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.
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).
To paint a room that feels like the Mexican Pacific, try Marine Blue.
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.
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).
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).
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?
This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.