Create a Look You’ll Love with Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Paint Color Visualizer Tool

The easiest way to choose the best interior paint color is to start with a color palette you love. Choosing your favorite color as a base to build your palette is a great way to get started and will ensure you are pointed in the right direction. However, there are other factors to consider. Which room are you redoing? Are you designing around a specific theme or decor inspiration? Are you getting ready to sell? Whether you’re choosing a different palette for every room, or a unified scheme, making sure the paint colors you choose to align with your goals is important—and what’s more, making sure you make the right choice before the brush meets the wall is critical. That’s where color visualizer tools, like Sherwin Williams’ ColorSnap® come in really handy.

Using Color Theory to Find Inspiration

Creating a color scheme can seem daunting when you have no place to start, and hundreds of thousands of paint colors and shades (and don’t even get started on the sheen discussion) to choose from. You don’t have to be an artist or an interior designer or study color theory to get great ideas from a little color wheel. Using a color wheel to see how colors relate to one another can help you decide on a color scheme quickly. While the color wheel will merely show basic colors and their relationships, and likely won’t be the actual paint shades you use, color theory is a great starting point. From there, you can begin to select paint colors to start building a palette based on your design inspiration, and color preferences.

 

Selecting Paint Colors with Swatches and Samples

While building inspiration and selecting individual paint colors using tools like color theory and inspiration boards is helpful, you still don’t know how the colors will look. Most hardware or paint suppliers offer paint swatches and samples to take with you when deciding on paint colors. Chips, swatches, and even small sample-sized containers of paint are all useful tools in the initial planning stages of building a palette, creating a vision or inspo board, or matching decor however, they don’t do much for knowing how the color will look on an entire wall, or throughout a whole room. With the help of technology, you can ensure you choose the right color every time—the first time.

 

Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer

Room visualizer technology is helping designers and homeowners alike make better home renovation decisions, from choosing flooring to wall paint, cabinet colors, and more. A room visualizer tool makes it easy to see exactly how your choices will look and can even go as far as seeing it in your specific space. While most room visualizers are all the same conceptually, Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer makes it easier than ever to take a project all the way from concept to inspo board, to completion in… well, in a snap.

With versions available for both iPhone, iPad, and Android users, ColorSnap® tools are in place to help whenever, and wherever inspiration strikes. The ColorSnap® visualizer for the web allows users to explore the endless possibilities of Sherwin Williams paint colors. You simply upload a photo or use one of theirs to drag and drop your paint selections and virtually paint your walls. Hate it? No problem, in as much as a snap, change your mind until you get it right. Then using the paint calculator, figure out how much paint you’ll need to complete your project.

Not sure where to even begin? Use the Snap It™ Button to turn any image into a color palette made from more than 1,700 Sherwin Williams paint colors. Love the beach? Snap a picture and build the perfect beach-inspired palette with perfectly matched Sherwin Williams paint colors. The proprietary technology of ColorSnap® Precision delivers exceptional color accuracy and gallon-to-gallon color control.

Create a Room You’ll Love with ColorSnap® and Flowers Painting

With ColorSnap® Visualizer technology choosing paint colors is far less daunting and fool-proof to create a palette you’ll absolutely love. Flowers Painting works with you with the help of Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® to help you choose the perfect shade, sheen, and amount of paint you’ll need to get the job done. Our professional painting services are available to help you complete your transformation. Contact an expert at Flowers Painting to learn more about selecting the perfect paint colors for you.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

Design Inspiration: Instagrammable Paint Colors in 2021

Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue

Sites like Pinterest have historically been the go-to place inspiration, with the ability to build customized inspo-boards with direct links to the bloggers and products bringing our design dreams to life for designers and clients alike. The emergence of social media has sites like Instagram stepping up to the interior design plate as a place where people can share their lives in real-time inviting the world together in a series of images and cultivating creativity from every angle.

After an introspective year, our home design aesthetics have shifted, Instagram data compiled by DIY.com indicates that we have all been left feeling a little blue—at least as far as trending paint colors are concerned.

Instagram Post-Worthy Shades of Blue

An overwhelming 46,589 hashtags on Instagram reveal Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue is the ‘It’ shade this year. However, the deep blue-green shade that is topping the charts is not the only shade of blue trending. Stiffkey Blue (also from Farrow & Ball), Little Greene’s French Gray, Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, and Dulux’s Denim Drift are among the top ten most hash tagged trending paint colors filling our Instagram feeds in 2021.

Why So Blue?

Why are homeowners so drawn to hues of blue? Paint brands and design experts across the industry predictions for 2021 gave hints to shades that promote and create a sense of calm and well-being in our homes, especially as we all spend more and more time there. Timeless, clean blues have a sense of nostalgia and a soothing effect in the home despite being cooler hues.

So why Hague Blue? A deep rich blue with green undertones has an overall calming effect while also exuding confidence, and a feeling of being grounded, which after the past year, is no surprise we would all be looking for the calm amidst the storm of events.

Design Inspiration: How to Use Trending Blue Paint

Blue hues are extremely versatile and are being displayed on Instagram in a plethora of inspiring home designs throughout the platform. From kitchen islands and cabinets, to bathroom walls, accent interior doors, fireplace mantles, to furniture popular blues can be used in a wide variety of ways to bring out the beauty of natural materials. These tones can evoke anything from “formal and traditional” to “rich and luxurious”. Hague Blue, although a darker tone, brings lightness to a space. When used in the right way, Hague blue and other rich blue hues, can help to create a focal point or create a calming backdrop for plants carrying on the trend of bringing elements of nature indoors.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

Virtual Painting Consultations Offers Flexible Shopping Solutions

Flowers Painting now offers client services remotely, including virtual consultations to discuss the specifics of your next painting project. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of shopping with Flowers Painting from the safety and comfort of your own home. With advanced technology features, you’ll have full access to our trained painting customer service representatives to give you their expert guidance—without ever leaving home! 

One-on-One Service During Your Virtual Consultation

Our virtual consultations offer the same service as our in-person consultations. Our knowledgeable and friendly sales representatives schedule time to assist you with every step of your journey. Whether you are looking for interior painting services, cabinet painting, color matching, color selection, or help with design, we can guide you 100% virtually. From answering product questions, reviewing colors and samples, to giving online product demonstrations, and advice on the best paint services or solutions for your project in a completely remote environment that is both flexible and convenient without sacrificing service.

Find the Perfect Shade with ColorSnap® from Sherwin Williams

Explore the endless possibilities with Sherwin Williams paint–wherever you are—with ColorSnap. Upload a photo of your room with the visualizer tool, select a color to drag and drop on the wall to virtually see the color in action. Select from our entire catalog of colors to select the perfect shade for your room. Our online tools help you order chip samples, calculate how much paint you’ll need, and try colors virtually before selecting the right match for you.

Contactless Consulting, Financing, and More

Once you have chosen the perfect shade and product for your painting project, let us help you schedule our professional painting services, apply for financing online, make your purchase, or suggest supplies you’ll need to get the job done. We will walk you through the steps, every step of the way while remaining completely contactless!

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

Using Color Theory to Create Color Schemes for Paint Palettes

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With the spring and summer months upon us, many homeowners will begin to embark on various home improvement projects. Whether full renovations are in order, or you’re simply updating and redecorating, a fresh coat of paint is usually part of the equation. Paint is an affordable and easy way to upgrade and completely transform a space but deciding on the perfect paint color can be a daunting task.

Tools like a professional consultation, visualizer technology, design magazines, social media, and forums like Pinterest, can all be useful to collect ideas for inspiration, but when it comes to choosing the right paint for your project, understanding color theory can be an invaluable resource when making your ideas a reality. The Spruce’s article “Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors” mentions color theory as a useful tool when choosing a color scheme and eventually building a palette for your project. Understanding the relationship between colors can help you to choose shades that complement each other and fit with your overall design vision and decor elements.

Understanding Color Theory

With endless colors, shades, and paint products available, creating a color scheme for a given project can be an uphill task. Where do you start? Understanding the basics of color theory can help you create color schemes with a few basic, simple color concepts. To truly understand how to use color, it is important to understand individual colors to create harmonious color schemes and dreamy palettes.

Color theory is more than the color wheel, while a color wheel is a useful tool to take a deeper dive into understanding the relationships between individual colors, there are many other aspects to consider when truly understanding how to work with color.

Color Temperature

Color temperature refers to how “warm” or “cool” a color is. At the very basic explanation, blues, greens, purples, and greens are “cool” colors while yellows, reds, oranges, pinks are your “warm” colors. Most people view color temperature in absolutes, and while there are definite points that determine the warmness or coolness as a color, some, like violet and yellow green are almost undefinable, or universal, meaning they can be used as both warm and cool tones. Understanding relative color temperature can be helpful when choosing a paint color to find the exact shade you have in mind more quickly.

Undertones

One of the most effective techniques to choosing the perfect shade of paint, especially as it relates to neutrals, is understanding color undertones. All colors have a mass tone, the color you directly see, and many colors may also have an undertone. Identifying the undertones in a color scheme or palette is essential to creating harmonious color combinations—and here’s why: If you seem to have created a color scheme that should work, but doesn’t, the undertones of the selected colors are likely fighting each other instead of working together. Start by comparing like colors side-by-side so you can examine the differences in undertone.

Color Harmony

To create harmonious color combinations, start with the basics, the twelve hues of the color wheel are divided into primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. The three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow in theory can be mixed together to create all other colors. By mixing two adjacent primary colors, the three secondary colors, green, violet, and orange are created. Tertiary colors are hues created by mixing a primary with an adjacent secondary color. Six tertiary colors are yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow orange.

Color Schemes for Paint vs. Color Palettes

Often used interchangeably, color schemes and color palettes are different.

Color Schemes refers to the framework of how colors are selected and paired together. A color scheme is based on color theory. There are different types of color schemes. To easily start creating color schemes you need a basic, inexpensive color wheel to show how colors relate to one another. The placement of colors around the wheel is not random, but rather the spectral order (rainbow), forms a complete circle. Each color’s placement is designed to help identify harmonious combinations, whether used in mixing paint, or building schemes, a color wheel can be a useful tool to the basics of understanding how to work with color in an effective way.

A color palette is more specific and refers to the actual colors chosen based on a decided upon color scheme. A palette is specific shades or even the exact paint colors being used in the scope of a specific project.

Types of Color Schemes that Create Color Harmony

  • Monochromatic is made from a single-color family. In most palettes and designs, monochromatic schemes are made up of tints, shades, and tones from the same color family combined with white, black, and gray.
  • Complementary or two-color harmony is created by pairing two colors positioned directly across from one another on the color wheel. A complementary scheme has the highest degree of color contrast.
  • Analogous two or more colors that are positioned side-by-side on the color wheel.To create this scheme, choose a main color on the wheel and then choose two to three tones directly to the left or right of the main color.
  • Triad is a combination of three hues that are equally spaced from one another along the color wheel. For example, red, yellow, blue or green, purple, orange color families.
  • Tetradic two sets of complementary colors. Using four colors can be a challenge but can also create a rich color scheme by using a dominant color and three accent colors to create a balance of cool and warm colors.

Using Color Theory to Choose Paint Colors

Using the basic understanding of color theory and how colors relate to one another gives you a leg up on choosing the perfectly balanced color palette when giving your space a makeover. These techniques are useful for creating a cohesive interior design plan, and helps put together all aspects from the main wall color, accent walls, cabinetry colors, and decor theme. Use color theory to choose an exterior paint and trim combination with high curb appeal.

 

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. We recently added our second location in Winston-Salem, NC, and service the entire Winston-Salem area, including Kernersville, High Point, Clemmons, Rural Hall, Tabaccoville and more. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.