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emily225566 03-28-2008 11:07 PM

picking colors??
we are planning on re-painting the outside of our house.
what is the best way to choose a color?
is there a software that is available that i could upload a digital photo to see how different colors look.
is it worth hiring a color consultant to recommend colors?
any advice is appreciated.

yummy mummy 03-28-2008 11:16 PM

I heard Benjamin Moore has a web site that does that.

JMK 03-29-2008 01:30 PM

Free paint your house/room program
A company in New Zealand offers a free paint program that is easy to use. Go to:

It works by you loading a picture of your your home or room, then tracing around features, and then applying the paint colors from their numerous palettes. Works very well. Companies here in the U.S charge for thier programs and I hear the work the same way.

You won't be able to order their paints here in the U.S, but it will give you an idea of what looks good. Note: You still need paint swatches and real lighting with any program to really pick your colors.

- Jane

slickshift 03-29-2008 08:20 PM

The Ben Moore website color program is pretty good

emily225566 03-30-2008 10:52 AM

thanks for your help.
yeah, benjamin moore has a program where you can uploade your own digital photo and play w/colors but it costs $10.
i'll try that new zeland company program first to see how it works.
thanks again.

DIYHelper 03-30-2008 02:31 PM

For the same $10 Benjamin Moore will recommend colors for you if you aren't feeling confident.

kcdave 03-31-2008 10:00 AM

IMO the colors are going to look a lot different on your computer screen vs the actual paint. We spent 30 bucks buying sample quarts and painted on, best money we ever spent.

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