There is some reorganisation amongst the main colour families, with 10 colours retiring, some old favourite in-colours coming back and a few brand new colours to fill in the gaps. So no need to panic if you're a big fan (like me) of the existing colours! The Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and Brights family principles are staying the same, just with a few swaps. This chart summarises the changes:
A couple of existing colours have been moved into another family because they will coordinate better with the other colours there. Just in case any of you eagle eyes spotted that Rose Red has hopped into Regals, for instance.
So why tell you now? Well, any colour that is being discontinued will only be available while stocks last. So if you need cardstock, patterned paper, marker pens, inkpads or refills, ribbons, brads or other embellishments in these colours, bear in mind that they might not be around until the summer.
I get stupidly excited about getting new colours for my ink collection so I'm looking forward to it. I'm also so pleased that Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride will be back - love those colours!