Mastering Color/Colour

MonetWaterLilyPond I stumbled on a great blog post featuring the color combinations used by masters of great artworks, such as this one — The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet.

It's, a site that bills itself as a "Color + Design Community for Creative Inspiration."

This is the palette used by Monet:


Looks to me like Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Night of Navy and Bashful Blue! Or how about the new In Colors Pacific Point or Baja Breeze?

There are thousands of sample color combinations and oodles of resource information for both the color challenged and the color comfortable among us.

As for the use of "colour" versus "color"… that's a subject for another day. :-)


Go check out the various works listed and leave a comment with your favorite "Masters" color combo.

Which masterwork palette would you like to try? Are you a Picasso or a da Vinci wannabe? Perhaps Warhol is more to your taste?

What color combinations inspire you?

Now, are you up to a challenge?



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Send a scan or photo of your card, scrapbook page or 3D item to

Include your full name and city, state or province.

I look forward to seeing your creations!


  1. I think that as we age, our priorities dieffr than those from a few years back! For me, I know I want to do a whole slew of things but am content with crossing off my real’ priorities on my to-do checklist. But I must say that I don’t really miss the days when I wasted’ my day away. I’ve learned that although I have less time to do things I want now, the things that I do are more meaningful to me. Quality over quantity .. I suppose ..?Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I signed up with SU. Now I can make pretty stuff like the crafts showcased on your site.

  2. This is so fantastic. I love the colour combo and that card is to die for!

  3. I just love this color combination! Thanks for sharing…I’m going to have to try it myself.

  4. Let me hasten to add that the scrapbook page is from one of the many talented demonstrators who contributed to Stampin’ Up!’s Art from the Heart CD. I’d love to credit the creator, but don’t have her name. Makes me want to plan a fishing trip this weekend, though!

  5. Pretty card! I love this color combo. The scrapbook page is gorgeous! I like how you did the title and the colors matting the photos really make them pop.

  6. I LOVE that butterfly card. I am going to have to copy it! Great job on your color matching.

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