A few days ago, I received a copy of Debbie Dion Hayes’ Color Inspiration Notebook for Creating Gorgeous Painted Furniture. Debbie is an artist and expert on color theory and pens the blog, My Patch of Blue Sky. In Debbie’s twenty five years of experience with paint and design, she realized the most common dilemma to all of her clients was, “What color do I choose?” She decided to create the Color Inspiration Notebook for her fellow paint enthusiasts. It’s perfect for discovering different colors and combinations for projects.
The Color Inspiration Notebook is a fun little book organized like a color wheel on card stock with a removable grommet holding the pages together. Each page showcases a color with works in that hue. The book is designed to toss into your bag and as you find color inspiration (magazine pics, paint chips, etc.), cut and clip onto the backs of the Notebook’s pages. You can then look back and see what your color style is – what drew you in, inspired you and made you happy!
The Notebook is a fantastic tool to bring to your local Annie Sloan paint stockist and peruse to come up with the perfect color choice for your project. You may find your color choice in one of the stock color choices or you may want to mix a few colors to create a custom color, as I did with my Florence Dresser. My Florence dresser’s color inspiration would be found on the Blue/Green page.
Or, say you wish to paint a new piece in Grey. Flip to the Grey page and see all the different pieces in different hues…smoke, concrete, gravel, granite, stone, dove, midnight, fog. Who knew there were so many to choose from? Here I chose a dove grey – Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey with dark wax.
I know my readers are paint lovers and thought you may like your own copy of this neat little book. Simply click below to enter and one name will be drawn for a freebee! May the odds be ever in your favor 😉