Some people have a true eye for colors and an instinct for combining them. And some people need a little help. Inspiration can come from anywhere, sometimes unexpected places...like children's books. Is there a book whose illustrations you love? Try breaking down the colors and perhaps unlocking a new, unexpected color palette for a room in your home.
I used Sherwin-Williams Chip It! tool to create these color palettes. They can be a jumping off point for finding a palette you truly love - add or subtract a color or tweak the hue until it's just what you want.
Here are just a few examples, from some beautiful books:
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward, illustrated by Julie Morstad