I did this just last week when trying to figure out what color to paint my studioffice. It is getting a makeover. I have been decorating homes for a long time and know my personal style tends to go to using neutral backgrounds. I like when my “stuff” tells the story in a room, not a pattern on wallpapered walls or a matchy-match scheme. If I find a cool chair at a flea market, I like when I can paint it any color and it will automatically go in the room.
My studioffice was previously done in neutrals – dark taupe walls with white and black accents. I have been happy with it for many years, but found I wanted it to be brighter. As soon as I made the decision to go forward and re-do the room, I thought about how I wanted it to look and then started gathering items.
Here are the color inspiration pieces I have gathered so far.
A favorite purple box that I have had for years. Pink peonies just make any room look pretty. I love the casual appeal of wicker and use baskets to organize all my stuff on the book shelves and my desk. I found the black and white pattern sheet set at Ross for $13 – I am of the school that every room looks better with a touch of black in it. The green fabric I had on hand. I may not use this actual fabric, but I know I want a bit of green in the room.
Last week I showed you how I went to My Colortopia and uploaded my inspiration photo of a pink peony into the – My Image Inspiration tool. It gave me a few color choices that I could break down even further.
After taking the quiz, if you haven’t tried the My Image Inspiration tool, it is easy and fun to use, too. You just have to have an inspiration photo on your computer to upload. Everything else is done for you – well except the physical effort required to actually paint your room.
I have partnered with Glidden/ Akzo Nobel Paints for this post and the My Colortopia program but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.