So I am totally getting ahead of myself by choosing color palettes for rooms in the new house that are (ahem) not quite ready for decor. And by ‘not quite ready,’ I mean, most of them don’t have flooring. Some don’t even have drywall. None have a single item of decor (there is a Serena & Lily box sitting in the kids closet- does that count?).
And yet, this color palette keeper comes in handy daily. Right now, I mostly use it to match paint (already on the walls in all of the bedrooms) to other ‘staples’ like flooring, lighting, fabric, and furniture.
Even better- when the day comes that I trade my paint-splattered, dust covered remodeling clothes for my normal wardrobe and head to West Elm/Goodwill/etsy/Ikea/Anthro’s sale rack, I’ll be ready with my color palette keeper you know, to actually buy decor.
Several of you have asked about how to make one of these- it’s quite simple.
Head over to Design Seeds and peruse their fabulous array of color palettes (you might spend quite a bit of time there- just a warning). Copy small versions of the color palettes you choose into Microsoft Word and print.
Slide your palettes, your paint swatches and other goodies onto the ring (I have a paper measuring tape from Ikea plus the paint I’ve used for all of the rooms so far), ordering the paint swatches behind the coordinated palette. You’re done- ready for room palette matching!
ps- Thanks for all of the notes asking about our house progress. It has been good, but exhausting. I will try to take some pictures tonight (we’re sanding the wood floors- not my favorite project, but I’m so ready for the orange-y oak to go away!).