The Best Online Paint Selector Tools

With so many paint colors available, it can be hard to pick the right one for your home decorating project. Rather than carting home piles of paint chips, consider an online paint selector tool. Many paint companies now offer these tools to simplify the process of how to decorate your home.


Valspar’s color selector is the most comprehensive. It allows you to select rooms from their gallery or upload a photo from your home to virtually paint. They offer pallet suggestions for how to decorate a room based on your color choices and allow you to build and save decorating palettes. Their virtual painter will even show you what the rooms would look like in different lighting.

Behr , under the “Find Your Color” tab Behr’s color tool is simple but easy to use. You can enter the name or number of a swatch you already like or browse by color family. Behr’s selector will recommend complimenting shades of white based on your choices. They also have a small gallery of ideas on how to use color to decorate your home based on mood or life stages. They also offer a tool for uploading your own pictures to virtually paint.

Sherwin Williams

Not only does Sherwin Williams let you virtually paint photos of your home, they offer a unique tool. Upload a picture from the web and it will create a decorating color palette from that picture. This tool is also available as a smart phone app.

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