“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”
~ Marc Chagall
Now that the evil ragweed season is upon us and the outside weather makes my eyes itch, I’ve found myself spending more time inside the house than normal.
As a way of entertaining myself, I’ve been researching color as it pertains to home decor + walls + artwork. It’s a topic that I’m interested in knowing more about plus it makes me feel productive as I sit here muttering about that sneaky pollen out there.
So here’s what I’ve found. Fun stuff. Good information. Often interactive. Pollen-free.
9 Designer Color Palettes. This article is from Better Homes & Gardens. I like how it made me rethink some of the ways in which I put color together. Good ideas, as usual, from BHG.
Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams. I uploaded a photo of the hollyhocks in our backyard and this is what I received back from Sherwin-Williams. Neato, huh?
32 Paint Chip Projects. This blog post has links to lots of ideas about how to use paint chips as art. Admittedly I have yet to do try any of them, but if the weather continues to keep me trapped inside I’m going to give a few of the projects a whirl. No time like the present, eh?
Design Seeds. I don’t know when I first found this site, but I have to believe that it was one of the best days of my life. Really. If you adore color this is the place for you. Design Seeds is filled with examples of color palettes created from photos of nature &/or household objects. ‘Tis a wonderful place to visit, I tell you.
Benjamin Moore on Pinterest. This Pinterest page is filled with a variety of boards. Some are dedicated to specific colors while others are about decorating ideas. There is even one board with photos from the Brimfield Antique Show. Check it out. It’s cool.
What am I missing here? Any other color websites that I need to know about? Ragweed season goes on for a few more weeks, so I’ve got the time to look them over at my leisure. ;-)