When I started working on our Herringbone Storage Bench, I knew I wanted to inject some color into our front entryway. I wanted a very specific look, so the selection of acrylic paints in the craft aisle just wasn’t going to cut it this time. I figured out an easy way to customize the perfect color palette for a project like this!
Customizing a Color Palette for a Project
Using Design Seed to Create a Palette
I have written about this before, but when I start a project I have one color resource that I always turn to for inspiration: Design Seeds. Design Seeds is a website full of beautiful color palettes based on lovely photos. The site is also completely searchable so you can find just the right color combo for your project.
This is NOT a sponsored post. I was not compensated in any way. I just really love this website and wanted to share it with my creative friends!
Since the entryway is visible from the living room, I thought it would be a good idea to have the colors flow from one room to the next. I started by adjusting the sliders on the search by color value section until I had a color that was roughly the same color as the teal accent color in our living room. Design Seeds then pulled up all the color palettes incorporating that color.
While I like all of these combinations, the colors of the third palette really caught my eye. As I have said before, I think purple is making a comeback… well, at least it is in The Mad House.
These colors are both fresh and sophisticated, and they contain enough grey undertones to pair well with the other paint colors in The Mad House.
Matching Paint Colors to Your Palette
I loaded the image onto my iPod and took it with me to Home Depot. While they might have been able to color match the paint right from the image, they were pretty busy at the paint counter so I just matched up Behr paint chips to the colors on my screen.
Those colors are: (from left to right) Riesling Grape [PPU9-6], Majestic Orchid [UL100-18], Darkest Grape [UL250-21 ], Voyage [UL220-2 ], and Black Sapphire [UL240-1].
Once I had those chips selected, I could have paint samples mixed in each of those colors. You can see that the paint colors were pretty dead on to the chips. For about $15, I was able to perfectly customize my bench to a gorgeous color palette!
You could use this same process for any project that requires a specific paint color palette, from furniture redos to entire rooms! What painting projects do you have in your future?
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