project: paint colours

September 18, 2012

{chip it!}
Choosing the correct paint colour for a space can be challenging! Having a better understanding of hues, tints, shades, tones and their sheens can help you coordinate your perfect colours. These posts by bloggers is a great way to start: they can help you with choosing your source of inspiration and how to pull it’s colours. That Chip It! (by Sherwin-Williams) link above, for example, will let you instantly turn any picture online into a color palette. You can also look at the blog Favorite Paint Colors – it’s a compilation of favorite paint colors from around blog land and categorized by colour and room type. Ready to lean more about paint colours? Let’s go:
Color Zen: finding color success in paint – favorite excerpts from BHG editors and designers paint advice
Postcards from the Ridge: paint color advice: insider tips on getting started – from an expert
10 Rooms: the difference between gray, grey, warm grey, beige, greige, and taupe – colour explained
Laura Casey Interiors: the finished product: tips for choosing paint color & finish – great tips on finishes
Sewing Barefoot: paint & color advice – tips for picking a color scheme & paint colors
Centsational Girl: choosing paint colors for walls (the easy way) – using an object for inspiration
Colour Me Happy: do’s and don’t on decorating an empty room – start from scratch and pick your colours