Online Paint Tools to Kickstart Your Next Paint Job

     
Nothing says clean and new like a fresh coat of paint.  I recommend that all sellers, at the very least, paint the interior of their homes when prepping their house for sale.  But with all of the color options out there, it's hard to know where to begin.  I recently came across the following online paint tools that will help kickstart your next project:

  • Sherwin-Williams Visualizer - Can't decide on a color? You're not alone.  I mean really, how are there so many shades of white? Before heading out to the hardware store to buy paint samples, test a few shades online with the Sherwin-Williams' Visualizer tool.  They offer room scenes to virtually "paint" (interior and exterior).  You can also upload your own photo to really personalize the experience.  One feature I loved was the daytime/nighttime option available on their preloaded 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 remodels:

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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!

 

Lauren

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