My Colortopia

By Kate Riley December 1, 2011

Hello everyone, and thanks so much to all of you who submitted your tablescapes to the link party yesterday, over 175 submissions (including emails) wow! It’s going to be nearly impossible to choose winners, there are so many beautiful holiday tablescapes to inspire.  I’m having so much fun looking at all of them, there is so much talent out there! The panel of judges will be reviewing them this week and narrowing it down to award those great prizes very soon.    

Meanwhile, I want to share my new writing job and where you’ll find me once a month.  The newly launched My Colortopia blog is a brand new source of inspiration for you and there’s a fabulous lineup of bloggers on board who will be sharing their personal experiences and insights on all things paint and color.   

 my colortopia blog 

The site is designed to inspire readers with tips and tricks to decorating with color and to inspire us all to live a colorful life! I’m so happy to be a member of the team because I can’t think of anything more fun than talking about two of my favorite subjects: paint and color. You’ll find two of my articles published already. This month’s Christmas Colors: There Are No Rules shares some thoughts on traditional versus non traditional colors of Christmas.  

 vintage ornaments


You’ll also find last month’s article Look to Nature discussing the psychological effects of color and sharing some inspiration from the great outdoors. 

I’ll be sure to update you all whenever there’s a new article and you’ll find me there once a month so hop on over and take a look!


** I have partnered with Glidden/ Akzo Nobel Paints to participate in the My Colortopia program but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.



  1. Hi,
    My Colortopia! What a great concept!
    I’ve just tried to subscribe to “My Colortopia” and, though you have every subscription option under-the-sun, you don’t offer subscriptions by email. I follow almost all of the bloggers and you all do offer this option on your own blogs. Will email subscription be offered at some later time?
    As well, leaving a comment on My Colortopia’s home page doesn’t offer the email option.
    Hopefully, email subscription will be coming soon. I’m going to follow manually but it would be sooooo much easier to follow via email.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

  2. I dont’ know if it’s just my computer but I just tried to go and look at all of the tablescapes from yesterday and I can’t go to any of them. We can still look at them even tho the linky is closed right?

    • Sure Laura! Click on the hyperlink (the title of the article “Tablescape Link Party, etc.” and they will all be revealed!

  3. Kate this is so exciting! Of course color is my life and I will love reading your new blog!

    Please Come and enter the 1st of Twelve Days of Holiday giveaways from Dovecote Decor! It is stunning!

    Art by Karena

  4. This is incredible, and such a genius idea. I’m looking forward to another slice of inspiration from you on this new blog. Best of luck, and can’t wait to read more. :)

  5. Congratulations, Kate! Sounds fun and you are perfect for this project. I look forward to reading it!

  6. I couldn’t see a way to subscribe to the Colortopia blog? I would like to get emailed when there are new postings….congrats on your new venture!

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