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How to Select, Mix & Match Paint Colors like a Pro, Pt2

Choosing paint colors like a proLast time, we began introducing some amazing tools that make selecting paint colors for interior painting both fun and precise.  Let’s look at a few more resources you can turn to for any type of paint job large or small.

Color visualization

With Sherwin Williams’ Color Visualizer and Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Viewer, you can quickly see how a wide range of selectable colors look in a variety of pre-shot common room settings.  You can also customize the colors of your own photos.

With click (Benjamin Moore) and drag-and-drop (Sherwin Williams) functions, you’ll feel like you’re actually painting a room, infusing it with color and style to match your unique tastes.  Once you’ve found the perfect color scheme, you can purchase those exact paint colors from the manufacturer.

Chip It by Sherwin Williams

Do you have a photo that contains a color you’re absolutely crazy about?  Chances are very good that Sherwin Williams has already created that color, and with Chip It, you can find out the color’s specific name and catalog info.

Maybe you have a picture of a striking sunset that has a burnt-orange color you’d love to use on your bathroom walls.  Or perhaps the soft green of some corn stalks you shot on vacation last summer would be perfect for your home office.  Chip It lets you identify up to 10 colors per photo.  It’s free and easy to use.

Color wheel concepts

Several years ago, we published an in-depth article about using a color wheel to select paint colors for your home.  Color wheel configurations vary; most people are familiar with the variation used by many computer programs such as Microsoft Word when choosing a color for text.  Color wheels today employ advanced technology to let you not only choose your colors but also get much more color-selection tips and information.

Benjamin Moore’s Color Gallery is an easy color/paint selector that’s in the form of a grid rather than a circle.  But the principle is the same.  Just select a color and you’ll see it along with closely related shades.  Choose the shade you like, and get a description of the color and some samples of other colors that work well with it.  With this tool, getting the unique color of paint you desire is remarkably simple.

Paint Colors by Family

Shades of BlueFinally, when you know you want a certain basic color – say blue – for a painting project, skip over to Sherwin Williams’ Paint Colors by Family index to refine your choice.  You’ll find that “blue” can mean many different things, and you’re sure to find the precise shade of blue you’re dreaming of.

From blues, violets and greens to yellows, reds and neutrals, this handy tool puts all the colors of the rainbow and more at your fingertips.  You can explore any color you choose by getting additional details or working with it in a color visualizer.  You can save the color to a project list, and you can also e-mail it or print it.  Creating the perfect color scheme for a room or an entire home has never been easier.

Franklin Painting believes that every room and every home can be a masterpiece of color and style.  If you’ve determined the colors you want for your next project, why not contact our master painters to bring your ideas to colorful life?  Call 877-646-7774 and tell us your ideas.

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