Color Selection Tools

Scared of paint color commitment? When it comes to paint, we understand the daunting task of picking out the perfect color to fit your style and décor. Fortunately paint companies understand client’s insecurities surrounding color choice as well, and have designed some pretty clever color selection tools that allow clients to easily navigate the wonderful world of paint!

Here are Homm’s top picks.

Color Capture by Benjamin Moore

Color capture by Benjamin Moore

This app holds over 3,300 paint colors that you can view individually or as part of a color swatch and can be used for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch.

Why We Love It
Instead of carrying 3000 plus color swatches around with you, you can access a vast variety of options on your phone, which provides easy accessibility if you are in home furnishing stores trying to match fabric, décor, and accessories. The color swatch option lets you easily view color palettes and make the perfect palette choice.




Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer

Sherwin williams color toolThis tool can be found online and allows users to virtually paint a room using their own photo or one from Sherwin-William’s website.

Why We Love It
You can actually see what your room will look with new paint! We love the photo uploader option, which allows you to save your virtually painted rooms for up to a year. It also allows users to save their favorite color palettes, and even makes suggestions for coordinating colors based on the colors they use for rooms. We also did not have to create an account if we didn’t want to, which is a requirement for many other virtual room painters.


Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Studio

 color snap studioExplore over 1,500 colors and use them to virtually paint a room using your pictures that you take directly on your iPad.

Why We Love It
This app allows users to take a picture on their iPad and upload it to the app and not only virtually paint the room, but will also color match any item! Let’s say you absolutely love the purple hue of those orchids that you’re admiring at the botanical gardens, and wish to bring a little bit of nature into your home. With this app you can! Snap a pic, choose the color match option and ta-da! Orchids on your walls! This app will also estimate how much paint you will need to complete a room, which couldn’t be any more convenient for DIYers.



Farrow&Ball Introduction to Color

Farrow and Ball color toolA user-friendly color resource that outlines minimalist color palettes.

Why We Love It
This easy to use website gives useful color palette advice in an aesthetically pleasing way, even dishing up directional suggestions for how light affects color based on the compass direction it is facing.

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