When working in a family history scrapbook, you'll want to keep your color palette complimentary to the aged documents and sepia or black & white photos dominating your work. You'll want to stick with neutral and subdued colors so that the genealogical information does the talking. You'll find a wealth of color combinations on this website. If you want to do a scrapbook using current photos, this website can help you with that as well. So the point is, you'll have to keep the neutral nature of a family history album in mind when you're digging through this website.
Some of my favorite free color schemes are found on the beige tone, neutrals, black and white, warm, and even the elegant pages. Not all are suitable but you at least get a great starting point. Here are is a sample of the collection called beige tone:
|Beige-tone-color combinations from Creative Color Schemes|
I love the first row of three-color combinations. I also love maroon (also known as burgundy). So my other favorite combination is AKLN on the second row from the bottom.
As you can see, there are so many options in just this color palette. Just remember that a family history album looks well crafted when you use just one color scheme for the entire album. I also recommend you limit the color schemes to no more than four colors.