5 Paint Color Matching Mobile Apps for Download

Article submitted by Joseph Renteria


Picking paint at the store can be overwhelming, and sometimes you’re less inspired by a paint chip and more inspired by photos, clothing, or the outdoors. Now your phone can give you the tools you need to preview colors where and when the mood strikes. Here are five apps that can help you get the right color on the walls before you buy.


Dunn-Edwards InstaColor™

Inspiration happens in an instant! Dunn-Edwards InstaColor is a set of tools you can use to capture what inspires you — wherever you are — and give any paint project your signature style. Available for iPhone and Android.

Inspiration is everywhere! Capture what inspires you with our color-matching tool, Dunn-Edwards InstaColor™. Point your hand-held device at any scene, take a photo and see your inspiration matched to colors from Dunn-Edwards® Perfect Palette® color system, including the 300 new colors of our Then, Now & Forever™ collection.

Dunn-Edwards InstaColor™ Features:
- Match four colors to any four points on a photo
- See all 1,996 colors in Dunn-Edwards Perfect Palette color system
- Get details on every color, including corresponding trim and accent colors
- Fill the screen on your mobile device with a single color
- Add selected colors to favorites
- Share your colors on Pinterest®, Facebook®, Twitter®, in a text message or by email
- Locate your nearest Dunn-Edwards store
- Link directly to features on DunnEdwards.com: Order Color Chips, ColorKeeper®, Account Log-In

Download Instacolor™



Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Visualizer

Capture color inspiration whenever—and wherever—it strikes. With ColorSnap® Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams, you have the power to take real-world colors and turn them into paint-color swatches—all on your smartphone. Available for iPhone and Android.

Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Features
- Match colors to any photo - Capture colors that inspire you and match them to real paint colors. Just upload an image and ColorSnap® Visualizer will instantly match colors in your photo, helping you create a perfect, personalized palette.

- Find the color you're looking for - Our digital, interactive color wall, now featuring brand new Sherwin-Williams paint colors, has been redesigned by color family to make color selection easier than ever. Get the in-store color wall experience in the palm of your hand.

- Turn color numbers into painted scenes - Scan from in-store color chips or try it anywhere our color numbers are displayed to see colors painted in our sample scenes.

- Build your color confidence - View multiple scenes painted in the color of your choice. Just choose a color from your palette to instantly see painted scenes and feel confident choosing colors.

- Access your colors anywhere - Create a myS-W.com account to save your favorite colors and access them on any Sherwin-Williams paint color matching app on your computer or tablet.

Additional Features
- Create a custom palette or Ask Sherwin-Williams for colors that complement your color.
- Fine-tune to find the perfect color with lightness, saturation and hue features.
- Get detailed color information, including color names, RGB values and LRV numbers.
- Find a Sherwin-Williams store near you.

Download ColorSnap®



Benjamin Moore Color Capture®

Inspiration is all around you! Use this digital app to snap a picture of anything that catches your eye and instantly find its match from our collection of more than 3,500 paint colors. Available for iPhone and Android.

Color Capture 3.3 for iPhone
- Share your favorite colors on facebook®, twitter® and email.
- Save your pictures and their coordinating colors to your Favorites.
- Group colors in Favorites to create personalized combos.
- Browse through Benjamin Moore's inspirational color cards.
- Access our full-spectrum color wheel to search colors.
- Locate your favorite Benjamin Moore retailer.
- Available for iPhone, iPad® and iPod Touch®.

Color Capture 2.3.3 for Android phones
- Capture inspirational photos and find their matching Benjamin Moore colors.
- Save your favorite colors and tag notes.
- Access our full-spectrum color wheel to search colors.
- Locate your favorite Benjamin Moore retailer.
- Download the Benjamin Moore Android app.
- Android phones must be Version 6.1 or higher to download from your carrier.

[When using the Color Capture tool, on-screen color representations may vary slightly from the actual paint colors due to variance in displays and light sources. Bring the color chip numbers of the colors you like to your local Benjamin Moore retailer to match and/or order the exact paint colors.]

Download Color Capture®



ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile

Planning on refreshing your home? Whether you have an iPhone®, iPad®, or an Android™ device, the ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile app will make the job easier. Preview, match, and coordinate colors "on-the-go" with this convenient new tool.

Designed with all the same great features found in our online version, ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate and preview a BEHR® paint color for all of your paint projects.

BEHR® Mobile ColorSmart Features
- Browse through any of our BEHR Premium Plus Ultra® and Premium Plus® colors
- Photo-match to a BEHR color with our photo-match tool
- Preview your colors in different rooms and styles
- Share your latest project on your Facebook and Twitter accounts
- Save colors, room images, calculations and store locations to your account
- Our Store Locator helps you find The Home Depot store nearest you
- Paint a room image with our touch-and-tap technology

Download ColorSmart



Valspar® Color Connect

Connect to Valspar Color Consultants for a live or email consultation and get Valspar tools at your fingertips.

Valspar® Color Connect Features
- Consultation - Our Color Consultants are ready and eager to help. Simply sign up, choose an appointment time and get started. It’s that easy.

- Live Video - Connect with a Valspar Color Consultant through live video on your iPhone or iPad.

- Live Audio & Photos - Submit a room photo and a Valspar Color Consultant will provide an audio only consultation via your iPhone or iPad.

- Photos Only - Submit a room photo and a Valspar Color Consultant will provide recommendations via email.

- Explore Color - Browse vibrant reds, costal blues, warm whites; whatever your style, we’ve got the color to match. Explore more than 3,000 Valspar colors from within the app.

- How-To Videos - The difference is in the details. Brush up on some tips and start painting like the pros.

- Paint Calculator - After locating a color you love, answer a few simple questions and we’ll tell you how much paint you need.

- Find a Retailer - Locate a Valspar retailer closest to you by Zip code to get your project started.

Download Color Connect



Although all of these apps are great, it is important to understand that these are just some of the tools to get you closer to picking a color. You should always consult with a paint professional before purchasing the paint itself. Gain confidence in your selection by requesting a paint sample from your paint contractor or paint vendor before you make a purchase. Seeing the paint colors you like on the actual surfaces and under the real lighting conditions will ensure they are the right colors for your walls, house, porch, or anywhere else you want new color. It is the best method to make sure you're satisfied with your color selection before picking up a brush. By sampling a color at home, you will get the most accurate sense of how the color will actually look in the room under different lighting conditions.


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