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 😉
Could really use the paint book…I need all the help I can get!
What a great tool!!! Hope I win 🙂
Looks like a great book Suzanne-thanks for sharing it!
Looks like fun!
Neat! Hope you deliver to Canada!
This looks a fabulous tool for selecting colours! I always search blogs and pinterest to see how others have repainted their pieces, to see how mine would look, and this would make that whole process so much easier. (ie less research, = more painting = more joy! Would love to win it. 🙂
what a wonderful tool to have, especially for a beginner like me!
I love color wheels! My Dad was a painter and always had them in his tools and I would spend hours just going through them, now I know how handy they are and not just for the pure enjoyment of seeing all the different colors. Your Florence dresser is one of my favorites of your pieces!!
Fantastic resource for those of us who are a bit color challenged
Thanks for the chance to win! This would be great to have on hand.
I would love to have that book, picking colors for furniture often stymies me. Thanks for offering this, even if I don’t win! Happy Thanksgiving!
Love all your redo’s………would love to have the book!!! keep up the good work!!!
Love all the projects!!
Awsome…. how nice!
I would love to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Love your blog and all your re-dos!! Keep up the good work. Would love to win the Color Inspiraion Workbook. Pretty please!!
This would be an awesome book to have! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I’m just learning to paint furniture and would love the help!
This is going to be inspiring. Please let me win.
She is right – I can’t get past choosing a color.
What a help that would be! Great idea,
What a wonderful treat that would be! I so very much love all your work! Such talent. Jann
I had the great pleasure of meeting Debbie at Haven this year. Was already a fan of her work and was happy to discover she was delightful in person as you could hope.
I meet Debbie at BlogPodium in Toronto in 2013. Awesome colors.
I would love to have a book like that! Also I admire your blog and furniture transformations. You are very talented and I love your attitude!
I love all your painted furniture and would love to have the book to help me with paint decisions for my furniture.
Until I can find a piece that I need, I will continue to collect color ideas. It’s difficult to choose a color for a future house that we haven’t seen yet! Oh, well…I can dream!
Love your blog! Thank you for the giveaway!
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What a great little tool! I carry my color wheel around in my purse and it’s pretty dog eared and takes up valuable real estate. Finger’s crossed!
I would enjoy using Debbie Dion Hayes’ Color Inspiration Notebook for Creating Gorgeous Painted Furniture. This is a similar concept when you were coordinating the right color choice for clothing – why not furniture! Great idea! Get it right every time. Less paint mistakes.
Love the book and your blog! What a wonderful give away. I need all the help and inspiration I can get!
What a great idea!
This is such a cool idea!!
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This looks like a great resource!
Love all the inspiring styles on your site
I want this book for Christmas.