The ColorVault

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Make a deposit. Withdraw anytime. Share the wealth.

To date we’ve now got 50 colors in the ColorVault, and we’re looking for more. Send us your colors, and we’ll keep them safe for you (see info below).

The ColorVault is a place online where people can send the names and pictures of the paints they’ve used in their homes so that when they need to remember them later on, they can.

The ColorVault would also double as an archive of paint colors and what they actually look like, so that if you were thinking of painting your wall, say Dove Gray, you could go look up other people’s homes that have used it. As far as we know there is nothing like this online right now and it would be a real help to many who wrestle with paint colors.

Ultimately we would develop the ColorVault so that people could download their own information and pictures and retrieve it at will (names would always be kept private), but we want to start to seed the Vault by hand, so we are throwing an offer out to you. Send us a picture and your color with the following info and we’ll enter you in right away.

• A good picture of the color in your home
• Your name & email (will be kept private)
• Your location

• Room name
• Trim, wall or ceiling?

• Color name
• Color number
• Brand
• Flat, eggshell, semigloss, gloss?
• Oil, latex or natural?

• Any comments

After we enter this into our database, we’ll send you a confirmation. Whenever you want to remember your colors, simply send us an email and we’ll send you back all the information. And when we have this automated, you’ll be able to access it yourself.

Send all ColorVault info to Justine(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com and put COLORVAULT in the subject line.

Best, Maxwell