Establishing a home color palette

The color palette of my home has been evolving since Day 1, or if you want to be specific, since Day -30 when I heard word that the offer I made had been accepted and I began counting down until the closing date. I’m a girl that likes color, so rich, saturated colors have made their way into every room of my home. There certainly has been some evolution to my home’s palette since Day -30, but by gradually introducing new accent colors over the years, I was able to customize my interior design aesthetic and ended up with a home that embraces a full spectrum of colors in a very easy way.

My current home color palette.

Whether you’re building a home, buying a home, or just vying for a change in interior scenery, you’ll also want to look at these three articles if you’re looking for tips on establishing your homes’ color palette:

When you have an established color palette, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go. Rather than carrying a purse full of paint chips, for example, I painted a dowel into a striped representation of every single color that I have painted in my home, both main walls and accent colors, and it helps a lot if I’m color matching decor or trying to remember exactly how purple that purple door is. It fits perfectly into my wallet, and couldn’t be more convenient. You should try it too.

Make a mobile paint palette.

What are your best tips for creating and adhering to a home palette?

Catching the home improvement bug at an early age, Emily Winters is a now a devoted DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects she covers on her blog Merrypad range from painting a wall to building a deck, so it’s only natural she landed at You can follow Emily on twitter at @merrypad and like her on facebook at

5 Responses

  1. [...] I love a good, intentional paint palette, and in this bonus post on DIY Network, you can see my own home’s palette to-date and get the scoop on other good reads from HGTV [...]

  2. Paul says:

    Adhering can be a little tough. You need to have every tool you could possibly need. Around here, even my sidchrome socket set is sometimes used to keep things within the color scheme.

  3. isabellacuni says:

    That's so true. I also do the same whenever I need a some parts of my house get painted. Otherwise, when I can't do it anymore, I hire people for residential painting in perth.

  4. Moodyvega says:

    Since people now a days own cellphones- Take as many photos of different color palettes and save them on your cellphone. When you need them you will have them..


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