Painting is always a challenge, especially for people who have a hard time visualizing what a particular color or color combination will look like. Matching colors can also be tough, especially if you’re trying to find paint that complements something you can’t bring to the paint store, like your flooring or your couch. Here are a few paint apps that can help you get the job done, no matter what you’re trying to do!
Try virtual painting with a painting app
Paint my place Paint My Place is a mobile painting app designed for the Apple iOS that enables you to paint any space virtually. Upload a photo file, or use your phone to take a picture of your house (inside or out). Then use the editor to test colors and color combinations from 15 brands of paint for free. Upgrade to the premium version and unlock more than 30,000 additional paint colors. The app automatically updates paint colors as manufacturers add new paints. The base application is free. The upgraded application allows you to save and share palettes.
ColorSnap Visualizer by Sherwin Williams. ColorSnap Visualizer by Sherwin Williams offers a number of platform options to help you test out Sherwin Williams paint palettes. Users can upload a photo and use the tool to select colors from the Sherwin-Williams palette. ColorSnap Visualizer painting app is available for the Web, Android and iOS.
Personal Color Viewer by Benjamin Moore. Personal Color Viewer is only available on the Web, and requires users to create an account. Once you have an account set up, you can upload a photo of the space you want to paint. Test out different paint colors and combinations from the Benjamin Moore color palette. Benjamin Moore also offers a mobile painting app called Color Capture that analyzes colors in a photo and provides the four closest shades from the Benjamin Moore palette. Color Capture is available for the Android and iOS mobile platforms.
ColorSmart by Behr Mobile. ColorSmart is Behr’s mobile painting app. Available for Android and iOS, ColorSmart provides a catalog of Behr colors; a color match function that selects the closest Behr colors, and a visualizer that allows you to “paint” a limited number of rooms with prospective paint colors. The downside of this app is that the rooms you get to paint aren’t your rooms.
Valspar offers a Web application that allows you to upload your photos, select colors and virtually paint your rooms. You can save your workspace and come back. The company also offers Color Connect , a mobile interactive painting app that pairs you with Valspar consultants, and allows you to browse colors, watch informative videos, make important calculations regarding how much paint you’ll need for your space, and locate Valspar retailers. ColorConnect is available only for the iOS platform.
For glass paint project, you can use these applications to help visualize color combinations for your space. Don’t forget that Glassprimer™ glass paint can be matched to virtually any color from all of the major paint manufacturers!
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