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Here's another tool from House Beautiful magazine that will help you get an idea of what your plain-Jane bedroom might look like in "Dellwood Sand", "O'Reilly Green" or a multitude of other paint choices from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and Valspar before you head out to your local paint store.

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We're not even planning to paint our apartment currently, but find ourselves playing with the HB Paintbrush online application just for the sheer joy of testing out unique colour combinations. What's the worry when it's not permanent and doesn't cost you a cent?

How it works:

  1. Pick a room type from a drop-down menu, then click on the image below.

  2. Pick the area of the room you want to paint

  3. Click on a paint swatch and experiment to your heart's content.

  4. Print out your choices and head off to your nearest paint store.

Some other resources posts that might aid you in your house painting plans: