This month we wanted to share with you our top 10 sites for colour inspiration. Colour is everywhere we go, with the amount of inspiration limitless. Although not an easy task, we have managed to narrow down our top 10 sites including social media, blogs and paint colour inspiration sites that offer you new sources of inspiration. Whether it be for an assignment, a project you’re working on for yourself, or a client, or just for pure inspiration to add to your collection; these sites will wow you with your new favourite hues and ideas.
In no particular order, here are our top 10 sites for your daily colour inspiration…
DesignSeeds.com | A blog for all colour enthusiasts
Calling all colour palette and combination enthusiasts! DesignSeeds.com is a must-visit site for your daily dose of colour inspiration. Jessica Colaluca started this creative community in 2009. Her inspiration was the potential she saw in the emerging online creative community and the voice that social media offered. Over the years, this blog has evolved into an international community, offering hundreds of hand-curated colour palettes. Navigate through the site and read the ‘Blog‘ which is where you will find a limitless amount of colour inspiration. If you’re looking for inspiration to explore a particular palette, click on the ‘By Colour‘ tab to select a certain swatch and explore the possibilities of a particular colour.
In preparation for Spring, we took a sneak peek at the ‘blush’ swatch and we were amazed by the floral and heavenly hues and the soft pastel combinations for each palette!
Plenty of Colour | A design blog to celebrate all things colourful
Blogger Chloe Douglas started Plenty Of Colour to celebrate colour with those who share a similar enthusiasm and wonder. She shares her visual journey with her viewers through pulling together pictures of everyday items in vibrant hues to create eccentric colour schemes to suit your taste. Be inspired by the simplicity of the blog, yet captivating colour consumed images which take you on a journey of the hundreds of hues available.
House of Turquoise | A site where inspiration starts with one colour
For inspiration on how to work with one colour and create an entire room without overdoing it, Houseofturquoise.com is the site to visit. Erin Moser started the House of Turquoise in 2007. She began sharing her obsession with the colour through her collection of inspirational photos of rooms that feature turquoise, showing how you can in fact use one colour to create an entire room in a sleek, sophisticated way. Her site is much more than just all things turquoise, it is a great colour inspiration hotspot, showing how to use one colour subtly throughout the paint and products used in a room. If you love turquoise or aqua, want to know how to create a calming room through the use of these hues or love beach-inspired interiors, then House of Turquoise is the perfect design site for you.
Concepts & Colorways | An inspirational colour blog
Concepts & Colorways is an inspirational colour blog founded by interior designer, Bobbi Edwards. Be inspired by how this blog exemplifies the idea that colour is a powerful design tool and explore how colour is used in all walks of life. Bobbi created the blog in hopes of sharing colour ideas with all those who use it, whether it be for interiors, textiles, styling, graphic arts, architecture, photography etc. This is a blog completely dedicated to all things colour! Need some new inspiration for colour palettes for your next project? Browse through the latest colour trends, colour palettes, mini-palettes and palettes by project all in the one place at Concepts & Colorways.
Green House Interiors | An Instagram account where colour is their language
Immerse yourself in an Instagram account that speaks to you in all things colour! Whether you’re looking for colour inspiration for your next project or just want to brighten your day with hundreds of hues, @greenhouseinteriors is a must-see. Julia Green from Green House Interiors is an experienced stylist for both homes and commercial spaces and a writer; a household name in the world of interior styling. Her Instagram holds a plethora of colour inspiration for any project. We love the mix of colour inspiration Julia uses throughout her images, whether it be through the use of colour in her interior design, styling, paint colours, artwork or her re-posts of colour inspiration from others!
“Colour is our language and relaxed spaces that sing of Australian influences are our trademark,” Green says. “Following us means you are guaranteed a feed full of fabulous imagery at all times! Come for the ride.” (Julia Green, Green House Interiors in an interview with Domain.com.au)
Porter’s Paints | An Instagram account full of inspirational hand-made paint colours
Crafting colour and texture in hand-made paints, wallpapers and timber flooring for 35 years, it is no wonder that the Porter’s Paints Instagram is full of colour paint inspiration! If you find yourself working on a project or hunting inspiration and need some fresh, diverse colour ideas, then look not further than @porterspaints. Their Instagram will showcase and wow you with how their hand-made paints are used to transform any interior or exterior. Find new colour combinations, trends and shades by scrolling through their page – the possibilities are limitless!
Dulux | Innovative and inspiring paint colours for your next project
Be inspired with thousands of colour combinations for your next project without lifting a brush and find out the latest colour trends with Dulux. Want to turn a blank canvas into a stunning unveil? The ‘Inspiration Gallery‘ offers a you inspiration with a vast collection of colourfully decorated rooms, trendsetting decors and memorable makeovers. If you are wowed by what you see in the Inspiration Gallery, discover the colour combinations you can use to transform your interior by exploring the ‘Colour‘ section. For that extra little bit of inspiration from other designers, Dulux show you that adding colour to your life can make amazing things happen with their ‘Inspiration‘ tab, where they collaborate with inspirational designers to showcase the latest colour trends for your home.
Taubmans | Colour schemes + colour cards
Need paint colour schemes and colour cards to help inspire your next project? Taubmans has more to their site than just an array of fabulous paint colours. When planning your next painting project, check out their ‘Colour Tips‘ for all things colour – basics, combinations, and commandments. Explore the ‘Get Inspired‘ tab for a library of colour schemes that might just be what you need for what you’re working on, and see how many others have also been inspired by clicking on the image. Taubmans colour cards found in ‘Colour Inspiration‘ are helpful guides to help you choose the right colour and the right atmosphere for your interior.
Resene | Colour inspiration + colour trends
Get inspiring ideas to help you choose colours and decorate with Resene inspiration. Hidden within their site is a hub full of colour inspiration. You will find yourself navigating through this hub for decoration inspiration, colour trends and ideas, going through the swatch library, reading the ColourWise newsletters for tips and tricks on using colour combinations, and for a bit of extra fun…we even found ourselves
taking the colour personality test!
Pinterest | Using social media for visual bookmarking
Looking for colour inspiration, latest trends, forecasts or ideas? With access to over 100 million users sharing images, Pinterest is the social media platform to check out and to capture inspiration on-the-go. You have the ability to browse the thousands of boards and millions of pins, with all your favourite brands, retailers, and paint companies in one place. You can also inspire others with your ideas by showcasing and sharing your own work with other users.
Pinterest is also great to use as a mood board or clipboard for your own projects. Visual bookmarking will ensure that you have an endless amount of colour inspiration. Simply search for what you’re looking for, whether it be ‘interior colour trends 2017’ or ‘Spring colour palette’, and pin it! After countless ‘pin it’s’ your favourite colour palettes or schemes, ideas, paint colours and brands, will be saved to your profile to view later on when you need inspiration or ideas for any project!
What are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in the world of colour and continue building your collection of colour inspiration from our top 10 sites!
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