Color Palette Helper

We all get stuck on (or off) color palettes and i’m no exception. I love bright saturated colors, blues, greens, whites, hot pinks, yadda yadda.  But for the show i had to come up with color palettes each week that were different and when the show was doing two looks then i had to do two different color palettes EACH week.  That was the one stipulation by the network – make each week as different as possible.  

So Jessica from the blog Design Seeds helped me.  Well, not personally, she doesn’t even know me, but her blog totally saved me at times frankly from searching for hours for new color inspiration.  

She posts a million different color palettes inspired from EVERYTHING – nature, architecture, art, photography, travelling, history, bearcat.  Everything.

So when you are stuck or just looking for new inspiration, maybe this will help.  

architectural color

My favorite ones tend to be inspired by nature because that mother knows what she is doing. 


grass color


frozen hues

color crawl

arctic tones

fresh green

culinary color

spring tones

provence country

crescent color

It’s so beautifully done, and so simple. Everyday its a new photograph with a new color palette.  Boom.

I often take out one of the colors – sometimes i feel like they can get cuckoo, but its such a good starting point that is so well curated.  

Had to share. And have to run.  

Nice job, Jessica.  Check it


  1. Cal

    LOVE that you just posted about this! A friend forwarded it along to me last night and I'm obsessed.

  2. That is fantastic and very inspirational. And so beautifully put together will def be using this tool.
    Thank you.

  3. Emily Henderson

    @cal that is such funny timing. Zeitgeist, i suppose.

  4. This is cra-cra. I just found out about design seeds two days ago and I have already spent hours there in search of the perfect green to paint our headboard. Love it!

  5. Oh, I love that site – it's been on my Google Reader list for some time now. So lovely.

  6. Kate

    Love the color combinations!!! But im dying to see the finished lake house . I must check 5 times a day if there is an update. Can't wait to see it!!

  7. Ann

    when does your new season start?

  8. Lindsay

    Hello Emily! Thank you so much for the great feature on Design Seeds! I wanted to clear up the fact that Jessica Colaluca is the Creator/Creative of Design Seeds … I work in Social Media for Design Seeds. We love your support, but would greatly appreciate if you could make that change! Thanks again!

  9. Noel

    I am also stuck on Design Seeds … she does such a beautiful job of pulling together color pallettes that simply inspire!

  10. elm

    They are all so womderful! What i need help with is knowing which one is just right. Any tips?