Monday, March 5, 2012

Picking the Perfect Paint Color {My Colortopia}

I love doing projects for my home.  I'm totally a build it, refurbish it kind of girl.  So I'm always on the hunt to find the perfect color to paint my new finds.  Sometimes picking a paint color can be the hardest part of a project!There is a great website that I find really helpful.

It's called My Colortopia and it's filled with advice and tools to help you pick the perfect paint colors for your home.

My Colortopia has lots of great contributors including Kate Riley, Centsational Girl, Lindsay Ballard from Living with Lindsey and my favorite blogging buddy Ana-White!  All the awesome contributors share their painting tips and tricks and answer readers painting questions.

One of my favorite features is called My Image Inspiration.  My Image Inspiration lets you upload one of your photos and gives you paint color ideas based on your photo.  I picked one of my favorite photos of the beach from when we lived in Japan.  You can zoom way out in your photo giving you more color choices.

Or you can zoom in on your favorite color in the photo and it will give you paint choices from there.  Love the shades of blue that My Image Inspiration picked for me!  The color palette looks like my craft room!

It's fun to upload different photos and see what suggestions you get.  Some of the colors I would never have thought to use but looked great together!

Do you have a painting project coming up?

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