Is it time for all or part of your house to get a fresh coat of paint? Not sure what colors you want to use or how they’ll look when painted on a wall? Here is a helpful tip that lets you get an idea of what the color will look like before you invest in a do-it-yourself project or hire a professional.
There are several paint companies that have online programs that allow you to preview their colors. In this post we’ll look at the Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer that allows you to use their existing scenes or upload your own photos. You can then choose paint colors for different substrates in each scene and then get a nice visual of what the colors will look like.
Choose which colors you like from your photo:
Compare different colors in the same scene to see which option you like better:
If you want to see colors offered by different brands, you can check out their official websites for similar color previewing programs. For example, Benjamin Moore has their Personal Color Viewer and Behr has their ColorSmart program. Each of these sites provide a user friendly interface that allows you to see how colors will look in various room styles as well as exteriors.
When you are satisfied with the look you want, you can stop by your local paint store and pick up a sample quart to test it out first. But what if you like a color from Benjamin Moore but want to use Behr paint? Simple, bring a color swatch or color number from the Benjamin Moore palette to the store where you are buying Behr paint and they can do a color match. Many professional paint stores and home supply stores will already have the formula on file for most paint brands.
Now you can capture that perfect color and beautify your home with it! Happy painting!
About the author: Sean Gilliam is a Realtor® with RE/MAX Alliance in Northern Colorado and is a Certified New Home Specialist™. Sean can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 970-313-6706. For additional articles see Sean’s blog or to search for properties see his web page.
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