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#010: Creating Polished Color Palettes + Using Bold Colors Successfully in Your Space

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Want to use bold colors but feeling intimidated? Cara gives you the scoop on how to build a color palette and how to know what works and what doesn't when incorporating bold colors in your home.

She breaks down the trick to color — which is using it intelligently and confidently and shares a color palette hack which will help you put together polished professional color palettes every single time.

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Cara hosts the Make Space Podcast and created Never Skip Brunch as an approachable space to empower women to DIY, tackle big projects, and design a home they love — without fear or intimidation.

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 related posts

Anchoring bold colors with A neutral — Curtain Styling

Using greenery in a space — My Office 

Repeating pops of color in a space — My Living Room

related resources

Monochrome Palette — Palm Springs Time Machine House ("Stay here" on Netflix)

Color Palette Building Resource: Color hunt

 

 

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We'll use powertools to create a chic house number planter box then fill it with a plant from ReRoot.

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DIY LINE ART — A seriously easy DIY to fill blank space in your home without adding a ton of color or visual complexity.

This DIY takes minutes and is great for adding just a little something to your wall.

Grab a pack of canvases and pick a word or phrase to write across the bottom 3rd of the canvas.

I used a pencil first and then traced over it with a sharpie.

Don't worry about it being perfect, it's supposed to be a handwritten imperfect vibe.

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Fabric sample freebies — where to get your fabric sample for your color palette hack

Hobby Lobby & JoAnn offer free samples of fabric.

Have them cut a square out of the corner of a pattern or print that you want to base your color palette off of.

Then you can take this free swatch to the paint store and match paint chips to it.

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EP 10 TRANSCRIPT

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Cara: 00:00 You are listening to the Make Space Podcast, episode number 10

INTRO: 00:23 Welcome to make space a home design show made to inspire you to create spaces you truly feel at home in Cara Newhart. Sits down with amazingly brilliant guests for conversations that dive deeper than pin worthy rooms to tease out the essentials of creating spaces that feed your soul and inspire your creativity from home design strategies to decor, advice to interior design, tips and tricks. These conversations help you dream up a beautifully lived in home. Cara is the designer and chief creative enthusiasts behind Never Skip Brunch. Her work has been featured in print publications like PEOPLE StyleWatch and Denver Style magazine as an influencer. Cara has collaborated with brands like Amazon, h and m, Twitter and Thrillist. Here's your host, Cara Newhart.

Cara: 01:19 Hello. Hello and welcome to episode number 10. We are officially in the double digits, which is super exciting. Um, let's dive into what's new this week. First things first, the pumpkin spice Latte is back. I'm drinking one right now and kind of sweating. Um, I mix it with like half regular coffee though cause it's just way too sweet but it is delicious. Tastes like fall. I feel like I'm getting ready for fall, which I said that last time. But um, the other exciting thing that is new is I have a DIY workshop coming up in Denver in September. It is officially live. You can grab a ticket if you're in Denver. It's on the 22nd and we're going to build this really cute, um, address number planter you get to use power tools. Um, I'm partnering up with this Super Cool store called ReRoot, which is like a plant store but like really cool, like very boho.

Cara: 02:19 And the Gal that runs it is like a plant goddess. She — just like I can kill any plant, she could probably keep any plant alive. So literally the perfect partnership because I'll teach everyone how to do the planter and she will teach everyone how to maintain the plants and keep them thriving. So I will link to that in the show notes if you want to join us. It is limited spots and we've already started selling tickets. So be sure to grab yours. If you're interested. I would love to meet you. Love to teach you how to use power tools. It's going to be so much fun. Okay, so let's dive into this episode. This one is so highly requested because I am a self proclaimed color & prints and I know a lot of you guys are interested in using bold colors in your space but just don't know where to start because color can be overwhelming.

Cara: 03:08 And learning how to use bold color can be intimidating. Like how do you know what works and what doesn't. So the trick really to color is choosing it intelligently and confidently. But that's hard to do if you don't really know where to start. So this episode is pretty involved, but I really wanted to give you guys like a designer perspective on color and really dive into like some rules for using bold colors that I've kind of established that are like my go to every time. Um, things and then even dive into like a little bit of color theory because I think when you understand like how colors work together, that's what's going to let you create really good palettes. So we'll talk a little bit about different color schemes and kind of what they can help you achieve in your home. And then I'm going to give you my huge color palette hack, which is so, so good.

Cara: 04:03 Like literally the trick to getting a professional palette every time without even thinking about it. Um, if you're not a designer, this is your go to process for creating a color palette because you literally can't go wrong. So this hack is an essential, so we will cover that at the end. Because I want to talk about like the theory first and the rules first because that's gonna help you kind of set up your frame of mind. And then when you learn the hack, it's like, okay, I totally get exactly how to use color. So let's first start with my three rules for using bold colors successfully in a space. So these are like tried into your rules. Just a mini checklist of anytime you're using a bright, fun color, things you want to make sure you have to make it look successful and polished. So number one is you want to anchor it with a neutral.

Cara: 04:56 So this is going to give your bright hues as sophisticated look. It gives, it creates like a cleaner palette so you can have pops of color and it doesn't look too busy. And too like visually overwhelming neutrals help create balance in your space and they allow it not to feel overwhelming, um, because if there's a lot of bright colors, they're competing. And so your brain's kind of like looking all of them and paying attention to all of them. Where if there's one bright color surrounded by like a neutral clean Palette, it's a lot more, um, luxurious and sophisticated looking than a ton of bright colors. So that's number one. And when you anchor with the neutral, that's going to be like a white a cream, even down to a beige, sometimes a brown, a black, and you want to make sure there's more of the neutral than there is of the color.

Cara: 05:47 So, like for example, I painted a big teal wall in my living room. Um, but I made sure first of all to paint the wall with all the windows. So there's not a lot of wall in terms of surface area. And second of all, I have these really tall like ceiling floor to ceiling curtains that are this creamy white, I'm in front of the wall. So they really like, um, break up that teal and there's a lot of the neutral going on. Plus it's just one wall. So that's kind of some tips as far as anchoring with a neutral. So number two is to add greenery to achieve balance. So greenery and plants have like a balancing effect on color. They keep the space feeling alive and fresh without feeling overly playful like a kid space or a kindergarten classroom. So greenery gives color context.

Cara: 06:39 If you think of where bright colors appear in nature, it's usually with some greenery like flowers in a field. Um, so bringing that inside greenery is going to make bright pops of color look like they belong. They have like this grounding effect because we're used to seeing bright colors surrounded by greenery. So it gives it context. It makes it make more sense versus just kind of like an overwhelming amount of color that our brains don't really see as natural, if that makes sense. Okay. Then my third rule is to repeat the pops of color. Third Year space. So this kind of consistency is going to make the space look planned and intentional. A space with consistent bold pops of color is going to feel way more cohesive and draw your eye around the room versus just one bold pop of color in your space becomes the focal point.

Cara: 07:32 Like your brain or your eyes automatically are caught by the bold pop and you're just kind of drawn to look at that. But if you have the same bold color throughout the room, it's going to lead your eye around the space and look a lot more cohesive. So if you are kind of like not committing, like say you have a bunch of tiny pups of a bunch of different colors, maybe because you're scared to commit and maybe cause you don't want to go big, this is not going to give you a polished and professional look. It's better to have one color in like larger amounts throughout the space versus a bunch of tiny colors. Um, because you're scared to like commit to having a big piece of color, if that makes sense. So commit to a color and then repeat it through your space. I did this with my living room when I just kind of refreshed it.

Cara: 08:24 Um, my living room like thank God I'm moving cause it never really got to where I wanted it to be because we had this like gross sectional. I mean it's not gross, but it's like black leather. I wanted something cute and upholstered and white, but like didn't work with a toddler. So my living room was never where I wanted it to be. But I did do like a refresh and I added in a bunch of pops of Teal and painted a teal wall and that like went far and above to really make the space look a lot more pulled together and sophisticated instead of being like the too cozy space that we just go hang it out in every day and ll just drags out all our toys. And um, yeah. So those are like my three rules for using bold colors in your space in a way that's going to be successful and gonna feel sophisticated versus just like super playful and Super Fun.

Cara: 09:15 So let's move on to color basics. So this is the part where if you are new to color and like let's say you haven't even ever taken an art class or they like made you paint a color wheel, um, this is kind of new stuff to grasp, but it's going to be really helpful in getting you in the right frame of mind. So you start to understand how colors work together because that's really what creates the mood in your space, is how the colors are interacting with each other. Um, and how you build that Palette. So the first thing you know about color is Hugh. So Hugh is the color of the pigment. So basically like red bright red is a hue. Um, so it's kind of like the basic element. Like we know we have the primary colors, you can mix them together to get the secondary colors and then you can mix those together to get like the tertiary, I think that's what they're called.

Cara: 10:10 Um, so like a blue green versus like a green and a blue. So we have like three rings basically. So who is the color of the pigment itself? And this is going to start out super pigmented, like you're just, you're bright, true color, um, and it's pretty intense, but then it can be made lighter, darker, or less intense. So this is where we take color from being bright and overwhelming and kind of dilute it a little bit to make it less eye catching and a little more soothing or kind of just set the mood in a space. So the first thing we can do with you is to change the value of the color. Basically all this means is we're changing the lightness and darkness of the color. So if we want to make the color lighter, we're going to add white. And this is called a tint.

Cara: 10:59 So for example, pink is just red with a little bit of white. Added Pink is actually a tint of red of the Hue red. So if you want the space to look lighter, add white to your hue, it's going to give you a tent. Then if you want it to look darker, we're going to add black or really, really dark brown. And this is called a shade. So if you want like more of a burgundy deep red, you can mix black in and it darkens the color. So now you see how you can start to take like a true bright red color, which would normally be very vibrant, very like overwhelming to our brain because we associate it with like blood and um, a lot of other things cause it is just like a bright, eye-catching color. Um, but you can make it lighter or darker and it gives you more of a relaxed effect in your space.

Cara: 11:54 Versus like a bright, vibrant red on the walls. So that's the value, the lightness and darkness. The second thing that we can do to color is change the intensity or purity of the colors. So this is basically like how bright or dull the color is. So we're not really changing the value, like it's not really getting any lighter or darker, but we can take that color and dull it down a little bit. Um, and then it's a little less overwhelming. So the way to dull of color down is take that intense Hugh, which is bright. It's like the pure color, like that bright red. And then we're going to mute or dull the Hugh, which means to basically add some gray in the mix. So let's talk about what gray is for a second. Basically gray is the result of two extreme neutrals. Like we have black and white.

Cara: 12:46 And when you mix them together, they make gray. So we have like a dark and a light. When we mix them together, they're this medium tone. So we're staying within this medium tone. But for orange, if we want to dull it down, we're not actually going to mix in an actual gray or going to create gray. So we're going to take two extreme neutrals, which means we're going to look opposite on the color wheel and look at what color is opposite of orange, which is blue. So if we add a little bit of blue to our orange, it's going to create a little bit of gray within that hue and it's going to dull the color down. So we're creating a little bit of gray and it's muting it and it's not making it lighter or darker. We're staying in that like middle tone, but it's making it Duller.

Cara: 13:36 So that is like the three main important things you need to know about color in terms of like if you don't want a big bold, bright hue, you are going to either lighten it, create a tent and add white darken it, which is a shade and adding black, or we're going to change the intensity and dull it down a little bit. So that's how we take those bright pigmented Hughes and kind of relax them a little bit so they can be used in a space without feeling overwhelming. So that was all the color theory I have for you. Let's move on to color schemes. So when we were talking about color schemes, basically we're thinking in color families like we're thinking of pairing like apparent color with little accent colors, like little kids. Um, so it is like a family in in some sense. And we want to pick colors that look cohesive and create like a vibe.

Cara: 14:35 So there's basically three color families or like three ways to group colors. So let's start with the calmest and then move up to like the boldest. So the Communist family is monochromatic. So this basically is, if you say you want to use bold color, you can pick a color that you really love, just one bold color and then stick to it through your space. So you're going to use one color throughout your space and use different values and intensities. So we're only picking one. Whew. Let's say we pick green and then we're going to use different values and intensities of that color. So lighter versions of the huge darker versions of the hue, like a minty green or a forest, olive green or, and then we're going to use like a dulled down version. So basically you're staying within one, whew, one pigment color, but then using lighter, darker and Dole versions.

Cara: 15:33 So this is the easiest color scheme to build because you don't really have to look outside one color. Um, if it's green, any kind of variation of a green, it fits in your scheme. So this you're going to really focus on building variety with different values and tones of one color. It's super popular for neutrals. It used to be a lot more popular for colors. Um, but neutrals, we see this a lot, whether it's like white or beige. Um, you've seen rooms that are probably all white, like super neutral, but there's a lot of texture. There's like some darker whites or there's some like yellow-y whites or you can have like a whole, you know, 10 throw pillows that are really textured and they're all white. But it still looks interesting and it still looks decorated. So that's kind of like how you would establish a monochromatic color palette is you really want to focus on the variety and then different textures and tones.

Cara: 16:37 So yeah, this used to be super popular in like the 1970s I'm a really good example is, I don't know if you've watched, it's called stay here. It's on Netflix and it's like, I'm like short term rentals. They like flip or fix up properties to be rentals. But there's one that it's like, I think the episode is like a 1970s time machine and literally it's in palm springs and every room is a different color and like a monochromatic vibe. So like the living room is all green and just like different shades of green, green carpet, like so great. And then the bedrooms like pink. So that's a really good example of monochromatic pallets besides just like a neutral white one. Cause I'd say that's the most common. Like it's not really popular anymore to have like a straight up green room, which you can, but it's not really like a livable space.

Cara: 17:29 It's more of like a like, you know, hotel lobby kind of vibe or like something where you'd go like enjoy it and it would be interesting, but it's not really something you're going to totally put in your house. You could put like a calmed down version of it. Um, and kind of focus on monochromatic with a lot of neutrals. But definitely Google, like stay here, episode the episode, that's the 1970s time machine and you'll see what I mean with this like insane pink bedroom. Okay. So the second family, second color scheme is an adjacent color scheme. So this one is kind of in the middle between like calmest being monochromatic. And when I say calmest, I mean like easiest to do and if you use neutrals it's gonna look super calm. Um, and then adjacents kind of in the middle. It has a little more activity and vibrancy going on between the colors.

Cara: 18:19 So this is basically where you're picking two to three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. So for example, you could pick blue, blue, green and green. So they're all neighbors on the color wheel. And this Palette's really easy to do because you just look at a color wheel and you just pick like three hues that are next to each other. So it's kind of a way for them to coordinate and it's, it doesn't take a lot of like really guesswork in figuring out which colors are close to each other. So when you are going to incorporate an adjacent Palette, you basically want to start by deciding on warm or cool colors. Like do you want reds, oranges, and yellows on the warmer side, or like green, blue and purple on the cooler side. Then you're going to pick one color, like say you like teal, and then you pick the colors next to it as accents.

Cara: 19:10 So like a green, and then like you could even go yellow or you could go like a blue green. Um, if you want to keep them really close. So this is good if you're a color lover because you can add other colors, even other bold colors, but they're gonna compliment that one bold choice. Um, but you do want to limit those additional colors to like one to two. Otherwise you're gonna start getting in the full rainbow, which is how a space starts to feel overly playful. So an example of an adjacent color scheme is my living room. My one bold color is teal. Then I have a ton of greenery in the space, which is like a green color. And then I even put in some yellow pillows. So we have green and blue and yellow, which are all next to each other on the color wheel.

Cara: 19:58 Um, because like blue and yellow makeup green, they automatically like work together, um, as a pallet. So adjacent color schemes are easy to do, not as easy as monochromatic because you're just picking one color. But Jason is kind of like the step up. So there's a little more vibrancy and activity in the space. Like there's more colors going on than just one color. And then the third color family, the third kind of scheme is a complimentary color scheme. So this is if you want a really dynamic and active vibe. So this is basically colors that are across from each other on the color wheel. So like we talked about before when we were mixing blue and orange to mute it down, um, this is just, you would take those colors and put them in this space together. So another examples, and green, purple and yellow, this scheme is more exciting.

Cara: 20:51 It's bold and rhythmic and all the colors are like interacting a little more because they're opposites on the color wheel. It doesn't look like they blend together like a monochromatic scheme or work together like an adjacent scheme. It's a little more like complimentary but a lot more vibrant, if that makes sense. So my tip for this is to avoid colors that are too intense. Like I wouldn't really put a bright orange and a bright blue together in your palette unless you really love both those colors and you're not afraid to go super bold. It'd be better to use like a burnt orange and a light blue or you know, different variations. Remember back to that tints and shades, um, lightening and darkening or dulling the hue. You can, you can take two colors and then lighten one dark and one, um, or dull one light in one.

Cara: 21:43 You know, so you're getting a, a different variation on a complimentary scheme versus like two intense colors. The reason is because if you pick two intense colors, like a bright orange and a bright blue, they're going to compete cause they're like equals like opposite but equal. So they're going to like compete with each other for attention versus complimenting each other or um, being monochromatic where it's just the same tone. So that is kind of a little insight into color schemes and how like that color theory we just learned about plays into them. So let's talk about creating a color Palette because at this point you're probably a little overwhelmed and you're like, well, how do I tend to Hugh? And like, I don't even really know, like, like it makes sense, you know, in your head. But then when it comes to applying it, it can be really hard to take this color theory and like put it into action.

Cara: 22:36 But luckily I have a color Palette hack. It's gonna change the game and, um, it's super easy. So the one thing I want to say about color palettes is there are some color combos that just always work like blue and white with what accents. Even like a super bright blue if you have white and wood like that is basically the denim of color schemes. Like how genes go with everything. Like you can't go wrong with that. So if you're in doubt, that's a good one. Going really neutral going black and white, like going beige and white. Those are all ones that are just going to work probably no matter what, but we're not really interested in playing it safe. We're interested in learning how to use those bold colors together. So my color Palette hack to get you a professional palette without thinking about it is so easy.

Cara: 23:30 You guys just choose a fabric that has a color combo you like and then match colors to this sample. Basically you're just letting the fabric sample guide you. You can look at the sample, um, to think about proportions of the different colors. Like say it is a striped pattern and there's like a really wide neutral creamy stripe and then a small blue stripe and a small green stripe and another blue stripe. Like you can see how like the big main color in the whole pallet is that neutral white and then the different proportions are different thicknesses of the stripe, like how often they show up. That could show you like, okay, here's my main color, here's my accent color, here's how much of it I need in this space. Basically this is a super genius way to never go wrong with the color Palette because you're not starting from scratch, picking a color and then trying to figure out what goes with it.

Cara: 24:24 You're literally letting like a professional designer, a professional artists put together this color Palette for you. Like they designed this pallet when they design the fabric and they know how to use color, like they are well versed in color theory and all of that. So as long as you pick a fabric with a palette, you really are drawn to and like evokes the mood or vibe you want in the space. All you have to do is match your colors to the fabric sample. It does not even have to be like a fabric that you're going to actually use in the space. Um, it just has to be a fabric that has a pallet that you want to use. So that is my genius hack. It's literally so easy, but it will not lead you astray. Okay, so now you have your color Palette. And then just two quick tips for like using your color palate in your space.

Cara: 25:15 One, if you like it, use it. If you like a color, put it in your house. It doesn't matter when it comes down to it, like all the rules of design, the reality is like you are living in this space. So while like design rules can really help you, you know, create something aesthetically pleasing. If you love it, use it. Like don't, you can break the rules. You're not a designer, you didn't take a vowed like stay true to color theory. Use It if you love it. And my second tip is to use a cohesive pellet throughout your home. So pick a palette for your whole house. Um, because that's a super easy way to get an instant professional vibe because it is going to make your whole house feel put together. It's going to help when you transition between rooms. You're not going to have that like green living room and all of a sudden we're walking into this pink bedroom and it's kind of like a shock.

Cara: 26:12 Like Whoa, that was a total total change. It helps transition well so it helps all your spaces flow. It's especially important if you have an open concept space because the whole space feels cohesive. Um, and then even if you have like, let's say you have three colors in your palate, you can change up the main and accent color between rooms. So if you went with like that blue, green and yellow look like in one room, let's say blue is the main color. And so your room is very blue and then green and yellow are the accents. So then let's say when you walk into the next room, yellows the main color and now the blue and the green are the accents. So that's going to really help you create a cohesive home. So if you're feeling like your home's not cohesive because your color palettes like different in each room, set one palette for your home and then kind of change up the accent and main colors within that same palette.

Cara: 27:06 This is also fun because then all your decor kind of goes together. So when you want to like redecorate or like make a space feel fresh, like you could just take your throw pillows from your bed and put them on the couch and flip them. So like now it feels new but everything still works together cause it's the same color. So my goal in teaching you all this was to make bold colors feel way less intimidating. I know we really dove into some serious color theory and some really like technical things about color schemes, but I think it's going to help you in terms of like creating a palliate in your home and, and feeling confident and intelligent about color because that's basically what's going to help you use colors successfully. The only trick is using it confidently and using it intelligently. Knowing what vibe you want to create and kind of knowing how to achieve that.

Cara: 28:01 So I hope this color segment was super helpful for you. I will link some examples of different schemes in the show notes and be sure to reach out with any questions like use the feedback form, which is just never skipped. brunch.com/talk and you can ask all your questions. I am happy to help you. Um, even like look at paint samples and be like, um, nope, try this or do this or whatever. Um, cause it's not that hard. And I, I love helping you guys and I love helping you learn because the reality is like if I can teach you how, then you are now empowered to like do it yourself and be confident. And like that feeling is really what I want to like establish for everyone. I want everyone to be able to be confident and feel empowered really to create like a beautiful home on their own and not feel like they are lost or having to hire someone to really get, um, the home of their dreams. So that's it for color.

#OBSESSED: 29:07 hashtag obsessed.

Cara: 29:12 So what I'm loving this week — um, you may have seen on my stories, but it is line art. So basically if you need some really simple DIY art, I already kind of talked about like watercolors and how I was doing like abstract watercolors for DIY wall art, but what's even easier as a canvas. And then you basically just write like a phrase or word, um, in cursive, like across like the bottom third of the canvas to make line art. And it takes like five seconds. So easy. So the reason I was doing this is because we had to like clean and styler house to have photos taken so it can get listed on the market. But my house is totally unfinished. Like I have so many projects that I just never got around to. And the two years that we've lived here, I had a long ways to go.

Cara: 30:06 So there was a lot of like walls that were just empty and boring. Um, and I wanted something up there, but I didn't want necessarily like a ton of color. I wanted something that I could just hang on one tiny nail, um, and that would fill the space and add like a little texture and a little interest but not be really involved, really expensive or take me a lot of time. So basically I just got like a pack of canvases from the craft store and it was like five, two a pack for, I wanna say they were on sale for like 10 bucks, so like two bucks a canvas and then just wrote like first op, first in pencil and then traced to in sharpie like a cursive word. So I will link these in the show notes, but they're so easy, like, especially if you feel like you're handwriting, if you don't get someone else to write it for you.

Cara: 30:58 Um, but really it's not supposed to look perfect. Like it's supposed to kind of look like handwritten and kinda have some personality. So don't stress about making it perfect, but this is a really good way to like add some decor would be great for a dorm room because you could literally, um, do like a little gallery wall of them or have your friends write them, which would be cute. They hang up on like those 3M like little hooks really easily cause the canvases are super light. And then I just use like a tiny nail, um, like a little Brad Nail. And then I just balance the middle of the canvas on the nail. So I don't have any kind of like hardware on the back. Um, but yeah, it's super cute if you need some, if you have some walls to fill and you don't necessarily want it to look cluttered, like a lot of wall decor, you know, adds visual interest. So it, there's something going on with it. But this is like very minimal, very, very chic. You can customize it. You could do names anyway. It's just like a genius cheap. But she decor thing and you know, I'm all about those.

WAIT, WHAT?: 32:13 Wait, what?

Cara: 32:13 So my Wait, What? For this week is potentially not that exciting if you know this already, but craft stores like hobby lobby, JoAnne and I guess not Michael's, they don't have fabric, but craft stores let you take a sample of fabric. Like you can have them cut you out a little of the fabric to take with you, which is something that I did not know. I always tried to bring in like paint swatches and other nonsense to like match them to fabrics or take a picture of it. But you can actually have them just cut you out a little square. So if you didn't know this trick, uh, that is how you get your fabric swatch for your color palette. Super easy.

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NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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