Green Paint Colors

Remember when I blogged about the Chip It! tool from Sherwin-Williams?

Well, I’ve been eye ballin’ the green paint colors in my inspiration photo for a few years now…

…so I thought I’d do a little experiment. I got a $5 sample pot of the color Dill (SW 6438)…

…and painted it onto the lid of an old jar I found at a local flea market last week…

Not bad, eh?

I’m looking forward to using various shades of green in my home office, and my new Dill jar (no pun intended) will definitely come in handy in there! If you’re obsessed with paint colors as much as I am interested in installing the Chip It! tool, just drag and drop the Chip It!¬†bookmarklet below up into your toolbar:

Literally use your cursor to click and hold that little blue button all the way up to the top of your computer screen (right below where you type in a website address) and then let go.

After that, it’s super easy to use. Just click on the words “Chip It!” to activate it. When it’s ready to go, a big blue badge will appear in the upper left hand corner of your computer screen:

Hover over the photo you want to “chip”, and then click on the smaller Chip It! button (on top of your inspiration photo) to see the paint palette Sherwin-Williams suggests.¬†Need visual instructions? Just click the play button below to watch a video that shows step-by-step instructions on how to use/install it:

Inspired by the colors in my Chip It! card, we went with a green/gray/white color combo in our mini master bathroom re-do, and I look forward to sharing some pics and a post about it this week when we’re done!

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  1. Lisa Frank says

    I have been playing with the Chip It tool for the past few weeks and, although I really *want to* love it, I’ve not been having good luck with it. It seems like 90% of the photos I roll over come up with a somewhat random color selection and many times the dominant colors in the photo are not even represented! Chip It tends to pull very minor colors or colors from the background instead of the foreground. I even just tried it on a photo of a mint green necklace with a pure white background and Chip It pulled up grey, black, yellow {from the teensy gold clasp?} and an off-color of green.

    Is there some trick to it I don’t know about? Do you have to wave the cursor over a specific area on the photo to get it to work more effectively?

    • Susan says

      Ditto Lisa Frank’s experience and feelings! Wanted to love the tool and still love the concept but, except for a very few “chips”, the palettes I get seem way off. Dominant colors do not show up; some colors show up repetitively.

  2. says

    Hi Layla,
    What a great idea to paint the top of that jar! I have the exact same bird, I bought it at a thrift store a few years ago. I was wondering if you know anything about it? mine has a number on the bottom and that’s all. I really just bought it because I liked it but I always like to know the history of these things.

  3. Kris B says

    Wow, that’s almost an exact match! I’ve played with the tool a little bit but now I must take a picture of my chair in my living room to get some paint colors! Maybe finally I can settle on a wall color.

  4. says

    Wow, what a wonderful little tool. What Pinterest did for visual inspiration, Sherwin Williams has done for painting! Thanks for sharing!
    BTW, I also have been crushing on different green paint colors for awhile, but haven’t been able to settle on the perfect shade!

  5. says

    by the way, this chip it thing is AMAZING! ever since i saw this on your blog yesterday, i’ve been using it non stop . SO helpful!! Thanks again for sharing Layla! :)

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