Need to choose a paint color?

This is the latest and greatest tool to help you choose a paint color. Download a photo of your space, your fabrics or even a beautiful image that inspires you. It automatically creates a set of color chips that are a part of the photo. This takes all of the guess work out of selecting a color palate. Please try it and let us know how it works.
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  • 3po3 3po3 on Jan 28, 2012
    That's pretty cool. I just tried it with a random web image, and it seemed to work pretty nicely. Photoshop and Illustrator have been able to "color sample" for years. Not sure why a paint company didn't think to use the same technology a long time ago. If you are using your own images, it is really important to use the right lighting and make sure your computer is fairly well-calibrated. if the colors are off in the photo, it will throw the color chips way off.

  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc Faidra at CA Global Inc on Jan 28, 2012
    This is great used it to pick the precise color for my barndoor

  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Jan 30, 2012
    Great tip! I actually painted my own walls last year and there is a reason why I didn't post that picture here :) Should have used something like this first.

  • SW and BMW have their color app that helps choose colors after you take a pic with your iPhone. Very cool app, help match existing paint color when you don't know the name.