Choosing the color of a house or apartment building can give you a lot of stress. You want it to stand out, but in the right way; yet the building still needs to look like it matches the neighborhood.
You don’t want to be that bright purple matte house in a sea of beiges and grays. But you also want your style and personality to shine through. Looking at a swatch of color in the home improvement store isn’t much help, but fortunately there are apps that will come to your rescue.
First, your should recognize that painting a residential structure yourself is rarely a good idea. Go to a local professional company that won’t just do a standout job, but can help you identify a color scheme that’s perfect for you.
Next, start considering which apps can help you find the ideal color, just in case you want a little more variety. The DIY Home Color app enables you to explore a slew of recommendations based on style, the effect you want to achieve, and general trends.
An app for all homeowners
The HGTV Color Guide is a sure thing, because the Home and Garden network is already a proven expert in all things home-related. Browse by color, check out more than 150 themes, and enjoy insider tips on the best paint colors by style.
If you’re feeling really ambitious, the AnyPaintColor app features 130,000 hues from scores of designers, so you’ll have pretty much every option at your fingertip.
For those who have a more refined taste and are up for trendsetting when it comes to curb appeal, the Benjamin Moore Color Capture app allows you to turn any favorite photo into a color scheme.
Love that snapshot of the beach? You can mimic the photograph and the feel of that day by reproducing the palette in your mobile device.
A colorful life
Download ColorClix by Olympic Print and enjoy an approach that’s similar to Benjamin Moore, but with a more traditional twist. Sherwin-Williams’s Color Snap is another option, and this app lets you share your ideas easily.
Yet another alternative, Voice of Color, offers a similar approach but is known for designer twists that can be achieved with a frugal budget.
No matter which app helps you pick, keep in mind that nothing compares to quality paint with a professional touch. While it might seem like you’re saving a lot of money going DIY, what’s the end result really going to look like?
You certainly wouldn’t paint your car yourself, and your home has the potential to be an even bigger eye catcher (in a good or bad way).