Cool Online Tool: Choosing the Perfect Paint Color

Cool Online Tool: Choosing the Perfect Paint Color

Janel Laban
May 6, 2009

We all know that wall color changes everything about a space, which is why it gives most of us pause when planning a room painting project. We ran across a cool planning tool today and used it to quickly make the four very different room photos...

...above. Everything is the same in the images, from the amount of light to the placement of the furniture, yet the "feel" of each space is radically different. The personality changes.

The paint color visualization tool we used to experiment with the photo is from the Ralph Lauren Paint site. It allows you to select one of four rooms and then drag the colors of your choice into place. It's easy to change your mind as you go, simply drag in a new color to get a new look.

Let's say that you arrive at a combination that you like - you can then change which area of the room it appears in, so you can swap the trim with the wall color, the accent with the door color, etc. etc. until the amounts feel harmoniously balanced.

It's possible, once you are done with your personalized palette, to order samples of your colors with one click.

It's a bit of fun and a wide range of colors are included - check it out if you have a few minutes to play or bookmark for the next time you are getting serious about changing things up at home.

Try it out right here: Ralph Lauren Paint

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