Happy Tuesday! Hope you are enjoying glorious Spring like weather, like we are having here! I just love it.
I wanted to tell you today about a relatively new website called My Colortopia by Glidden. It is an innovative website which helps you figure out which color schemes might work for you and mesh with your personality. There is a quiz you can take, and when you complete the quiz, My Colortopia provides you with several suitable color palettes. It is incredible! I wish it was around when I painted rooms in my first house. (Picture a room my husband affectionately called the “Under the Sea Room”). Yeah, it was not pretty! If I had had this tool back then, I am sure I would have only had to paint the rooms once, as they all got repainted pretty quickly after recognizing my bad choices.
It’s so easy to see a room and love it and think you want to try it, but you really have to reflect on YOU. You are the one living there! So what inspires you? This quiz will help you figure that out.
For me, I am always inspired by nature, and seasonally so. In the winter, I find myself drawn to the whites and grays, which I use as a base in my home. In the Spring, I love to add a little more aqua, yellow, and Spring greens. At this very moment, my charcoal mantle is decorated with green glass candlesticks with white tapers, white candlesticks with aqua tapers, and white pillar candles… those colors together in this onset of Spring make me happy! In the Summer, I change those accents to more yellows, and punches of pink here and there, and colors of the sea. And then in the Fall, the gray and white background looks best with punches of orange and yellow. The seasonal affects on nature is what inspires me most. I am drawn to fresh pink buds, changing orange leaves against gray blue skies…. aaah that takes my breath away.
If you are feeling stuck in your own home on color palettes, I encourage you to take this quiz- it’s only 7 simple questions!