Finding Foolproof Color Combinations: Don't Miss This Clever New Tool

Finding Foolproof Color Combinations: Don't Miss This Clever New Tool

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Arlyn Hernandez
Aug 1, 2016
(Image credit: My Paradissi)

When it comes to designing a room, one of your first decisions is commonly about what colors to use. Whether you feel most comfortable in neutrals, or prefer living in technicolor, it's not always easy to figure out what shades to pair together to create a room that makes you truly happy.

While there are several different means to pinpointing a palette for your home, such as pulling hues from a fabric or rug you love, looking to travel for inspiration (like the Cape Town home shown above, via My Paradissi), or peeking into your closet, we've recently come across a fun online tool that makes the whole process just a little more, well, palatable. Enter: Palettable.

We played around with the straight-forward site to quickly create five color schemes we're digging; check them out below! The whole exercise takes about a minute: You land on the home screen and you're instantly presented with a color and the option to "like" or "dislike" it. With each click of "like", you're offered up a new color, and so on and so forth until you get to the max five selections. Hit dislike as many times as it takes to get a shade that jells with you (and the previous color), or adjust the exact hue with the pop-up slider.

The corresponding numbers on each sliver relate directly to the hex code of that color (it's a great tool for graphic designers, too, as you can plug it into Photoshop for the exact shade), so if you fall head-over-heels for specific hues, that code can easily be translated into a matching paint color with sites like EasyRGB.

(Image credit: Palettable)
(Image credit: Palettable)
(Image credit: Palettable)
(Image credit: Palettable)
(Image credit: Palettable)

Let us know what you think and if it leads you to your perfect palette!

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