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San Diego Painting: Top Five Timesaving Apps

Rachel Williams

When it comes to San Diego paint, or any house paint for that matter, deciding on color is a big deal. From collecting paint samples at the local hardware store, to testing out sample after sample of paint on inconspicuous corners in the home, what’s a busy homeowner or manager to do? Whether you’re doing things DIY style or hiring one of the many painting companies in San Diego, it’s important to have at least a general color scheme in mind before getting things started. 


Thankfully, technology has now entered the realm of paint innovation and deciding on a color scheme is a LOT easier. Apps like HGTV’s Color Guide and Sherwin Williams’ Color Snap offer paint recommendations and a variety of virtual colors to choose from anytime, anywhere.


What else can these apps do for busy property managers and homeowners struggling with San Diego painting?


Check out six of the most popular apps available:



#1. HGTV Shelf



Works On: iPad

Find It Here on iTunes.


Formerly HGTV Color Guide, HGTV Shelf is your source for DIY inspiration. Mix and match colors, read up on the “7 Color Mistakes to Avoid” or sort through dozens of residential and commercial house painting projects to help you navigate through your next big San Diego repaint.


#2. Color Capture by Benjamin Moore


Works On: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Find it Here on iTunes or Googleplay.


With over 3,300 indoor and outdoor paint colors at their fingertips, Benjamin Moore makes color matching easy with this new app. How does it work? Just snap a picture of a color you love and the app instantly finds a house paint match. After that, it’s easy to purchase your favorite color, create color combos or share finds with others!


#3. Color Snap by Sherwin Williams


Works On: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Find It Here on iTunes or Googleplay.

Matching colors with your favorite palettes at-home or on-the-go is easy with Color Snap. Just “snap”, explore and adjust your new painting color’s hue, lightness and saturation at the touch of a button. Don’t have time to explore your favorite exterior or interior paint color palettes now? Saving your favorite color matches is easy and can be accessed later from any of your devices!


#4: House Beautiful’s 500+ Favorite Paint Colors


Works On: iPad

Find It Here on iTunes.


Caught in a wave of color? With House Beautiful’s color app, you can now sort by color, mood or even space with this handy iPad app.  This application offers invaluable home painting ideas and paint color advice – perfect for the owner or manager looking for a little more information. House Beautiful’s color app aims to be the “go-to color authority” on whatever you room you plan to repaint.


#5. Color Smart by BEHR Mobile


Works On: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Find It Here on iTunes or Googleplay.


Similar to Benjamin Moore’s app described above, BEHR’s app will let you easily snap your own photo and find an instant color match. Not sure what to combine your favorite paint colors with? BEHR’s app offers designer-coordinated palettes that can be easily stored, selected and previewed in the room type and style of your choice. 


Looks like residential and commercial house painting just got a whole lot easier.


Don’t see your favorite residential painting app on our list? Tell us about it below!


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