Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Tip - Swatch this!

While wasting time on Pinterest, I happened across this pretty handy site - Design Seeds.  It is essentially an online palette book, which highlights different color combinations while showing the photographic inspiration for each collection of swatches.

Source: via Natalie on Pinterest
In the never-ending world of home renovation, painting the walls is something we haven't actually gotten around to since moving in.  Yes, we're living in a world of rather boring off white right now - which I do plan on changing soon.  The palette to the left actually has the tones that I plan on using in our guest bathroom.  The paler green will be for the walls, the brown we will probably incorporate with coppery fixtures and framed artwork, the other colors shown in the counter tops and towels.

I love that I found this site for the obvious benefits with home decor, but it's also very inspiring from a crafter's perspective as well - whether making jewelry, quilting, knitting, or anything else with a strong design element and need for color.  I think that I can draw a lot of inspiration from the images that are presented, which I'm very excited about.  There are definitely some color combinations shown which I may not have come up with on my own.

There are literally hundreds of palettes on this website.  You can browse by theme (such as Spring, Nature, Vintage), or search by an individual color value, which then brings up corresponding themes.  I personally rather enjoy the "crafted" theme, which brings up all kinds of palettes inspired by crafty goodness...and will hopefully inspire some craftiness in return!  I highly recommend.


  1. I found Pinterest too, isn't it great....addicting? I never thought to search these colour swatches by category. Must go and have a look at that.

    1. It certainly is addicting, but I love it. :)

  2. Wow this is awesome! Picking coordinating colors is truly my Achilles heel.