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One Layout Two Ways | How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

Hello!  Today I want to share my weekly Project Life pages with you and show you two ways to deal with a photo that has a color that doesn’t fit in with your main color scheme.  I pulled my photos for the week and noticed a very strong blue and yellow theme across most of them and remembered the Sunday Morning collection featuring those colors as well.  The cards fit perfectly with my photos and I also added two of the digital papers to extend the set a little further.

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

My page had a great, cohesive look and the colors were awesome.  But I love color, and my home is full of brightly colored accents, like this red blanket my dog was sleeping on in the spring sunlight.

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

Unfortunately it didn’t go well with the rest of the spread on its own.  Luckily, I have two go to solutions that can help you solve this problem.

1. Convert the Photo to Black & White

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

This is the trick I use most often when I have one odd color among my photos.  It is a simple thing to flip the photo using my favourite Black & White filter and simply continue.  Here is the spread with the photo converted and the color scheme remains the pure blue and yellow with a few wood accents to add some interest.

2. Embrace the Color

For this idea, I went through my stash and found two items in a similar (not exact, but close enough) red that I thought could add to the spread easily.  You will want to have 3 things in your accent color so that you can create a visual triangle, that is the most pleasing way to introduce a color that was not a part of your original palette.

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

I replaced the photo, added the small flair button on the photo of the soup, and added the letter stickers on the blue card to create a little title.  Easy.

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

Let me know which layout is your favourite in the comments!

How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips
How to Deal With Odd Colors in Your Photos - Sahin Designs - Scrapbook Tips

Amy Jo Vanden brink

I'm a working mom in Edmonton, Alberta that loves to document my family's adventures.

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  1. Reply

    Cassie

    April 14, 2017

    I prefer the second LO too. This is the technique I most often use as it brings more life to and individualizes the LO. Lovely

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    Corrin

    April 13, 2017

    I think I would pick the second version with the red too, I love a pop of colour! 🙂

    • Amy Jo Vanden brink

      April 13, 2017

      I agree! Color and more color is my go-to, so I naturally gravitate to the second layout as well.

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    Elif Sahin

    April 13, 2017

    Personally, I love your second layout the most. I think creating the visual triangle with red made your layout pop a little bit more!

    • Amy Jo Vanden brink

      April 13, 2017

      Thanks Elif, can’t beat a good triangle of color!

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