This is one of my favorite ways to develop a color palette – from art. If you like a particular piece of art, there’s a really good chance it’s because you are drawn to it’s colors.
Here I have an oil painting that I just completed called “Koi Kat.” I LOVE the colors here!
I particularly love the orange and blue together, they of course are complementary and opposite on the color wheel. They just belong together. This is also one of the reasons I choose a blue wall for homes that have a lot of orange tones on their flooring. It just balances all that orange out.
There are still dozens of colors that can be found in this art that we not called out – that chartreuse for one. It too is a great color but would be a challenge to incorporate into the home.
So try something fun. Take one of your art pieces to the local box store and pick 4-5 of your favorite colors from the painting. Match it up to the color chips, bring them home and see how it looks.