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Choosing Paint Colors the Easy Way

Posted by Suzanne on February 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

How to Choose Paint


If you are looking for ways to kick-start your room redo, My Image Inspiration is a tool that allows you to upload a picture of something you like and think would work for your space—whether it’s a piece of art, furniture, fabric—anything! Once your photo is uploaded, the program gives you color palettes based on your inspiration!



Simply follow these steps:


Step 1. Click HERE to go to Glidden’s My Image Inspiration tool and click “upload a photo of your inspiration.

Here is my inspiration photo:

Remember, the inspiration photo doesn't have to be a room. It can literally be anything--a bowl of fruit, a bouquet of flowers, a building, a landscape, fabric, wallpaper..... anything that inspires you.


Step 2. Once you upload your image, My Image Inspiration will give you a color pallete. Here's what I got from my inspiration photo:



Step 3

Voila!  You will have a paint color wheel shown on on the right. You can click on any of the colors you like the best and it will tell you some complimentary and contrasting color palettes that will work with that color.  Click any of the color boxes to display different color pallets and color combinations of paint that coordinate with your inspired image.


Now play! You can move the target area to get different main colors and upload as many images as you want.


This is a great way to begin to narrow your paint color choices. Have fun and feel free to share you color combinations. I'd love to see them!

 


 


 


 


Categories: Walls, Decor

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