It’s easy to fall back on your go-to decorating hues: Soft gray has provided a neutral backdrop on your walls since 2010, and that cozy chartreuse duvet has seen you through at least three relationships. But, by sticking to your trusty shades, you miss out on the rest of the color spectrum, a condition we sympathetically call a “color rut.” The good news is we know how to break out of it. Next time you’re trolling your favorite decor blogs or drooling over your BFF’s Paris pics, pay attention to the photos that make you pause — their unique color combination could set the tone for your next home revamp.
To get you started, we've come up with 15 ways to step out of your color comfort zone — and for your perusing pleasure, we’ve added the Sherwin-Williams Chip It!® tool to every photo. It allows you to instantly pull an image's color palette, using more than 1,500 of the paint brand's gorgeous hues. All you have to do is click (or shall we say “chip”) the pics that make you swoon. Get ready to break free from the colors that bind you.