App: Voice of Color by PPG
Available On: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android
What does it do? Once you’ve matched your color to the PPG color collection, Voice of Color serves up a color card and you can choose to view shades of the color or harmony colors. You can easily save your favorites, add notes and order 8×12 sample sheets. Voice of Color also allows you to browse the PPG color collections and over 1,800 colors, find the closest retailer, and link up with Voice of Color via Facebook and Twitter.
App: ColorSmart by Behr
Available On: iPhone, iPad and Android
What does it do? Once you’ve matched your color, this app has a feature that shows how colors will work together in preloaded example rooms. It comes with a handy paint calculator and shows the closest store that carries Behr Paint. You can keep a list of your favorite palettes, rooms, paint calculations and store locations for quick access. You can even share your projects by email or on Facebook or Twitter.
App: Benjamin Moore Color Capture
Available On: iPhone and Android
What does it do? In addition to including the color-capture feature, this app ensures that you’ll always have Benjamin Moore color cards at your fingertips. One of the handy features of this app is that you can save photos and color swatches to your photo album, which gives you the ability to create photos for clients and email the inspiration photo with color swatches. It also allows you to search for the closest Benjamin Moore store so you can quickly pick up your client’s paint.
App: Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap
Available On: iPhone, Android and Blackberry
What does it do? This app gives the color details and the best coordinating colors to the color you’ve matched. From there add colors, adjust colors and create well-rounded palettes. Palettes can be saved under the project name for easy identification later and are easily emailed to clients. ColorSnap also allows you to play on the color wheel and browse all the SW colors. Once the color choice has been made, easily search by zip code for nearest Sherwin-Williams store.
App: Olympic ColorClix
Available On: iPhone, Android and Windows Phone
What does it do? This app automatically pulls the colors from the photo and lines them up under the photo. Easily buy samples, add colors to a favorites list or create a project. The best thing about this app is that there is a place for notes in each project. Once you have a project saved with color choices and notes, you can email information to the client or post it on Facebook or Twitter.
If you know of anymore apps or have any you recommend be sure to let us know what they are!
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