App of the Month: Project Color by The Home Depot

Project Color App

The Home Depot Project Color app is an easy way to test out paint colors in your home.

By Judy Marchman

Picking a new paint color for a room can be such a daunting task. First, there’s deciding on a color family — blues, reds, yellows, greens, etc. — before you can choose a particular tone — warm or cool, light or dark or mid-tone. And then there’s the myriad of shades. Let’s say you go with blue. Do you choose Song Bird Blue or Marine Magic or Glass Sapphire or Peacock Blue or…?

Or maybe you want to keep it neutral and then quickly realize how many variations of white, beige and gray there are. It can get overwhelming pretty fast. That’s where our App of the Month can help.

Project Color by The Home Depot allows you to “see” what a color will look like in the room you want to paint, or on an exterior surface, floor or furniture piece. Instead of painting swatches on a wall to try and judge a color throughout the day, the app does it all for you.

Just take a picture of a room or choose “live view,” and then search from the thousands of paint and stain options. Find a color you want to try and tap a surface in the image to apply the color. Project Color automatically adjusts for any shadows, angles or lighting variances so you can see how the color would look in that particular space.

Project Color also allows you to match a favorite color from a photo on your mobile device, or a photo you’ve just taken. You click on a color in the image and the app provides the closest paint or stain colors available at The Home Depot.

You can save favorite paint colors in the app so you can remember them later. And, if you have some paint chips that you’ve picked up and want to see what they’d look like via the app, just use the “Find It” function to search for a particular color name or number.

So, no need to feel stressed about choosing paint colors anymore. Just open up Project Color and start experimenting!

Project Color can be downloaded for free through the iTunes or Google Play stores and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.

 

Judy Marchman is a freelance contributor to NewHomeSource with 20 years of magazine and book publishing experience. You can find her on Google+.

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