Colour Made Easy

Design industry experts are always ready to point you toward today’s stylish shades. Following their advice could make selecting the right colour less overwhelming than sifting through thousands of paint swatches.

Catalogue Clues:

Popular furniture and home décor retailer Pottery Barn has created seasonal colour palettes that tie into the most current home furnishing trends. Palettes change annually. (paint by Sherwin-Williams)

Check out the trends:

The 2017 Colour Trends palette by BEHR organizes the latest trends by mood: comfortable, composed or confident. The maker of the widely-used Pantone colour deck (a tool of the designing trade) forecasts the most influential colour trends in home and fashion designs for each new season. The company has named a fresh and cheery “Greenery” the 2017 colour of the year.

Consult a Local Pro:

It wouldn’t take long for an interior designer in your area to help narrow the range of choices and identify good candidates for your particular space. If you’re sticking with neutrals, ask your paint dealer to point out their best-selling shades.

There’s an App for That:

Several companies offer cool paint matching apps that let you use your smartphone to snap a photo and identify the perfect shade. You can also save and share your own favorites.

Sherwin-Williams’ ColorSnap® (for iPhone and Android platforms)

Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture (for iPhone and Android platforms)

ColorSmart® by BEHR (for iPhone and Android platforms)


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