2.10.2012

a week in paint chips.

I've always had a bit of a paint chip fetish. When I was little, my dream job was to be the person who named the paint colours. (what can i say? i dream big.) Whenever we took a trip to the interior shop, you could always find me standing in front of that big wall of paint chips. Awestruck, I'd gaze up at the plethora of colours, picking swatches to my heart's content.

Years later, not a whole lot has changed. I continue to obsess over new hues daily, paint chips are forever scattered across my crafting space, and let's be honest - I still want to be that person who names the swatches. This past week, I documented each weekday in paint chips.







(these two film photos by my crazy-talented friend keila)


This may become an obsession, if it wasn't one already. Which of the colour schemes is your favourite?

xo
abbey

30 comments:

  1. this is amazing, abbey! i like them all!

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  2. yes! the "goodnight moon" is my favorite. i've spent hours upon hours doing this sort of thing for the past year or so. isn't it just so much fun? i love getting to have my say in the art world. great post. definitely a favorite :))
    -jocee <3

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  3. i'll name them with you. my favorite is "a dry patch." love that orange.

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  4. goodnight moon or dry patch are def. my favs. My dad is a builder so he has this huge book of paint chips and I love going through and reading all the dreamy names. ;)

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  5. This is GORGEOUS! What an incredibly creative idea! I love it! :D I want to do this sometime. The first three combinations are my favorites. :)

    kailyn

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  6. I love this idea Abbey! I'll definitely be trying that in my notebook. (:

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  7. This is such a fun idea. I'd love to try it out in my journal sometime.

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  8. Believe it or not, I've always wanted to name the paint colors. I've made bookmarks out of paint chips, and stored so many ideas of inspiration in my head...I'm definitely going to try this out :)
    xoxo//simi

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  9. What an awesome idea! My favorite is "collecting pinecones". You girls at Fernweh are so creative! :)

    I'll have to try this! You know what's funny? When my parents went shopping last week I asked them to get me paint chips for crafting purposes and they didn't because they didn't want to pick them up when the weren't going to buy paint! I'll have to pick them up on my own :)

    Abbie /// XOXOX

    P.S. I used to want to name nail polish colors!

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  10. well worn toms are the best.
    :)

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  11. that camera in the grass is my favorite shot♥
    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  12. I like "collecting pine cones" and "midnight moon". :)

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  13. So loverly! Your ideas never cease to amaze me. :)

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  14. Abbey, you are so creative!!! I absolutely loooove this!! Genius.

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  15. I really, really love this idea! :) Stunning photos, by the way.

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  16. oh my goodness, I love this! paint chips are my favorite. I love looking at all the names :)

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  17. I love this! I may have to do this next week... I love the "A Dry patch" one.

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  18. those are brilliant! so very lovely ♥

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  19. I absolutely love this! All of them are so straight on . . . you should do posts on this more often. :)

    Yours truly,
    Caitie

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  20. late winter walks.
    yes, please.

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  21. I used to collect paint chips, mostly for the array of pretty colours, but i always loved some of the imaginative names.

    And your idea of documenting your days in paint chips is quite brilliant and a joy to look at.

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  22. Genius. I love it. :) I never thought about the person who names the paint chips before.
    lovely.

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  23. I love the one called Goodnight Moon...it's so beautiful. :)

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  24. Whoa. I seriously LOVE this. Like, really really. Colors make me so happy!!

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  25. This is such a genius idea! I love the color swatches for Goodnight.

    I've seen this thing on Tumblr lately. People write poems or a couple lines on a color swatch (or chip) and post it to Tumblr or wherever. I thought that it was a cute idea.

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  26. I have always had a penchant for paint chips, too. :) I rob the racks whenever I go someplace with them. :) this is such a cool idea--love the "goodnight moon" one.

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