My Colortopia – Inspiration Made Easy

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Looking for ideas to kick-start your next room redo? All the time, right?! At least that’s the case in this house. With a family room renovation next on our do-it-yourself list, it’s time to brainstorm and create a design plan. Walls are currently a boring builder white, 10+ years old and dingy. A blank slate!

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My Colortopia has a fun quiz to get me started. My results were pretty spot on. I like soft colors and neutrals.

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Take the quiz, let me know how accurate it is for you.

There’s more!

The My Colortopia tool gave me a selection of color palettes (one main color and two coordinating colors that I can use for trim or accents) to browse through, save, print, share and paint! It’s an awesome source for planning a room design!

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Start by uploading an inspiration photo in the MyColortopia wizard. Don’t have a color inspiration photo? Browse the inspiration gallery for ideas and upload one from there. I chose a photo from my own files with colors I like.

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If there is a specific color you are looking for, narrow in on a smaller area when using the selection tool to generate colors you wish to see.  See how I shrunk the frame to fit blues and greens…

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 Once I clicked ‘show colors’, the magic starts. I selected teal lake and MyColortopia provided me with a custom color palette…

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Click a color from the selection to reveal an inspired color palette:

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The option is there to print, email or share the palette too!

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There’s so much more information at My Colortopia to kick start inspiration for your next room makeover including a blog post full of ideas written by some of our favorite talented DIY bloggers. Check it out!

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

Involving Color

I’ve “known” Jena from Involving Color for quite awhile and I not only love her creativity and beautiful home, I love her site.  She has some new features and really helpful tools so I asked her to share a little about it today. It’s a site you’re going to want to pin or bookmark for when you’re trying to choose a paint color. See paint colors in “real” rooms. Here’s Jena:

Hi, I’m Jena from Involving Color, and I’m so excited to be guest posting here on The DIY Show Off! I’ve been a long time reader of Roeshel’s blog, so when she asked me to come share a little about my site with you guys, I was beyond excited.

Involving Color is a blog all about paint color. I have hundreds (and growing!) reader submitted rooms organized in galleries by paint color and room type. I even have a section just for painted furniture. I recently added a lot of functionality with an improved search and image tags, which I’ll talk about below.