Have you noticed a pattern in the layout colors so far this week?
And on a different note, do you notice a trend in paper and supplies and the predominant colors used?
Yep, us mamas of girls have no problem finding all kinds of pinks, flowers and frills. I know when I try to buy "manlier" papers and supplies it's a little more difficult to find what I like and what will work for my style.
I know that when I am starting a page, I tend to gravitate towards darker and primary colors first.
Although this layout is about our family, with my husband in fatigues in the photo I immediately grabbed the red paper and added primary colors, like the yellow and blues, on top of that:
Celeste went the same route with color in her layout. She has a lot of white space, but packs a punch with color by layering various digital papers behind her photo. The red paper really makes the red hat her husband is wearing pop off the page.
You'll notice in Christine's page that she used not only lots of primary colors in her layout, but also lots of different patterns and textures that play off of one another to make her layout cohesive. Her layout also packs a color punch too with her black and white photos.
Now, let's talk dark colors on boy/man layouts. I don't have boys that I dress in my house, but I do have a grown boy that I not only buy for but also help to dress each week (heehee!). He tends to gravitate to darker colors even when he's out of uniform - dark greens, browns, black, etc. I notice that I tend to do the same in scrapping pages and photos of him as well. I grab darker colors and maybe put a pop of color subtley within the page.
On this layout I used some pops of primary colors, but the main elements lean towards darker colors - brown, burnt orange and a touch of dark blue:
I really like the use of Celeste's darker colors in her layout about her son. Again, lots of white space, but so many textures and dark colors throughout her page as well to pull your focal point back to the photo. The colors really convey the mood of her layout too. The hint of light tan offsets those darker colors so well.
Christine shows how you can use predominantly a dark color, but without making the layout completely dark. Make sense?! The pops of white lettering and embellishments sit so well on the all dark background on this page.
Speaking of color, one of my favorite male color combos from CHA 2013 has to be Fancy Pants Swagger line. I love the burnt orange, blues and hint of dark red too: