On lost productivity and color addictions

Posted on November 12, 2008. Filed under: inspiration | Tags: , |

Oh, Miss Hot Cocoa, you are an eeee-vil woman.  Remember this post?  The one where you showed me the Pantone site?  Thus began my long slide down the slippery slope of color picking.  And boy, is it niiiiiice.

Y’all might remember that we bought a whole lotta classic mid-century goodness of a house, none of which has been updated since, well, the middle of last century.  Since we’re getting married and hosting our reception at home in six short months (excuse me while I have a panic attack, EEK!), I’m getting my act together and picking paint colors for each room.

At least, that’s my excuse for spending my whole day off playing on the Pantone site.  (At least it was my day off, right?!?)  And now, I’m here to pull you down the slippery slope with me.

Behold, the Pantone Mood Selector. You choose words that describe the mood you want to invoke, and it presents you with a custom mood palette.  (Now you say, “ooooh” in a hushed voice.)  Here’s my mood palette for the bedroom:

bedroomcolormood

The mood I want to evoke in our bedroom is one of comfy calmness, bringing to mind gray t-shirts, soft fuzzy blankets, and the sound of water (like being on the beach on a cloudy day).  Using this tool I chose only words — and the colors I’d been wanting were included! Here’s my palette:

bedroomcolorpalette1Next up, the bathroom (with pics)!  We just finished ripping out the floors and will be repainting and tiling through the end of the week, so I’ll be sharing the color palette, inspiration pics, and the result!

I’m hoping that you’ll help me make sure that the colors we use throughout the house make sense from the perspective of an event venue (please?). I expect that we’ll be using the invite colors (below) a lot, not just because they’re for our wedding, but because they’re my (er, “our”) favorite colors.

Tell the truth: are you spending way more time than you should playing with color palettes?  Do we need to start a support group (“My name is Cheese and I sink too much time into playing with online color tools”)?  Can you recommend any other online tools to feed my addiction?  I’m on a hunt for that one that shows your colors in big round drops (like a paint drip)… do you know it?

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[…] like sunlight, and any flowery colors.”  While I love a nice, calm, restrained palette (like my original invites), in personality I’m more of an explosion of color.  So is the […]


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