Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"C" is for Color #2

Paint: My Image Inspiration tool

Now you can get the paint colors you want from any inspirational picture you love.

Simply open the My Image Inspiration tool from the My Colortopia site:

Step 1: Upload your picture, you can pick anything that inspires you, in my case it's tangerines:

image from Google

Step 2: Pick your favorite color from the options, I choose Sunbaked Orange:

**Tip: You're more likely to get the colors you're looking for if you narrow the box directly over the portion of the image you're most inspired by.  The larger the box, the larger the color range.

Once you find a color you love, use the tools drop-down to email, print or share your favorites:

This email arrived in my inbox, complete with Glidden color names and numbers:

Head straight to your retailer and purchase the paint:

Then I painted my doll size bunk beds:

And I even borrowed the blue from the color palette as my inspiration for the quilts:

Glidden lavender phlox

The bluey purple pairs perfectly with the orange, I would never have put those colors together had I not used the My Image Inspiration tool.

And if you're looking for more help in deciding on paint colors you can also take the My Life my colors questionnaire from My Colortopia found in my post here.  This quick questionnaire is sure to provide a few color options that will fit your personality.

So use the tools, they're fun and free! and you never know what color palettes might turn up!

I have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


Susan @ said...

Jamie I love orange, it is one of my favorite colors... it looks great on the little bed.

2littlehooligans said...

im in love!! im obsessed with orange and that quilt is adorable!