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Choosing a paint color is my least favorite DIY job. I LOVE repainting a space and watching it transform, but the process to choosing that perfect color is not fun. I am picky about colors and undertones, the way they change throughout the day and play off the furnishings. For example this is my son’s room now with a (what I thought was neutral) gray that turned out to look pretty much blue. I don’t mind blue, but I didn’t really want that blue and looking through all the color choices at once was a bit overwhelming.
When we moved in, we kind of just threw all his stuff in his room and it’s been that way ever since. I told him that his room would be the first one I “worked” on when we had time.
When Glidden paint asked us to try out their color choosing tools, we jumped on board! We chose My Image Inspiration, which uses images you choose to present you with a simplified Glidden paint color palette. We loved this idea because my 10-year-old could choose his inspiration images to completely customize his room.
For a peek at how it works, here’s the first image we uploaded
and here’s a screenshot of the My Image Inspiration page after I uploaded the photo
I love that it chooses and suggests colors that will actually look good on a wall in your room and not just a random color from the photo. You can choose to email or print yourself a shopping list based on the simplified color palette you chose.
Here are some images he picked out for inspiration in addition to the one above:
and this image from The Inspired Room that we saw on Glidden Paint’s Color Inspiration Pin Board.
and this image found on the Colortopia blog:
Right now we are leaning towards using Onyx Black with Smoky Charcoal.
We’ve loved browsing the color palettes and choosing some of our own inspiration, and can’t wait to make a final decision! Before we do though, we’d love some feedback from you – which photo do you think we should go with for this tween boy room re-do?
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