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Issue 81 · Best of Architecture · July 18, 2013

Steal This Look: The Perfect Color Palette

Issue 81 · Best of Architecture · July 18, 2013

This post is brought to you by Sherwin-Williams®. Turn your inspiration into reality with Sherwin-Williams Color Selection Tools.

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For years, we've been recreating spaces that inspire us on Remodelista in our Steal This Look series, sourcing items to help our readers mimic the look in their own homes.

One element is always a challenge: matching paint colors. So when we started experimenting with Chip It!™ from Sherwin-Williams®, the challenge was simplified. This tool allows you to match the corresponding colors from any image. Simply drag or upload a photo and click it to create a matching color palette. 

Inspired by this eclectic 1950's Napa Valley ranch house, we used the tool to explore how we'd capture some of its colorful essence in smaller ways.

Dione Carston Napa Valley home Laure Joliet

Above: In the home of designer Dione Carston and her husband, Ham, a bright yellow-toned wall provides a backdrop for a mix of high and low pieces and antique collectibles. To see more of their home, visit Tough Glamor: At Home with a Napa Valley Designer. Photo by Laure Joliet.

Dione ranch house living room Napa Valley Laure Joliet

Above: Carston's house boasts a compelling mix of color, combined with chalky black accents. To capture the aesthetic of her eclectic space, we first created a Chip It!™ profile and uploaded a photo of her living room. Photo by Laure Joliet.

Dione Ranch house Chip It! Color matches

Above: With a click, the tool provided a palette that matched the main elements of the room.

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black, Auric, Saffron Thread

Above: Tricorn Black, Auric, and Saffron Thread are each rich shades that would make a statement on a large wall or painted on a smaller table.

This post is brought to you by Sherwin-Williams. Turn your inspiration into reality with Sherwin-Williams Color Selection Tools.

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