Artist Shawn Huckins’s Paint Chip Series may look like scenes painted directly onto the paint chips from your local home improvement store, but a closer look would reveal incredible, full-scale paintings. These paint swatch mimics are so exacting in their layout that they give a spark to the ordinary happenings painted onto them. The warm hues create a relaxing, unexpected background for the viewer, allowing a meaningful connection with the colors that we choose to decorate our living spaces with.

In these acrylic and enamel paintings, Huckins stages everyday objects and people against commonplace items. With this juxtaposition, the implications of our consumer culture and realistic photos resonate with a trick of the eye. Oh, and they also create a super artistic and totally hip color block style that we LOVE.

What do you think of this paint chip-inspired series? Let us know in the comments.