The 3 Best Design Blogs for Paint Inspiration

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If you’re researching a new paint project or simply just thinking through new color combinations for your bedroom, chances are, you’ve already been on Pinterest. With a fully-connected world, inspiration is truly everywhere — from an heirloom vase given to you from your grandmother to the endless number of photos loaded in Google Images. Sometimes we all need a good inspiration meander to discover what we didn’t know we were looking for. But other times, it helps to have an authoritative expert on your side with distinct point of view. When we need a style guru, we turn to these 3 best design blogs for paint inspiration.

The 3 Best Design Blogs for Paint Inspiration

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Blog: Design Seeds

Why we love it:

Design Seeds is like color therapy for the un-creative. Founded on the presumption that inspiration for color and design (home or otherwise) can come from anywhere, the blog translates everyday beauty from landscapes, flowers, fashion, animals, etc into color palettes. Blogger Jessica has an eye for color and design that’s landed her with consulting gigs at mega-companies like Ford, Reebok and Timberland before striking out on her own. The inspiration you find here is often easily translated into rooms of your home but remember, don’t just think about your walls. The combinations of five to six colors can also be used in soft goods like pillows or bedding as well as in your artwork and decorative accents.

The 3 Best Design Blogs for Paint Inspiration

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Blog: The Inspired Room

Why we love it:

Named by Better Homes & Gardens readers as the best decorating blog two years running, The Inspired Room’s Decorating Guides are on point. For paint and pattern inspiration, make sure to peruse the color schemes gallery. In addition to helping guide her readers through trending topics like dark paint and bold pattern, Blogger Melissa also creates galleries based on her favorite schemes centered on a particular color. Her whole approach is centered on approachable style so reading her blog feels a little like you wandered into a stylish friend’s home.

The 3 Best Design Blogs for Paint Inspiration

Photo credit: Farrow & Ball

Blog: The Chromologist

Why we love it:

Paint manufacturer blogs are always a great place to look for inspiration to see what trends the big guys are seeing and what their color experts say. That said, European paint company Farrow & Ball do it better than anyone else. Their blog, The Chromologist, is a mash up of inspiration – you’ll find everything from photos of Death Valley’s superb loom to an article on how to create a décor statement in your home to color palettes inspired by birds. It’s a look inside the professional creative minds within Farrow & Ball and you won’t be disappointed.

Where do you look for inspiration? Do you have go-to blogs or people you ask or look to for color advice? Tell us!

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