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Color Selection Tools

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Tools & Materials

Online color selectors
Online color visualizer
Electronic tablet paint visualizer
Paint samples
Paint calculator
Painting supplies

Getting Started

Tip: Selecting paint colors is easy with electronic tools.

Find online color/image you like.

Use electronic tool to turn it into color palette.

Testing the Paint Color

Test color choices with online or electronic tablet visualizer that lets you paint walls and trim virtually.

Test colors with small paint samples.

Tip: Look at colors in different light at different times of day.

Use online calculator to tell how much paint to buy.