10 Apps to Help Customers Choose Their Perfect Color Palettes

These apps can help homeowners envision their ideal color palettes before applying paint to walls.

Creating the right color scheme requires an eye for design that not all consumers possess. Fortunately, these apps are designed to give homeowners of all experience levels a simple way to imagine the best color palettes for their homes.

Apps can give homeownrs a simple way to imagine the best color palettes.

  1. Sip Color

Graphic-design-savvy users will enjoy the ability to drag and drop colors from other apps into Sip Color. DIYers can go pro for $3.99, which gives them the ability to create, organize and edit custom palettes.

Free; available from App Store

  1. Dulux Visualizer

With the Dulux Visualizer, users can create color schemes with more than 1,200 Dulux Tailor Made Colours and learn to properly apply them by following how-to demonstrations. You also can find the nearest retailers that carry Dulux products or can order paint samples.

Free; available from App Store and Google Play

  1. Paint My Place

Paint My Place’s painting visualizations aren’t limited to walls. Interiors, exteriors and furniture are all fair game on the app. Users can also predict how paint will look on textured surfaces, such as brick, sandstone and weatherboard, by changing opacity levels.

Free; available from App Store

  1. Benjamin Moore Color Capture

Users can browse through color cards for home-renovation inspiration and spin the full-spectrum color wheel of the Benjamin Moore Color Capture app to find the perfect paint match.

Available from App Store and Google Play

  1. ColorSnap by Sherwin-Williams

ColorSnap lets users edit, add or delete colors from photos to achieve desired color palettes. Lightness, saturation and hue features allow users to further manipulate colors to their liking.

Free; available from App Store and Google Play

  1. myPantone

Pantone lovers can keep the extensive color library in their pockets with myPantone. The app features more than 13,000 Pantone colors, including the Pantone Plus Series and Fashion + Home colors. Color combinations can be emailed for use in various graphic-design software or uploaded to the myPANTONE.com palette-sharing website.

$9.99; available from App Store and Google Play

  1. Paint Pro by Fig-8

With Paint Pro, users can compare colors against the app’s color-selection wheel and across selections from different paint manufacturers. You'll also know how much paint to purchase by using the calculator that estimates the amount needed, based on desired coverage.

$9.99; available from App Store

  1. Paint Tester

Paint Tester is a great choice for customers who are experimenting with multiple colors or accent walls in their homes. The paint-bucket feature cleanly applies colors to specified walls without running into neighboring walls or the ceiling.

Free; available from App Store and Google Play

  1. ColorSmart by BEHR Mobile

The ColorSmart color-match tools allows users to match colors to Behr paints and then locate the closest Home Depot to make their purchases. Users can save colors, room images and calculations as they make their decisions.

Free; available from App Store and Google Play

  1. ColorSchemer

ColorSchemer‘s color-wheel app has already generated more than 1 million color palettes that have been shared within the COLOURlovers creative-design community. Users can choose one of these color schemes or create new ones by spinning the wheel.

Free; available from App Store

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