Our House

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Image Inspiration

Do you all remember when I introduced you to My Colortopia awhile back?  (If not, you can read more about it here!)

Today I’d like to share with you a fun tool from My Colortopia.  It’s called My Image Inspiration.  You upload of a photo that inspires you.  It could be a favorite vacation photo, piece of fabric, or art. The My Image Inspiration tool will then pick color palettes to help you pull your room together.

I recently decided to start tackling my office.  I’ve been drooling over houndstooth and decided the office would be the perfect place for a houndstooth rug.  What room isn’t perfect for houndstooth?

Image via RugsUSA

I uploaded the rug photo into the My Image Inspiration tool and it suggested 3 colors for me.  I decided to choose the Leather Brown because it is very close to the current wall color in the office. (Lucky!)


After choosing the Leather Brown, the tool gave me two color palettes that would work with my the rug and wall color.  I have been struggling with what accent color to use.  Do I go the boring route and stick with creams/browns or do I pull in some colors? Navy was the only color I could come up with but I just wasn’t feeling it.

Step 2

I’m now inspired by the second color palette.  The name of the yellow is “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”.  I think the color would work well for curtains or pillows.  Or it could work nicely for accessories on my shelves. Or maybe behind my built-ins.  Oh my, this reminds me of how much work I have ahead of me!

I’m going to be honest with you.  I was skeptical that this tool would be useful for me.  A lot of times these type of programs don’t really assist me in my decorating.  I am inspired by that mustardy yellow though.  It’s just about perfect.

I think the tool was most helpful for me because I had a piece (the rug) that I wanted to build the room around.  Luckily I had previously chosen a wall color that worked well and was suggested by the tool.

The tool would also be helpful for those rooms that you are still deciding on.  Grab that piece of fabric that you just had to have a 6 months ago but haven’t touched since.  Upload a photo of it into My Image Inspiration.  You never know.  It might just spark a whole new room make-over that your husband will be oh-so pumped about.  Or is that just my husband?

Head on over to My Image Inspiration and upload that photo.  Let me know what you think of the results!  I’d also love to see a screenshot of your upload.  Add it our newly created Flickr group!  (It’s lonely.  It needs photo friends.)

**I have partnered with Glidden/Akzo Nobel paints to write this post but the thoughts/opinions expressed are my very own.  You know I’d never sell my blog’s soul for money.  Chocolate maybe but never money.***


  1. Nice! I need to check it out.

  2. http://mollied.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-colortopia.html

    here is mine, I just stumbled on this last week- love it

    I like that rug too, I love houndstooth

  3. Cool idea! I think I might go play around on it. Because I need more timewasters online. So thanks for that. :)

  4. That is so cool, I've never heard of that. I'll have to check it out! I'm drooling over that rug btw.
    That octopus art I posted about yesterday is now up for grabs in a giveaway I'm having! Come enter when you get a sec! (If you want to;)

  5. I love the rug. In fact, I think I want it, too.