Design Tools


A few weeks ago, we mentioned the new Glidden community My Colortopia. Today we’re back to share a little more about the tools Glidden provides to make picking out paint colors fun! Yes, fun. A lot of people find picking out paint colors a little bit daunting, but with tools like this, it’s actually not that bad…

Last week I helped out a friend of mine, Sara, pick out some accent fabric for her living room. She wanted something “classy” but still “young and fun”. After going through about a hundred fabric swatches, she finally settled on this one (found here):

I’ve always loved this fabric but have never been able to find a place to use it. So I’m really glad one of my friends is going to use it for me, ha! With the new fabric, she also wanted to spruce up her wall color. It’s currently “builder beige” but she wanted something with a tad more “oomph” but still neutral. So, I whipped out the handy dandy My Image Inspiration Tool from Glidden…

The My Image Inspiration Tool is a great way to kick off a room renovation – big or small. The concept of this tool is pretty awesome! You just upload a photo of your inspiration (fabric swatch, art, throw pillow, etc), then use select your favorite colors in the photo.  If there is a specific color you’re looking for, simply zoom in on a smaller area when using the selection tool. This will generate colors you’re wishing to see. Then just click “Show Colors” and like magic, you have coordinating colors to choose from.

To go a few steps up from “builder beige”, we selected one of the dark leaves in the fabric. The My Image Inspiration Tool came back with five paint options in the same color family as the selection. We liked Khaki Green the most and dubbed it, “The One”.

Pretty cool, right? Click here to take the My Image Inspiration Tool out for a spin. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself uploading photo after photo to see what they come up with. It’s a lot of fun!

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

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Brenda H
    March 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I started using the My Colortopia site when you mentioned it before and I really like it. It’s a lot of fun to daydream about redoing a room in my house!

  • Reply
    March 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Sooooo I LOVE that fabric!! I’ve been looking for something like that for a while and I just couldn’t find what I was looking for until this post. You’re a lifesaveer!!

  • Reply
    March 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    We have a Glidden color similar to that (I can’t remember the name!) in our bedroom and we love it! It’s really warm and cozy.

  • Reply
    April 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This fabric is the chair in our living room and our whole color scheme is based off of this. Love it!

  • Leave a Reply