You can hire the best painter in the world to help spruce up your home but the one thing he or she is not going to do is choose a color scheme for you. Painting contractors may offer advice but the choice is ultimately going to be yours to make.
Choosing the right combination of colors can seem like quite a tall order when there are literally thousands of different colors out there to choose from. Fortunately there are plenty of resources available out there to help you discover the perfect color scheme for your home before you spend hundreds of dollars on paint.
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The Benjamin Moore Color Capture iPhone App
Yes, there really is an app for everything, including choosing paint colors for your home while on the train home from work. This app offers dozens of different ways for homeowners to discover and experiment with color and, best of all, it is free!
One of the best functions of this particular app is that if you happen to be out and about and spot a color you like, even an amazing color found in a spectacular sunset, you can snap a picture of it with the camera of your iPhone or iPod and the app will help you match it to one of their 3,300 shades of paint.
Leatrice Eiseman is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and probably knows more about color than most of the rest of the world. Her books and articles provide a wealth of color advice and are a cracking good read as well. You can find her work at colorexpert.com
The Sessions Online Color Calculator
This nifty little tool, offered free by the Sessions College of Design helps users select HTML, RGB or CMYK colors, and identifies color harmonies and schemes.
Even if you didn't plan on repainting anytime soon, spend a few minutes with this tool and all the beautiful colors may have you reaching for the phone to find a good painting contractor right way!
You can find lots of helpful information about finding a suitable home renovation contractor at Renovation Experts and read our home Renovation with Renovation Experts Blog
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