Our new swatchbooks have arrived and with them our yummy new colors, peacock, persimmon, sunshine and paper bag. We’re all about color here in the Design Department, and there is a certain giddy vibe that comes over us when the new swatchbooks are ready. It’s sort of like the satisfaction of getting shiny new school supplies in the fall.

Paper Source Swatchbook

Inside you’ll find a page in every color of the PS palette, as well as handy shape and size guides for our cards, envelopes and enclosures.

Color guide & shape guide

They’re so useful for planning a project…even take it with you when shopping for decorations and flowers to match colors to your invitations!

PS colors: gravel & chocolate
Latest fave: Teflon bone folder


13 Responses

  1. ps lover says:

    ooooOOooo! love it! & love the comparison to shiny new school supplies! i still loving buying them even in grad school! 🙂

  2. jennie says:

    is there anywhere that lists the pms codes or cmyk values for each color? would be really helpful with making custom invites to match envelopes, etc…. thanks!

  3. stephanie says:

    yummmmmmm — LOVE it

  4. Jennie- I don’t think they provide the color codes because they are all custom colors exclusive to Paper Source! Would be too easy to duplicate the colors!

    LOVE the Swatchbooks. I’m an invitation designer and the swatchbook is my best friend. Brides and I can pick out colors together, they help to coordinate everything when I’m working on an event.. I even use them when I make sample invitations before buying a whole pack (us in Tulsa, OK don’t have an awesome Paper Source store nearby, darn!). They are also reasonably priced compared to other online paper stores. I usually get a couple at a time!

  5. Can’t wait to get one! I am so happy you added the Paper Bag as a color. I LOVE it…so simple and works well with so much! I {heart} Paper Source!!!
    Melissa 🙂

  6. Deebi27 says:

    I believe I want one of these~

  7. Fabra says:

    Thanks to all of you for your enthusiastic notes! Jennie, Renee is correct, unfortunately we don’t provide the color formulas because they are custom made for us.

  8. Carrie says:

    Are these swatch books available in stores?

  9. Fabra says:

    Carrie, swatch books are available in stores and online.

  10. Arleen Jellinek says:

    Can’t wait to get my new up-to-date swatch book! See you soon.

  11. Arleen says:

    Picked up my PS Color Guide book yesterday . . . love, love, love the new colors! Just had to get all three colors of paper.

  12. Gina says:


    A while back I tried to decode them. Here is a list from 2009. I’d like one too!


  13. Lisa says:

    Jennie and Renee: Actually they DO provide the CMYK and PMS Color values. I called the customer service line and she told me right then and there! 1-888-PAPER-11. Enjoy!