Visualize Your Next Paint Color

When starting a new painting project, trying to visualize what colors look good in your home can be easier said than done. There are many things to take into consideration, like the lighting, furniture, other room colors, décor, and much more. When Ville Painters was first founded, we helped customers diecide with sample paint strips, painting test blocks on walls, and with our in-house color specialist. Of course, we still do all these methods to help clients, but thanks to advancements in technology, you can now see new paint colors in real time! Test out new finishes, textures, and colors without any commitment with the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer or the Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer.  

Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer 

There are two ways to use this tool. First, you can try colors on one of the pre-uploaded photos provided. This is a more seamless way to use the tool as the painted areas are already well defined and no gaps or shadows are left untouched. The second way is to upload a photo of your own room, and walk through the tool tips provided to test out new colors on your walls, trim, and ceiling. Either use the paint brush tool to paint on your own, or the paint fill tool to let the program automatically fill the selected area. Here you can see a room that we recently painted on the left, and how we used to color selection tool to test out a different wall color on the right: 

Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer 

The Personal Color Viewer from Benjamin Moore works in a very similar way. To use your own photo, you must create an account with your email, which lets them save your paint choices to your account for easy recollection. If you prefer, just use one of their already uploaded and defined room pictures for easy use. Website directions are as follows:  

  1. Upload a photo or take a picture with your device  
  2. Create up to 5 surfaces in the photo to explore  
  3. Define each areas’ surface  
  4. Select paint colors or color families to use  

Of course, the more traditional ways of paint selection should be done after this process as well, just to finalize decisions. After all, nothing compares to seeing your home change in real life. If you are needing assistance with color selection, we have an in-house color specialist who is more than happy to collaborate with you on what colors, finishes, and even textures would suit your home best. With 33 years of experience, you can trust Ville Painters to be there for you every step of the way in your home beautifying process. All you need to do it call 717-396-1176 or contact us to set up a free on-site consultation and estimate!