INTERIOR  REDESIGN     Color Tips

Painting is a great way to update and refresh the look of your home.  Choosing the right color, however, can be quite stressful.  Check out these sites for some great tips to help you make the right choice or contact Karen Ellis-Refreshing Homes for a color consultation.

Sherwin Williams-Colorsnap  -Use your smart phone to match real-world colors with paint colors.  Get coordinating colors or create custom palettes.  Search, browse, adjust, save and even share colors.  All for free!

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/color/tools/colorsnap-for-iphone-android-and-blackberry/

Another great Sherwin Williams tool is the Visualizer. It enables you to experiment with colors for every room online…before buying the paint!

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/

I also love Benjamin Moore paint/colors so the combination of Benjamin Moore on Pinterest is a decorator’s dream!

http://pinterest.com/benjamin_moore/

The Benjamin Moore-Pottery Barn Colors are also quite popular.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-architects-and-designers/color-gallery#&ce_vm=2&ce_trd=PB

A personal favorite of mine is the Benjamin Moore-Historic Colors collection.  Classic and timeless.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-architects-and-designers/color-gallery#&ce_vm=2&ce_col=HC

How many gallons of paint will I need? Check out this handy paint calculator.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/calculator/0,,wall-paint,00.html