Colors, Colors, Colors – Help!

When it comes to interior painting it can feel like an overwhelming task when you go to pick your colors. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of paint swatch cards are available to choose from which can test your decision making skills. Will you go with Sherwin Williams Antique White or Simple White? Once you have picked a family of colors, then comes the challenge of coordinating those colors.

To help with your hunt for the perfect colors to paint your walls, trim and ceiling, O’Connor’s Painting recommends the following websites.

House Beautiful PaintbrushHouse Beautiful – This site associated with the magazine of the same name has a great tool called “Paint Brush” which allows you to pick a type of room and virtualy paint the walls, ceiling and trim. The colors you can choose from come from the Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore color palette, paint brands recommended by O’Connor’s Painting Service.

Benjamin Moore  – Benjamine Moore Paints has created an application called “Personal Color Viewer” which allows you to upload an actual digital picture of your room for you to try out colors. This is a great way to avoid those typical samples of paint  home owners brush on their walls trying to get a feel for a color.

Sherwin Williams – Color Visualizer is the product created by Color Snap Sherwin Williams to help homeowners try their over 1500 colors in room scenes.  They also have to tool just to explore the Sherwin Williams collection of colors. Pick a color you like and drag and drop into your “favorites” to print out and take to the store when picking up samples. Sherwin Williams has also just introduced ColorSnap for iPhone. Its a free application you can download to your iPhone which you can use to take a picture of a color you like and Sherwin Williams will match the color in the photo to one of their paint colors and coordinating palette.

So get ready and start choosing your hue. Good luck!

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