Day 8: Color Swatches

Day 8, week 2 of our 31 Day journey recognizing the simple things in life.  You can catch up here.  On to today’s simple thing: color swatches!

I used to collect paint chips. I had a whole folder full of of paint chips I grabbed on various trips to Walmart, Sherwin Williams, Home Depot… anywhere that sold paint. I loved to see the hundreds of shades of the same color and the color combos.

Now, instead of hoarding paint chips I use Pinterest to hoard “pins” of color inspiration. Here are a few examples:

Source: via Carey on Pinterest


I can look at pictures like this for hours. It makes me want to create something, whether it be a painting walls or sewing something or slapping a bunch of colored scrapbook paper down with Mod Podge and calling it a day.  Most of my creative projects begin with the thought, “What colors do I want to use?”

Looking at color swatches is practically free but it is something that brings me an enormous amount of joy and inspiration for future projects that also make me smile.

3 thoughts on “Day 8: Color Swatches

  1. I used to collect paint swatches too! I can’t remember what happened to my collection. I think my mom might have thrown it out years ago, haha. I love that swatch that tells about your personality based on the color you like best!


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