Home palettes based on nerdy fandoms: Would you choose carpet that matches Worf's hair?

By on Feb 3rd

I do love Adventure Time, Cartoon Network's bizarro young adult show about a boy adventurer in the Land of Ooo. When I found Dan Toth's episodic color palettes, I was inspired! What great collections of colors! If you're hemming and hawing over new colors for your home, let's try taking our inspiration from nerdaholic teevee.

Imagine it: How much would you enjoy the subtle, subconscious reminder of your favorite fandom in your reupholstered couch or your spray-painted crafty project? GENIUS!

I used Colour Lovers to do the same with a few other nerdy loves: Star Trek, Harry Potter, Firefly, and Doctor Who. Oh, and wait until you see the My Little Pony palette.

Bronies, start your engines!

Screenshot from Star Trek episode Journey's End, courtesy Fashion It So.

Oh TNG. You are the 90est of Star Treks. Nothing is a true hue. Everything is a little…mustardy. Still, you provide a surprisingly good base for a palette with a desert feel:

Including colors like "tannin" and "fertile earth", picked from the rich sources of Worf's hair, the Cardassian's bodysuit, and that dude's sweet orange pants, this is truly an earthy palette.

SO. Harry Potter! This is my favorite cover of the series:

And it is ready for palettizing!

Ooh. Summery. I think this is asking to inspire a bathroom.

Okay, and I'm not a Whovian (yet!), but Ariel requested a Tardis-y palette. I think this is pretty nice:

Use the light, barely-lavendar as a base, be liberal with the deep purple touches, and less-liberal with the "beyond horizons" blue, and I think you've got a remarkable Doctor Who-based colorway.

How about some magic from My Little Pony? Specifically, we'll be focusing on Apple Jack's palette, which is totally faithful and strong and could make for a killer livingroom.

AHHHHHHHHH that turned out so well! Way to go, Ponies.

Okay, last one: a little Firefly love:

I think Colour Lovers is going in my toolbox for future fun projects. If you want to make your own palettes, protips: start with googling for screenshots of your property, and pick a good one. If you can't find something you like, grab a screenshot from Netflix or a DVD — or even search for comic books!

Nerds, start your browsers and show me the palettes you make in the comments!