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7/22/2013

The Easy Way To Find Your Paint Color: My Colortopia


Last month we decided it was time to start tackling some of the painting jobs on our to-do list.  That list actually includes every room of the house except the one room we painted before my son was born.  Paint is such an easy way to make a dramatic difference in any room, and we are definitely ready to make this house our home by personalizing it with colors that we love.

We went to pick out some paint chips at our local home improvement store and came home with a ridiculously large pile.  I taped them on the wall thinking that viewing them in different lights would help me make a choice. They stayed there for almost a month!  I was overwhelmed with the choices.  Then I was introduced to Glidden paint's Color Tools over at My Colortopia.   My Colortopia is all about making painting fun, easy and rewarding. They give you multiple tools to help you choose the right color and great tips to guide you through the painting process.  I fell in love with the My Image Inspiration tool.  You upload any picture that you love and the site does all the work for you, letting you know what Glidden paint colors match your image.  

I would much rather browse online and find images that inspire me than stand in the paint section and try to glean inspiration from colored pieces of paper! 

We decided to start by painting our master bathroom.  It was time to say goodbye to the dark burgundy that covered all four walls.  The first image I uploaded to My Image Inspiration was a picture of a rug that I have been in love with for over a year.  I have yet to find a place for in my home, but maybe I could make it work in my master bathroom!  



Once the image is uploaded,  you use your cursor to drag a box over the colors that you like the best.  This all takes a matter of seconds.  Once that is done, with the click of a button you have your Glidden paint color suggestions.



Not only is it easy to use the online tool,  the results have never included more than 6 colors.  In fact, most images I uploaded only resulted in three or four color choices.  Now that makes for an easy decision process!

I am a big fan of painting walls white so that you have a blank canvas in the room, but I have recently come to accept that colors based off of nature also make great neutral backdrops.  Also, the fewer number of white walls in my house,  the happier my husband seems to be.  I started browsing pictures from nature and fell in love with a picture of an iceberg with multiple shades of blue.  I tossed it into the My Image Inspiration tool and found out just what blue Glidden paint colors matched it.



All those blues reminded me of another blue that I love!  So I uploaded a picture of this pretty blue box:
And ended up with these pretty shades of Glidden paint:



You can probably tell from the images above that we are leaning towards a shade of blue for the master bathroom!  Right now Teal Lake, Deepest Aqua, and True Turquoise are at the top of my list.  I have to say that I love that Glidden paint offers a simplified palette.  It includes colors that people love without overwhelming me with a million choices!  Which color jumps out at you?  I would love to hear your opinion on what hue to paint the master bath!

You can check out more images and color inspiration over on Glidden Paint's Pinterest Page.  And make sure to check back when I reveal what colors I used and show you the big master bath reveal!


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This post is sponsored by Glidden paint, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Image Sources: Rug, Iceberg, Tiffany Box

149 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I was last inspired to paint a chocolate brown accent wall after seeing it on a home design TV show.

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/359406297390649345

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Elena said...

It was inspired by Pinterest

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/359459890072260608

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daisydil said...

We have been painting our whole house slowly but surely we were inspired by a rug we purchased and have been pulling colors for each room as we go and I have been struggling to find swatches to match I can't wait to try My Inspiration Tool.

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Lisa Brown said...

The sense of peace, inspired my latest home decor project. The paint in the bathroom was too loud, it needed toning down.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/359717407608156160
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lorie said...

I am inspired by a striped fabric accent pillow. The pillow is soft pastels of pink, green, lavender. I think the soft green would be good. 3lipps@cox.net Thanks for the chance. And thanks for all the ideas on your blog. :)

Prism said...

My inspiration is...letting my very creative 17 y/o daughter do what she wants! She does the work, I reap the benefits! (sorry, this plan won't work for anybody else, but I have a great system!)

JC said...

Our last home decor project was inspired by the decor of Restoration Hardware store. We got an antique console table and a coffee table for the living room.

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/359887558165008385

One Frugal Girl said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/360196234071384070
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

I walk through open houses to find inspiration.

StephanieC said...

my wedding bouquet! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/360937036158484480 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

I was inspired by the colors in the rug bought for livingroom. I love it! I can't wait for my next project and can't wait to make use of My Inspiration Tool!

Annie said...

My mom made me the cutest peach and moss green blanket with foxes on it for my little baby!I'm definitely going to be using this Glidden color finder to figure out the paint!!

Sara said...

I was also inspired by images of nature! I love sea colors, and painted my master bedroom blue as well!

Sara said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/FloydSara/status/361840391563132931

Anonymous said...

I found some beautiful speckled throw pillows and I'm choosing paint colors based on them!

AnnaZed said...

My last inspiration was a 'Mad Men' style den/rec-room/TV room in earth tones. I sort of wish that I had used this tool because the beige is a tad 'off'.

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AnnaZed said...

I posted a tweet as well: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/363339631225356288

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Angela Kinder said...

We've been figuring out what to do with our bedroom walls, so we're thinking of a Moroccan-theme!


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Emily N. said...

My last decor project was inspired by a red wreath my grandmother had.

Emily N. said...

tweet https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/363789804242092033

Kia89 said...

My last project was inspired by Pinterest.
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Carmen Life Blessons said...

my last project was inspired by a laundry-room makeover i saw in a magazine

kellyr78 said...

Our last home décor project was inspired by a message board I read in which people recommended paint colors that would go with our kitchen cabinets.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Dee said...
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Dee said...

What inspired by last project was that I began subscribing to some DIY blogs and couldn't help but notice how bland and unwelcoming our kitchen was so I got straight to work reorganizing and repainting! :)


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Dee said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/363945176286248961

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Anastasia Fall said...

My last home decor project was inspired by some funky artwork I found at a second hand store along with some ideas my daughter had for what would look cool :)

Anastasia Fall said...

Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/363979731688890368

peg42 said...

My last project was painting our bedroom. What inspired me was a comforter set that I had picked up. The color was brown and beige and we painted our room a nice beige color.
Thanks so much.
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peg42 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/364036999151230979
Thanks
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Tamar said...

I used online photos, mostly from Pinterest.
tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

Deb Anderson said...

A beach vacation was my last inspiration for redecorating my bathroom. Accessories and shower curtain etc were easy to find. The paint? Shell pink, of course! I used aqua for accent, along with just a little seafoam green. The results were spectacular if I do say so myself. :)

Deb Anderson said...

https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/364137454376198144

Anonymous said...

We were inspired by our own decorations. We started getting furniture and accessories and soon realized that none of it matched the walls. So, we painted the walls and everything is much more uniform!

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Anonymous said...

I tweeted at https://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/364168800465199106

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Allie G said...

I usually get inspired by finding home decor items

kyl neusch said...

mainly pinterest

Anonymous said...

Pinterest inspires me a lot

Barbara Montag said...

My last inspiration came from Pinterest - restful bedroom.
Thank you.

barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

Barbara Montag said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/364561961419161600

mickeyfan said...

We just did a major home renovation and our #1 color inspiration was the countertops in the kitchen.

Stephanie Larison said...

We recently painted my daughters room since she outgrew the babyish theme we had in there before. I wanted something she could grow old along with.

Carol said...

I was inspired by a picture I saw in Coastal Living Magazine. It was a house in Martha's Vineyard and the bedroom was exactly what I had invisioned for my own bedroom.
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brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

cowboyswife said...

Moving into a new home

Jessi said...

I'm house hunting right now...can't wait to get a fresh slate and customize my own place!

Jessi said...

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/jawebb33/status/364820723199520769

Mysharona said...

i was inspired by visiting a friends house

jlafount said...

Inspired by being bored with what looked old and tired

susan1215 said...

My last decor project was inspired by a picture on Pinterest

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/364953779843506176

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steve stone said...

we got inspred from the ocean and nature
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Min K said...

My last project was inspired by tripping over shoes in the entry.

Emaisgr8 said...

The shades of the sea inspired my last decorating project.

Denise S. said...

I am inspired just by looking around at the store and seeing what's available.
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cw said...

I always get design ideas from design on a dime HGTV show....my latest was modernizing my kitchen cabinets with paint and new knobs

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Always looking for ways to make our small home look larger. :) http://teachinggoodthings.com/

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/KathyBrodock/status/366164882132967426

sarah said...

all my home décor projects are just inspired by what I like - I look through home décor stores and whatever appeals to me is what I choose
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Janna Johnson said...

the ocean!

Melinda said...

pinterest - it's full of great ideas!

Melinda said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/368065797580537856

Diane VintageZest said...

I'm a Pinterest junkie too!

Susanne B said...

Great Post - I pinned it and tweeted!
https://twitter.com/SueBodai11/status/368706627903311872

Thanks for sharing!

Sue
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smilekisses said...

I just redid my home very similar to Victoria and Billy's home on The Young and the Restless.

smilekisses said...

https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/369395057691881473

bdiane34 said...

Just needing some change

bdiane34 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/bdiane35/status/369652468293984257

tara pittman said...

the southwest

Kelly said...

My last home decor project was our kitchen, it was in need of some fresh paint. We chose a very soft aqua, and I LOVE it! It's so relaxing, like the sea.

Lisa Pecora said...

I wanted my living room to feel more like home so I added an accent wall. I am a huge fan of color, it makes me feel better.

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Ashley said...

My lunch box from Thirty One inspired my laundry room repainting. I fell in love with turquoise color on my bag and thought it would look great on my walls.

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Kim said...

My last project was inspired by HGTV
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Tina said...

My husband and I watched a show called
Brother Vs. Brother. we were inspired by them!!
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/373541280355086336
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clc408 said...

I was inspired by vacation at the beach. I used the calm colors of sand and surf.

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/373842974330728449

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/373842974330728449

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

After moving to AZ three years ago, but being raised in So. Cal, I missed the beach, ocean, everything about it. SO, this time around, I painted my dining and living room a gorgeous sky blue, and my bedroom Yacht Harbor blue - now the goal is to get the cool, ocean feel even in the heat of hell! lol!! It's working!!

J- said...

I was inspired by the colors of the Costa Rican rainforest

tiffany lane said...

i love neutral colors

tiffany lane
mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What inspired my last project was an all-over scroll stencil I saw online that looked so classy. I bought it and created a wallpaper look in our bathroom.
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Anonymous said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/376419597752102912

kari jasus said...

a trip to the ocean inspired our bathroom makeover

kari jasus said...

https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/379262467441840128

thatlittlehouse said...

I was inspired by my favorite color, blue-green

Jacie said...

I painted my bedroom light blue and decorated it ocean-themed!
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Jacie said...

https://twitter.com/DaveGrohlFan/status/380442010735218688

Kim (Randominities) said...

I'm not very inspired when it comes to decorating. When we moved into this house one room was painted blue which was odd because ALL the other colors in the entire house were warm colors. So we painted it the same warm color as the living room. Not much of an inspiration, but the best I could do.

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Scott said...

We actually just wanted warm inviting colors.

Emmy Coffee said...

The painting "Almond Blossoms" by Vincent Van Gogh

Emmy Coffee said...

*tweet, tweet*

https://twitter.com/emmycoffee/status/382054161618989056

Anonymous said...

I was inspired by Pinterest.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

Our last (or current, since it is in progress!) home remodel project was born out of necessity after a tree fell on our master bedroom in June. We're getting close to having the room back to "normal" and did upgrade the bathroom tile to a beautiful marble.

Nicole Larsen said...

The last inspiration for our kitchen remodel actually came from a Home improvement channel on TV lol!

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Nicole Larsen said...

The last inspiration for our kitchen remodel actually came from a Home improvement channel on TV lol!

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/382338977803423745

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Amanda Emily said...

Pinterest and Houzz since you can find some really neat decorating ideas on both sites.

Amanda Emily said...

Pinterest and Houzz since you can find some really neat decorating ideas on both sites.

Diane52 said...

My inspiration comes from nature
Diane Baum
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diesel51 said...

A DIY board showed me the kitchen I really liked. The color was very pretty and easy to find the paint.

Lara Aleff said...

My last home décor project was inspired by an antique dresser that I found on Craig's List.

ms-texas said...

i watch entirely too much HGTV!


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tina reynolds said...

My last project a bedroom redo was inspired by a candle holder I found at a vintage shop.

tina reynolds said...

https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/383346441046855680

thatlittlehouse said...

my favorite color, blue-green, inspired redecorating the guest room.

one frugal lady said...

fed up with lack of color, we painted our kitchen cabinets red!

Anonymous said...

Being an avid backpacker, the colors of the woods inspire me.

groovyonetoo said...

We just bought a new house and we fell in love with a dining room set. The problem is now I need to decide what color to paint the room! I'm going to be playing with this website to figure it out. Thanks for the info!

groovyonetoo said...

https://twitter.com/groovyonetoo/status/383746778320756737

ky2here said...

Ours is easier because we have a Victorian. We saw a similar house with warmer less ‘museum-esque’ colors and copied accordingly.

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ky2here said...

https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/383936845760827392

Rose-Marie said...

What inspired my last was falling upon petty shell pink dupioni! (Now mind you I had settled on a color scheme for the whole condo of cream, blues and yellow. But this pale shell pink took hold of me! I made beautiful shell pink drapes that puddle on the floor, with pretty brass rods. I made a duvet cover for a down coverlet with pretty raspberry and the shell pink squares. I used a pale yellow cream on the walls. I made tons of pillows of various kinds for the other furniture in the room and the bed, it came out so cute!

Erica Best said...

i love browns or tan in my loving room

hbbs55 said...

I painted the cabinets in laundry room a yellow 'mimosa' inspired by the flowers in my garden

hbbs55 said...

https://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/384063657086173185

Alicia said...

My last project was painting my son’s bedroom orange with stripes because that is his favorite color.

Alicia said...

https://twitter.com/AliciaJennette/status/384305005387198464

irishcahbomb said...

my last project was inspired by my sons love for the boston red sox

Wilson Wonders said...

I was last inspired by a beach vacation.

Wilson Wonders said...

I was last inspired by a beach vacation

brendaelsner said...

My son inspired my last project.

brat52101 at yahoo dot com

pauline15 said...

For me it was a ratting chair I found at a garage sale. I painted it blue and found a great piece of material to redo the seat. Then I had to finish the dining area to match my awesome chair!

vranab said...

My wife inspired the last project

bbrittbrat1398 said...

We bought a new couch that is totally different from our color scheme so we redid our living to fit our couch.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My last beach project was gold and blue, inspired by a visit to the seaside.

Anonymous said...

shyskyk@gmail(dot)com

Susan Smoaks said...

the last home decor project i did was our dining room and I was inspired by the house we visited at the beach on our summer vacation, i love it!

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Mihaela Day said...

My inspiration for painting my living room came from the cover of a book I was reading at the time

Shea =) said...

My current project is the master bathroom.. my inspiration came from humming birds =)

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Shea =) said...

https://twitter.com/SheaBalentine/status/384753396277723136

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Thomas Murphy said...

A home imporvement show inspired my last home decor project.

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/384768621676740608

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Carmen N said...

Our last project was my daughter's bedroom. I picked the wall color after looking at a full color picture at the store.

Atreau said...

I was inspired by nail polishes actually.

Tabathia said...

I was inspired by a home improvement spread in a magazine

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Tabathia said...

tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/384793055615651840



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Francine said...

Pinterest gave me inspiration for my last project

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Chris Alejandro said...

My girlfriend was a great inspiration. She made some minor tweaks to the living room that were great, so we decided to go ahead and change the color and update the look. lexbaylor17 at gmail

Chris Alejandro said...

tweeted! https://twitter.com/lieutcrunch25/status/384802721154338817

Donna said...

I got a new couch.

Donna said...

I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/donnak4/status/384818040182820864

kathy pease said...

I love decorating with colors like brown,orange and gold because they remind me of fall my favorite time of year so I get a lot of inspiration with all things fall :)

kathy pease said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/384823971159343104

Sherry Conrad said...

Boredom and missing the beach inspired me, I went really bold with the aqua/teal and love it.