I have known what colors I'd like to use in our master bedroom for years. Years before yellow was in style and on every magazine cover. Why? Because I love yellow. I love how it makes me feel. I realize that sounds like a response you'd get from a child, and it is. It has ALWAYS been my favorite color, so why wouldn't it be the accent color of the most personal room in my house? I also realize this post is not the textbook on how to pick a color palette. To be honest, I don't really agree with the color wheel theory on picking colors. It's what you learn in design school, but it's soooo in the box. Take me out of the box, please!
So if not the color wheel, how do I pick color? By how it makes me feel. Go ahead and think I'm crazy, but when I thought about our dream master bedroom, I first thought of how I wanted to feel when I walked in there and spent some time. I wanted it to be cheery and calming at the same time. I wanted it to be comfortable and clean feeling.
cheery - yellow
calming - gray (the easiest color for your eyes to look at and the only true neutral)
comfortable - brown
clean - white
Yes, please! In other rooms of the house I may use other palette finding methods. Color inspiration can be found from clothes, photos, fabric, a piece of furniture, temperature, or really anything else that you love or catches your eye! I want to hear from you - how do you pick colors for your house?