• Devon Noel Lee

Choose a Color Scheme for a Whole Heritage Scrapbook Project


Vintage portrait of a woman on peach heritage scrapbook paper

Choosing colors for a heritage scrapbook shouldn't be difficult. Determine your project's theme, and then choose a palette that gives you the freedom to cover multiple topics.


If you need to, borrow this color palette for your heritage scrapbook for a female ancestor.



Peach and Green Palette for a Feminine Vintage Scrapbook


A heritage scrapbook is a visual window to the past of your family's legacy.


While my grandmother is spunky, she has many old family photos with black and white or sepia hues. They cross into the color photo formats of the 1970s and eights.


When choosing the best color palette, I didn't choose the traditional heritage scrapbook colors of browns and tans. She married a Brown, but that doesn't mean they don't like color.


Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Color Pallette

As such, this muted color-tone palette gave me a lot of options, plus a splash of color for my vibrant grandmother to reflect her personality.



How a Few Kits Can Create Multiple Scrapbook Layouts


Once I had a set of papers and embellishments in my chosen color scheme, I could quickly decorate my Grannie's album. Thus creating a treasure to remember the woman who died in 2012 after her adopted parents were told she wouldn't live much past her first birthday in 1920.


Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Family Tree Layout
Family Tree Scrapbook page

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout for Baby
Birth documents and photos for scrapbook - Left Page

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout for toddler
Photo timeline for baby girl born in 1920
  • Scrapbook Advice Tip: You can use no journaling on a Heritage Scrapbook Layout when the opposite page has much text. The photo above goes with the one featuring the birth certificates and text.


Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout about childhood
Childhood scrapbook layout for photos circa the late 1920s

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout Mothers
Heritage Scrapbook Page for Mother in the 1930s
  • Scrapbook Advice Tip: You can add photos from different times in one layout when they support a theme. Perhaps "Mother" - photos from across her life. Parenting - photos of a couple with their children throughout their life.


Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout about a grandfather
Vintage Scrapbook One Page Layout About a Grandpa

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout about great grandparents
Heritage Scrapbook page with yellow and green papers

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Layout Teenage years
Teenage in the 1930s - vintage photos with splash of color.

Golden Heritage Scrapbook love and marriage layout
Vintage newlywed photos from the 1940s

Golden Heritage Scrapbook Honeymoon layout
Second page of vintage newlywed photos

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook WWII Home Front Idea
Layout for Women at Home During World War II (left page)

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook WWII Idea
Women at Home During World War II (right page)

Peach and Green Heritage Scrapbook Back Cover Idea
Heritage Scrapbook Back cover featuring keepsakes

Have Fun Using Color In Your Genealogy Scrapbooks


Hopefully, this heritage collection of scrapbook layouts will inspire you to scrap your family history.


Play with color schemes until you find one that makes a cohesive album.


Then, focus on the photos and stories, you will be successful in preserving your family memories.



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