So I'm going to share with you how I pick colors and what inspires me!
I usually start with a textile because I LOVE fabric. It's what seems to jump out at me first. I found this awesome afghan at a thrift store for $8 and it became the color palate for the playroom!
The craft room/office started out with some fabulous art of Katie Daisy's. I used the art to help decide what color to paint the furniture and accessories.
For Ellie's new room I found some adorable fabric by Moda called Ruby. It helped me pick the perfect shade of grey for her dresser and bookcase. Notice my favorite aqua earrings? I wear them almost everyday. Many times you already have your favorite color palate in your closet or jewelry box!
There is also a fabulous new website called My Colortopia to help you out. My Colortopia has a fun quiz called My Life, My Colors to help you pick your favorite colors and gives you some color palate ideas! I tried it out and the quiz totally figured out that I like aqua, pink and many shades of grey. So give the quiz a try and then go paint something!