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How to select, mix and match paint colors like a pro, Pt1

Paint Color SelectionIn the “old” days, painting the inside of your home meant going down to the paint store, selecting a light-colored shade of paint for the walls and ceiling and something with a little color for any trim.  It was somewhat hit and miss, and you never felt like you ended up with a job that was truly inspiring.  Today, a variety of paint-selection tools put the power at your fingertips and let you create an amazing, customized living space.

This is the first of two posts on choosing paint colors with the help of modern technology.  Here we’ll look at an app that makes color matching a snap; the Zillow Diggs’ home design and paint color photo collage; and the Pinterest pages of leading paint manufacturers Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.  You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to select the most awesome color combinations for your next interior painting job.

ColorSnap

Have you ever looked at something and thought, “I would love to have that color for the trim in my dining room!”?  Now it’s possible with ColorSnap from Sherwin Williams.  An ingenious smartphone app lets you download colors in the real world and create paint-color swatches from them.

Just find a color that grabs you, take a picture of it and quickly find the Sherwin Williams paint colors that match it.  You can add these colors to your personal color palette and see them in combination with other colors so you’ll know what a paint job will look like before you make the first brush stroke.

Zillow Diggs

To customize a room with your unique personality, you need more than a wash of white and a few splotches of color.  Until now, the problem has been looking at a room and trying to imagine it as an end result after painting.  Zillow Diggs solves this problem by letting you see an endless combination of colors that instantly appear in a vast catalog of more than 100,000 room designs.

On the Design Ideas for Your Home page, click the Color button and you’ll see that color and its subtle variants in “real time” in actual room settings.  The color matching application uses a color palette from Sherwin Williams to show you matching paint chips from the primary colors within any photo you choose.  It’s fun and easy interior design done from the comfort of your own home.

Pinterest for all the colors of your world

Paint Color SelectionThe Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore Pinterest pages are flooded with color concepts for every aspect of your life.  Each page vividly demonstrates how color can be innovatively applied to virtually every area and object within your home.

Additionally, both pages contain plenty of paint color ideas and philosophy, all presented through gorgeous photos.  It won’t take long browsing through what Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have to say about color before you’ll start feeling like a real color expert yourself.

Our next post will take up where this one left off and provide you with more ways to create and manage paint color for any home project you undertake.

After you’ve designed the perfect color scheme for your interior painting job, let the pros at Franklin Painting make your vision a reality.  Call 877-646-7774 and tell us what you want to accomplish.  Or you can request your free estimate here.

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