Thursday, February 23, 2012

Your Photo Inspiration Realized

Back in January, I posted "Your Life, Your Colors", about a Glidden Paint quiz to discover your color palette for your own walls.  If you haven't taken the quick/fun quiz yet be sure to swing by and check it out...Takes 2 seconds and seems really accurate from all the feedback I got.


Anyway, I wanted to talk about the depth of Glidden's My Colortopia website today, not just about the quiz which I already liked, but they have a section on their site called My Image Inspiration. It's a great place to find colors to paint your walls and even accessorize with other elements in your room.

So I will walk you through the steps so you get an idea of how easy this very helpful tool is to use...

1st:  Let's Upload a photo...

My client loves orange and if you didn't know this already The color of the year just happens to be Tangerine Tango.


To get her excited about the palette for her office I sent her this picture....So for this exercise we are going to use it as our photo for inspiration...

2nd: Now we are going to "select your/my favorite"...

So you pull the box over any part of the picture you want to pull colors from. And you can enlarge the box if you want or need to as well.


3rd:  Last step, browsing color palettes....

Don't panic, like I initially did when I first saw the colors that I "supposedly" liked...At first I was thinking oh oh, I don't see or want "deep coral" or "red grapefruit" those are way to pinky....But I didn't read the directions thoroughly, ha!  

Of those 4 color selections you click on the one that best represents what you want....So on mine it was the "Vibrant Day Lily".

The next step shows the palette I am intending on using in my clients office....It worked, that is exactly the palette I am using.


If you are like my Mom for instance and don't know how to upload a photo or are just not overly inspired by any photo that comes to mind...You can go directly to The Inspiration Gallery (scroll down the page from here) and pick a photo from there and do the steps above.  It will look like this...


They have some beautiful photos already chosen, so super easy right?

Oh and it took me 5 minutes tops to do this exercise and what great feedback I immediately got.

***** (five stars) Glidden, I am feeling inspired already.

Oh and a cool feature after you have your palette selected is the 1 click option to share it with others if you want.

I look forward to hearing from you on how this worked for you.  Please let me know if you uploaded your own photo or chose one from the Inspiration Gallery as well.

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

11 comments:

John said...

that was cool and easy...what a fun tool. thanks for sharing.

stickynotequeen said...

Cool blog! I look forward to reading more too! Thanks for visiting me on my SITS Day and the wonderful comments you made! Please, come back anytime!

Pam H. said...

I played with 3 of the inspiration gallery photos and they were pretty good at picking some of the colors, but I think probably uploading one of my own photos would be better...When I get ready to paint my living room I will go back in and try it again, I think it'll be worth it.

Tara @ secretsofamomaholic.com said...

This is awesome! I wish I would have came across your blog before painting my home last week!

Craftwhack said...

This looks really cool! My poor husband will be met with a pile of paint chips one of these days after I go explore and find my perfect colors... Thanks for coming to visit me on my SITS day yesterday.

Interior Design New York said...

What an excellent idea, using the fabric on clothing for color insipiration. I would love to find out where to purchase that shirt too!

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Hillary said...

Okay, so I'll admit... I've seen this post in my feed for like a week now and I haven't tried it. What the heck was I waiting for!! That little quiz is fun and awesome! Glad I did it!

Jo said...

Being an orange lover, tangerine is right up my alley.

Andie Day said...

This is such a neat tool to get exactly the color you want!