Explore palettes, match colors to an architectural style, even create and coordinate a custom look for a room, all without dipping a brush into a can thanks to new color design tools from paint manufacturers. Sherwin Williams and Behr Paints enable consumers to virtually paint rooms in their own houses using an uploaded photo of their room. With Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer tool, they can select surfaces to paint including walls, trim, windows and doors and use a different color for each. Color options range in the thousands but suggested palettes narrow the options. Projects can be saved and revisited later.
Sherwin Williams Chip It tool, allows consumers to select any online image and the tool automatically finds corresponding paint colors. finds a matching paint color and even suggests a custom palette. Behr has a mobile tool called ColorSmart, which allows consumers to match colors, share projects online and virtually paint their room.
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