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I am asked ALL the time if I have access to programs that would show a client an interior or exterior paint color before they commit. Until recently, the only option was to get out the ol’ color pencils and their house drawings and show them an approximation of what their paint colors will look like on their home. No more!
Sherwin Williams just upgraded the Color Visualization tool to include the option to upload your own photos! What’s more, you can decide which surfaces you wish to “paint” and leave the rest as-is. So, if you want a new wall color and a new ceiling color, but you wish to leave your trim the color it is now, you can select the areas you wish, and choose a color for each of them. It’s really fun to play around with! You can then save your photos and paint scenarios for future reference. While Benjamin Moore also offers this service, their tool comes with a small fee. There is no charge for the Sherwin Williams tool.
You’ll find the tool here; give it a try and leave a comment for me. I would love to know what you think!
And, don’t forget Sherwin Williams FREE Colorsnap iPhone application; you can snap a photo of any color, and this app will match it to a Sherwin Williams color! What a handy tool – now you can be inspired anywhere and anytime, and find a way to match the colors you love.
Do you have trouble selecting a paint color for the interior or exterior of your home? You’re not alone! I do dozens of paint color consultations every year. Many of my clients just want help to make sure they select a color they can live with. They don’t even need a painter, as they plan to paint their home themselves. They just need HELP! Of course, I’m happy to help anyone select a paint color – just give me a call. However, if you want to do a little pre-consultation shopping, or you want to take a crack at making your own paint selection, here are some resources that may help you out.
Sherwin Williams has a Color Vizualizer on their site; this great tool allows you to select from 1500 colors, select a room or exterior photo, and see what the color looks like on that photo! While this experience isn’t fool proof, due to computer monitor differences and the fact you aren’t viewing the color in your own home, it should get you started in the right direction. See it here: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/visualizer/.
Benjamin Moore takes this concept one step further by allowing you to upload your own digital photos, and paint your OWN room! See the Personal Color Viewer here: http://tinyurl.com/5jr35b. Again, this isn’t fool-proof process, but it can get you started in the right direction.
If you have a favorite color-selecting tool, please post it in the comments section – I’m always looking for fun new tools! Have fun selecting your new paint color. And, call me if you need me! 🙂