The Best Online Paint Tool to Kickstart Your Next Paint Job

(June 14, 2017)

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Nothing says clean and new like a fresh coat of paint, whether it's your home's interior or exterior.  If you are selling your house, I recommend that you paint your house. Painting is the perfect easy upgrade to make your house show well.

I know what you are saying.  With all of the color options out there, it's hard to know where to begin.  I recently came across these amazing online paint tools that will help you try colors virtually. Before choosing a color to kick start your paint project, try them out. These tools can help you if you have troube visualizing a color all over the house. They also help if you don't have tons of time to try lots of different swatches.

  • Sherwin-Williams Visualizer - Can't decide on a color? You're not alone.  I mean really, how many shades of what are there? Before heading out to the hardware store to buy paint samples, test a few shades online with the Sherwin-Williams' Visualizer tool.  
  • It offers room scenes to virtually "paint" the interior and exterior of your home.  You can also upload your own photo to really personalize the experience.  I loved using the daytime and nighttime option available with sample room scenes.  Colors can drastically change depending on the time of day. Check out my online paint job from one of our recent Los Angeles remodeling projects.
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  • Project Color by The Home Depot  - Home Depot offers a similar virtual paint experience through their smartphone app.  You can upload a photo from your phone or snap a live shot and start testing colors in a matter of seconds.
  • Sherwin-Williams Colorsnap Tool - Love the color of a neighbor's house? Would the color of your favorite t-shirt look great as a paint color in your laundry room?  Try the Sherwin-Williams' online color-match tool.  Simply upload a photo to get a list of similar paint options.  If you find a photo online that you'd like to match, you can input the web address as well. Look at the color suggestions I received for a photo from our recent Redondo Beach remodel:

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  • Sherwin-Williams Paint Calculator - Not sure how much paint to buy?  Get the answer in a few clicks by entering the room dimensions here.  There are many online paint calculators, but I was impressed by the simplicity of this one.

Of course, you'll never know if a color will work in your space without putting up an actual paint sample or two.  But these online paint tools will surely point you in the right color direction.  Have fun!

Topics: remodeling


Written by Lauren

Hello, my name is Lauren Bobb and I manage the operations for and The Shenbaum Group, Inc.

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