Finding Color Inspiration: My Colortopia
A few weeks ago, I shared with you a new blog I found called My Colortopia.
Well today, I want to share another fun and useful tool that they have, it is called My Image Inspiration.
Have you ever seen a photo that you wanted to take the colors and bring them into your home?
Or what about a fabric that you love and want to use in your home, how do you pair up paint colors to work with the fabric?
Oh how I wish I had this tool years ago when I was trying to find this one color in the pattern in my couch to use on my walls!
You can use a piece of artwork, a piece of artwork or you can even use a photo you took yourself.¬† Here is an example.
I took this picture about 6 weeks ago in Connecticut while away for a girl‚Äôs weekend.
To me, the colors are so soothing and peaceful, they bring me right back to that great weekend.¬† I would love to bring that feeling into my home through paint.
However, I moved the box around to several locations to see additional results.
I also experimented with making the box smaller and larger to get different results.¬† This is really helpful if there is just one color you are trying to capture, for example in a fabric, you can make the box nice and small to get right down to the color you are trying to work with.¬† In the end, I was happiest with the first collection.
After you finalize your color grouping, you can click on your favorite to get an additional collection of color groupings.¬† This can help you choose trim colors or paint choices for furniture.¬† I chose Mid Day Mocha to get this grouping.
The other option, if you don‚Äôt have a picture or a fabric and you are just seeking inspiration, you can browse the Image Inspiration Gallery and choose a photo from there.¬† I played around here for a while and it is a lot of fun.
Check out how beautiful a room would be with these colors.¬† I may have to find a room, a piece of furniture, something to paint with these colors!
Once you finalized your color choices, you can email or print the selections and get to painting!
There are a lot of really helpful tools, advice and tips at My Colortopia and you can even ask specific color questions.
So stop by, be inspired and go paint!
I have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.