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When I’m looking for a paint color, I get obsessive. It’s not enough to pick a general hue or even a good-looking paint chip. I want the exact yellow featured on the mod artwork in that living room I love. If you’re like me, Sherwin Williams’ new Chip It! tool is like a (color) match made in heaven.

Chip It - Blue Vintage Modern Living Room
Here’s how this Pinterest-inspired idea works: Go to the Chip It! website and drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. Then, when you find a photo you like, just click the “Chip It!” button on your browser bar to create a custom palette from more than 1,500 shades (including the fabulous HGTV HOME collection.) You can save  favorites to the site or print them out.

Warning, color hounds: it’s addictive. Check out some of the palettes I created using inspiration from HGTV.com:

A sophisticated, (mostly) man-friendly palette inspired by this vintage-modern bachelor pad:

Chip It Tool
A relaxing, muted color scheme inspired by the exterior of the 2012 HGTV Dream Home:
HGTV Dream Home 2012 Exterior

A classic combination inspired by this bold bathroom designed by De Meza Architecture:
Chip It - Yellow and black tile bathroom
Craving more colorful spaces? Browse more than 150 bright and inspiring spaces with HGTV’s free Color Guide app.

8 Responses

  1. Briana@HGTV says:

    This is SUCH a good find, Liz! I'd been using color palate generators online before, but they would give the colors back as hexidecimal color codes. Good for creating websites, just so-so for decorating. And it is a great companion to our free Color Guide app. <3

  2. Liz_HGTV says:

    Ooh, hadn't heard of that color palette generator before. I'll have to use it for my non-decorating, digital geekery.

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Dur, just noticed I used the wrong palate/palette. I blame it on me drinking tea in lieu of my usual extra-strong coffee while my tummy is still upset.

  3. J.H. says:

    wow! this is awesome.

  4. slj77 says:

    Uh oh – I'm going to be in trouble now. There goes hours of my day finding out colors. This is really amazing!

  5. Kelley@HGTV says:

    Freakin' A. Like I needed another addiction.

  6. Lavonne says:

    My dream would be to win this home. I am 9th of 10 children with brothers and sisters in California , Colorado, near Park City in Utah, Texas,Iowa and Minnesota. Just imagine the reunions we could have in this beautiful home! Plus to top it all off I LOVE the color blue and this home has used it so well. I couldn't pick better colors .

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Liz GrayLiz is a Senior Editor at HGTV.com. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on remodeling projects with her boyfriend and...

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