Ok, perhaps I’m a little behind the times on this one, but I recently discovered Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams, and I’ve got to admit, it’s pretty darn addictive! With this fun little tool, you can turn any picture into a Sherwin-Williams paint palette using over 1500 Sherwin-William paint colors. Simply create an account, pin the “Chip It” button onto your toolbar, and viola! You’re ready to start chipping. Here are some palette examples from a few of my favorite interiors…

Joe Nye Living Room

This is a living room designed by the eclectic L.A. interior designer and party planner, Joe Nye. I love the neutral base of grays and the layered pops of color.

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I LOVE the bright colors that make up this room! Somehow, it all seems to come together to create something elegant, beautiful, and fun. This living room is from the Doheny Estate, designed by one of my favorite designers, Kelly Wearstler.

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This is a living room I had “pinned” on Pinterest via Tumblr. I usually wouldn’t go for such a modern look, but mixed in with this modern furniture is such an airy, old-world feeling. I love the natural woods, the old brick, and the pops of color. (and I love Sherwin-Williams “Ablaze”! It’s not quite red, not quite salmon, but just right.)

If you’ve now become addicted to Chip It! like me, you’ll be happy to know that Apartment Therapy is having a Chip It! Challenge! Simply “chip” your favorite vacation photo, upload it to your favorite photo sharing website, “pin it” onto Pinterest with hashtag #chipit in the description, enter the URL of the pin into the Apartment Therapy Chip Challenge form, and you’re done! Challenge ends on July 20, 2012, 11:59 ET. For a little inspiration…

Dubrovnik, Croatia. #chipit

Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Dubrovnik, Croatia. #chipit

Also Dubrovnik.

Ambergris Caye, Belize. #chipit

Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Not get chipping and good luck!