As a painting and general contractor, we’ve painted plenty of homes and we can honestly say the most challenging task for a homeowner is picking the right colors. Whether it’s coordinating a new color with an existing color in your home, or finding an all new color palette, we usually do our best to help and make suggestions. However, the decision ultimately still rests on you. But there’s no need to stress out too much about it because choosing colors can be fun – if you have the right tools to help you.
The most common tool for choosing the perfect paint color has always been a fan deck. Unlike a color wheel, a fan deck consists of easy-to-view strips arranged by color family featuring various shades and intensities of the same hue. But these fan decks are usually only available to the contractors or can be found at your local paint store in the hands of an associate. And if you wanted to take home a fan deck from your local paint store, the answer will be no or someone took the last one.
In some cases, you may even be told they are for sale only. Thankfully, the internet and smart phones have helped evolve the paint industry by pushing paint vendors to build mobile tools to help make the color choosing process easier. The best part is they are all free. From color picking, to paint choices, here are a few that will simplify your life tremendously!