Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Color Swatch Wall Art

My room has been... well... lacking in interesting things on the walls. 

Color swatch wall art

So I have known about this for a bit of time, but had no way to do it at the cat house (due to the shoe wall). However, now that I can... attack.

Over 800 Color swatches collected
Color swatch wall art

Instead of going straight into the wall, which would leave me with the nightmarish time of filling the thousands of holes or massive painting when I move, Martin gave the idea of mounting it to poster board first. So on the way home we made a quick trip to Staples, and acquired the needed stock (22x48 if you wanted to know). 

Once we got home we organized the colors that were going to be used
Color swatch wall art

and then really organized the colors. 
Color swatch wall art

What the spread of colors on the table did not show was the stack of the whites, grays, and blacks. I decided that the last two panels that I would make would be in gray scale. What I didn't realize is that there are quite a few swatches that all use one of those colors to describe it [think heather gray, or white rose]. So I decided that if a swatch had one of those descriptors in it, I would use it in one of the last panels. Gray scale just became... huescale?

From then on it was just a matter of positioning, and gluing all of the colors to the poster board. 
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The collection after the first day
Color swatch wall art

Now I wont burden you with all of the swatch boards, but you know where to find them [NOW YOU REALLY DO]

Each of these boards took me about an hour and a half to prep and glue, so find some good music/audio book (I chose audio book, Game of Thrones). 

A few days later (tried to get at least one done a night) I mounted what I had to my wall. 
Color swatch wall art

I was very stoked at the change that just that was able to give, and really couldn't wait to see the final layout. 

After over 24 hours of prep, gluing, and mounting I finally finished my color wall.
Color swatch wall art

If you have the wall space, or want to make just one board I would highly recommend it, it was awesome fun. I really do think that this was one of the more interesting (as well as one of my favorite) transformations that I have ever done; after all, there really is nothing better than turning a room from bland to blatantly fantastic for around $20. 

-'till next time