Although we may fall in love with a paint color, that tiny test swatch isn’t quite big enough to really let you know how the room will look once that color is all over the walls. Try a virtual design tool before you dip your paintbrush as a way to test out your paint.
Swatchbox.com provides virtual room design tools that integrate with the interior colors offered by all the major brands, and they’re all in one place.
These virtual designers are easy to use. All you need is a clear photo of the room you’re thinking about painting. Try to snap a well-lit shot in high resolution for best results. From there, designate wall surfaces and virtually apply paint to the walls.
Let’s face it, wall paint always looks perfect in catalogs because every detail of the room is tailored to complement a specific color. The best part of these virtual painting tools is that you can view how the paint looks on the walls in your rooms, surrounded by your furniture. Test out accent walls or full room makeovers in different colors before you purchase paint. And these tools are even fun to play around with even if you’re not planning to paint anytime soon!