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Social Media Swag

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

Hi everyone! This week I'm blogging from somewhere in Europe! I'll tell you more about that next week. Can you guess where I am?

For now, I'm here to talk about my job as intern for the Southern Institute of Faux Finishing! Specifically, I want to give you the inside scoop on how I create those oh-so-satisfying posts that you see on our Instagram every #ColorMixingMonday!

Step 1: Choose the main color.

I don't spend particularly long on the first step. I usually just walk into our beautiful storefront and am instantly inspired! Jolie Paints are so beautiful, I find new inspiration in them every day.

Step 2: Choose a color scheme!

We love Pinterest. There's so much to gather ideas from, especially when it comes to interior design and DIY projects. For Step 2, I simply search for photos that include my chosen main color. For example, if I had chosen Marigold, I would search "jolie paints + marigold + interior design." After finding this initial image, I screengrab a few more images that I think represent the color scheme well. I like to have at least one natural element in every moodboard.

Step 3: Get mixing!

This is my favorite part! It's so relaxing! After I've chosen what we like to call an "inspiration interior image," I set to work mixing both the main color and my other chosen Jolie Paints hues to create the exact colors I need to make the color scheme I need. I use this great table arm, which clamps onto the table and holds my iPhone in place. It makes getting videos of each mix a breeze.

Step 4: Make the color card.

For this, I just take a small paint brush and brush my chosen mixes onto the Jolie color card in an order that I think is attractive. Then, I snap a pic with my iPhone!