my image inspiration.
by victoria comment


awhile back i posted about glidden’s paint’s tool to help you figure out your color ‘personality’ — My Colortopia. now the folks at Glidden have developed this fun new tool called My Image Inspiration and they’ve sponsored me to try it and share it with you. if you’re in a bit of a conundrum as to how to get the color balance and paint colors you’re hoping for, My Image Inspiration is a pretty cool 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 swatches — you can upload a photo of anything really, and then the tool gives you a selection of color palettes to browse through, print, share and paint!

i uploaded this pretty cath kidston fabric swatch, and the My Image Inspiration tool gave me the complementary pale pink shades i was hoping to find, and then some suggested paint colors. it’s fun, and kind of addicting! so next, i tried the My Image Inspiration tool on the palette of this bedroom corner, and it worked really well again. give the tool a try — it’s fun, and pretty darn useful, too.

• I have partnered with Glidden/Akzo Nobel Paints to write this sponsored post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my very own.

13 responses to “my image inspiration.”

  1. This is fantastic! thank you so much; I’m still trying to figure out my colour scheme for my new blog and I think this will definitely help! Thanks!

  2. what a nice resource – especially considering how dreadful store lighting can be (and that i live in an apartment with mostly-north-facing windows so the light’s not so great there, either). thanks for sharing.

    and if you don’t mind sharing something else – what is the source of the second photo, please? i love the rug! probably can’t afford it, but would like to track it down just in case maybe i can! thank you.


  3. now i know i will never get that rug. i don’t speak french. :(

    thank you, though, for the link. looks like a lovely magazine.

  4. Sherwin Williams recently came out with their own version of this, but it’s not good at all. In the picture I tried out, it thought hot pink was rust. Hopefully Glidden’s is more effective.

  5. one of the most frustrating parts of starting a painting project is choosing the perfect shade of a particular color. what a useful tool! thank you for sharing. i love a site that makes a task fun!

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