November 13th, 2015

Colors From Mexico


The new Colortopia™ exhibit from Glidden® is an interactive color experience at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World® Resort. We’re celebrating its November 13th opening with a series of posts inspired by the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot.


Colors and Textures in Mexico, photo by Justina Blakeney


One question that I get asked very often is, “where do you find inspiration?” My answer is always travel—this summer I gleaned a ton of Mexican paint inspiration from my trip to Mazatlán. When I’m in a new place and I’m slightly outside of my comfort zone, my senses are very alert and open to absorbing all that’s around me: the different smells, tastes, sounds and of course, colors. From the rustic earth tones in the city walls to the majestic blue of the pacific, I felt paint inspiration all around me. (For similar colors to the above try Corn Moon paired with Antique White).


Colors and Textures in Mexico, photo by Justina Blakeney


To paint a room that feels like the Mexican Pacific, try Marine Blue.


Colors and Textures in Mexico, photo my Justina Blakeney


Just walking around the city there is so much paint inspiration to be had! I remember walking up to this window in Mazatlán, mesmerized by this simple (and gorgeous) palette of color and texture. It would be a perfect color selection for a kitchen, don’t you think? For a similar combo try painting your walls Saddle Tan and then adding a rustic trim with Awning Stripe Green.


Colors and Textures in Mexico, photo my Justina Blakeney


I gasped out loud when I saw this pretty blue trim (for a similar trim color, try Deep Sapphire Blue)! I loved the freehand nature of the trim too, and the way it looked against the pale pink (try Lotus Blossom) and the darker terracotta color (try Charred Clay for a similar vibe).


Wall with vine in Mexico


Not every vignette that I found inspiring was a bright color though. This wall, also in Mazatlán, was a light grey and played beautifully as a backdrop for a collection of Mexican folk art, tools and cascading vines. (For a similar color, try Nova White).


Beautiful Painted wall, Mexico


Of all the color inspiration I found, this was probably my favorite. This wall with three stripes would be so pretty in an interior, don’t you think? The pale rust color paired with a gold and jade green is such a perfect combination that feels both rustic and modern. For a similar look, try pairing Saddle Tan with Fool’s Gold and Awning Stripe Green. Now it’s your turn, where do you find your paint inspiration?

Read more posts inspired by Epcot or learn about the Colortopia exhibit.

This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.

Categories: Inspired by Epcot