Have you ever wondered if the colors you want to paint your living room will work with your current couch and pillows? How about matching colors for scrapbook page supplies to your photos? Here are 6 tools that you can use for FREE to match any color and come up with great color combinations to decorate, craft, and create with!

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1. Scrapbook.com Color Tool

This tool is awesome because you can upload your photos and it will help pick colors of products you should use for making your scrapbook pages. You can totally use it for other things though, like matching your couch to your living room decor, for example. Here's a video I made on how to use this tool – oh and it's free!

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2. Color Design Pamphlets at the Paint Counter  

Pick up or just browse the latest pamphlet from the paint chip area at your local hardware store to see the latest in color trends and palettes from leading designers. It's free! Plus, many stores have online paint matching tools for free, like this one from Home Depot.

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3. Color Scheme Pins on Pinterest

You can now search Pinterest easier than ever and that means you can find amazing boards ful of color schemes to follow and use as inspiration. Here's a link to mine: Jennifer's Color Inspiration Board on Pinterest. 

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4. Color Throwdown Blog & Other Challenge Blogs

There's a whole blog about color challenges and schemes? Well, there are a few but this one does a great job of it and they have been doing it for YEARS. They create their own color schemes and they are updated weekly, since 2009! Color Throwdown Blog 

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5. Big Huge Labs 

Upload any photo and this tool will create a color palette for ya. For free! Big Huge Labs

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6. Adobe Kuler Color Wheel  

And you thought Adobe only made expensive software… Check out this virtual color wheel, that you can use for free, to help you in designing your next craft masterpiece! Adobe Kuler Color Wheel


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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