Color Pallet Searching And Application Made Easy

Color Pallet Searching And Application Made Easy

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P O I N T S   O F   I N S I R A T I O N 

Have you ever seen a photograph or painting with a combination of colors that you just loved? It wasn't just one color that caught your attention but all of them working together in unity to provide you with a very interesting aesthetic experience.  I have often found myself in this situation with many paintings, photographs, or even something as random as a piece of pottery. It wasn't until my husband and I purchased our first home that I became incredibly frustrated with trying to recreate the "color pallet" effect in my home that I realized choosing colors was really not as easy as I thought it would be.

        T H E    " P "    W O R D

Pinterest. There I said it. Its not just a girly DIY site so hold the eye roll... I started digging for ways to organize or "theme" rooms in my home and started stumbling upon really thoughtfully arranged color pallets that were inspired by very simple things like animals, plants, and food. To my absolute delight, combining colors just because effortless. There were so many pallets and inspirational color combinations that had already been put together for me to consider and I would be able to find them  by starting with an inspirational image.


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        H O W   T O   F I N D   T H E M 

The easiest way to find these awesome pallets is to first make sure you have an account with Pinterest. The site and account are free and easy to navigate. Once you are official, go into the site's search bar and type in "color pallet". If you know the direction or main color you want to base your pallet off of you can be more specific, "blue color pallet". I find that there are so many pallets blue is included in that simply browsing though the main page's search results might spark some inspiration for pairing alone.  Once you find your pallet it is much easier to start planning, painting, and decorating your space without overwhelming the space with too much color. 

        A P P L I C A T I O N

Once you find your beautiful pallet, it is time to start thinking about how to go about using the colors. What you do NOT want to do is paint each wall a different color from the pallet. This will be optically overwhelming and make the room look like an inside-out rubix cube. For paint, less is sometimes more. Are you looking to paint all the walls or is an accent wall more your style? Some benefits to choosing an accent wall include helping to divide a space and they can also help create the illusion of space in more cramped area. If you decided to paint everything, keep in mind bright bold colors can be very overwhelming and it is sometimes better to go with the subtler or gentler color included in your chosen pallet. Once painting decisions have been made, the rest of your pallet colors will fall into the space with the furniture, curtains, and other decor. 


*Pallet examples are from Design Seeds


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