You all know that I can't seem to say enough lately about my new iPhone. I honestly can't remember what life was like without it or how I got along. This phone is absolutely amazing!!! I was even more thrilled when I found out that my go-to store for paint, Sherwin Williams, has an App too!!!
With the new Sherwin Williams Colorsnap App, you can use your smart phone to match real-world colors with paint colors. Get coordinating colors or create custom palettes. Search, browse, adjust, save and even share colors. All for free!!
The features of this App allow you to:
•Use your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smart phone to capture a color that inspires you and match it to one of 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors.
•Create a custom palette or Ask Sherwin-Williams for colors that complement your color.
•Search for specific colors or browse the full Sherwin-Williams color palette right from your iPhone or Blackberry, or Android smart phone.
•Fine tune colors using lightness, saturation and hue features.
•Save colors to your "My Saved Colors" library to compare palettes or share via Facebook and email.
•Learn detailed color information, including color names, RGB values, and LRV numbers—all with the ColorSnap app.
•Find a Sherwin-Williams Store Near You
With all of this information and convenience at my fingertips, I thought I would try it out in a real world situation. I am currently on a mission to repaint our Dining Room a blue-gray color to match the drapes and pillows currently in our Living room. Since our Dining Room is open to our Living Room, I would like for the two rooms to coordinate.
I decided to use the box print square pillows from the Living Room couch as my guinea pig. I was curious to see exactly what paint color this App would suggest for me. I had a few paint colors already in mind after looking through a few of the Sherwin Williams paint chips I had already owned.
I snapped a picture of pillow and it instantly registered in the App. With your finger, you can move the cursor around to pinpoint the exact color on your picture that you want the App to match. I moved the cursor around to the middle of one of the blue squares.
I hit the 'View Color Details and Save' button and out popped SW Moody Blue!!! As soon as I read the name of the paint color, it instantly rang a bell with me. I knew I already owned that paint chip in my collection. Two of the top paint colors that I was already considering were SW Rain and SW Interesting Aqua. Two colors only a few shades lighter on the SAME paint chip as SW Moody Blue! Well, I was completely sold!! I can't wait to see what other paint projects this amazing App will help me with!!