Today’s color inspiration is extra exciting because A) I LOVE this rich yet unexpected combination of burnt sienna, gold, peach, and taupe, and B) the image is part of a DIY post that shows you how to make your own styling board. I followed this exact tutorial to make a styling board of my own, and I use it all the time! You can see it used here, here, and here. If you’d like additional tips, read to the end of this post!
BURNT SIENNA #6A1605 / CHESTNUT #9A4B0E / YELLOW GOLD #CA9B3B
PEACH #F5D3C1 / TAUPE #E2D8CF
WHAT ARE THESE COLOR CODES? The “hex codes” above are provided as a courtesy for those customizing website colors or looking for general color inspiration. They are not based on paint or Pantone chips. Remember that ink on paper will never look the same as light on a screen. If you like a combination you see, we recommend saving the image and heading to your local hardware store to find paint chips that match. Digital colors will change depending on your phone/tablet/computer screen, so be sure to color match with real swatches. Also, I make up all the color names.
A Few Spackled Styling Board Tips:
I used more spackle (aka, premixed drywall compound) than I anticipated, so I had to make a second trip to the store. I recommend buying at least a size up from the mini container…just in case.
I got a little carried away spackling, so my layer was pretty thick. As it dried (and subsequently shrank) on my wood board, it actually made the wood bend. This isn’t a huge deal, but my board is no longer perfectly level. If you want to prevent this from happening, use your spackle sparingly.
My over-spackled board required a LOT of time to dry. I left it overnight and it was still a little tacky. It seriously took about 48 hours to dry completely!
The “white” spackle I used wasn’t a very bright white once it dried. So, I added some white acrylic paint and that helped brighten it up a bit.