a background for a page!
Sara Winnick used this lovely soft blue on this page. I love how the blue goes so well with the black and white photos.
Rebecca Cooper let her photo shine and chose this muted, soft blue for her page.
Katie Scott used this teal blue to match the pool in her photos. I love that her journaling is unexpected!
I hope you’ve been working on your rainbow layouts. Be sure to upload them to the Flickr gallery. I’ll showcase some of them on Saturday. Take some time and look through the replies from the last couple days. There has been some absolutely amazing sharing of color going on. It will be worth your time I promise! Tomorrow is giveaway day, so I’ll be back on Friday to talk about Indigo (well I’m going to call that black) and Violet. See you then!