Design Tools


Today, we’re talking about color. Coming from an advertising/art design background, I have a hollywood-ending-kind-of-love of color. I’m constantly finding myself taking cell phone photos of color combinations I see in ordinary everyday situations – like the butter dish and cutting board sitting on the counter a couple of Saturday mornings ago…

When it comes to home design, my favorite color scheme is a mix of light and dark neutrals with pops of fun color – which is what we’re aiming for in our place. We’re going for a palette of neutrals like grays, charcoals, and white with pops of blues, green, reds, and what I like to call “grellow” (a greenish yellow). Like the stack of books, remember? Yet another color inspiration from an everyday thing.

What’s neat about this kind of color palette is you can easily change up the accent colors down the road without thinking too hard or spending too much money. Picking out paint colors can be tricky – even when it comes to the neutrals. Thanks to Glidden paint, there’s a place called My Colortopia to answer all of our color questions and fuel our inspirations…

My Colotopia is the place to go if you are weary about choosing paint colors, or even if you just want have some fun and experiment with different color combinations. You can also get painting and color advice from some of our favorite fellow bloggers (like Kate from Centsational Girl, Nicole from Making it Lovely and Stefanie from Brooklyn Limestone).

The folks at Glidden put together a really nifty quiz to reveal the colors that suit your personality. It only takes a minute, so go ahead and give it a spin to see what colors might suit you…

Aren’t quizzes fun?! We can’t say no to a good quiz, so we each took it for a spin and here’s what we ended up with…

We thought it was interesting how our answers were completely different, but our color results complement each other – just like our personalities!

How about you? What were your results? Are you a rock music loving Amethyst Jewel or a creative Walnut Bark?

We have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

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    February 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

    This is so neat! I love the image tool, very cool.
    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    February 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I got the SAME results as you did! ….. Wanna be friends? LOL

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    Brittany M
    February 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’ve always loved the Glidden commercials. Especially the one with the lipstick on the wall, I’ve always wanted to do that! weird I know. Their Colortopia site seems really cool though. I l ike their blogger round up!

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    Lindsey @ arkadian belle woods
    February 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! I voted & my blog was nominated also! So exciting! Nice to see RVA natives on there! In other news I love My Colortopia! Fun to play with!

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    February 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    How cool is this?! Thanks! I love you guys!

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    February 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    My sister and I voted for your blog on AT but our vote did note register? Not cool! Can you let somebody know?

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      February 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      You aren’t the first to point that out. We’re not sure what’s going on either, but we’ll see if there’s anything we can do. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Blake W
    March 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I voted for you in The Homies. Love your blog.

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    Lora Raines
    March 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Great post!

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    March 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    That was fun! I’m a Walnut Bark. Who would have thunk it? Ha:) My husband and I voted for your blog on the homies. Good luck!

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