Updated 14 January 2021
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.
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.
With a feminine color palette in mind, I searched my supplies. While Pixel Scrapper has many great kits that fit this scheme, I went to my stash of supplies and chose these discontinued collections by Coreen Silke.
The colors are not exact to my chosen palette but close enough to create a cohesive album.
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.
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.
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.
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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