Sep 7, 2009

Benjamin Moore Color Capture iPhone App

sept09 024 Benjamin Moore Color Capture for the iPhone. Yep. There’s an app for that!

Now you can capture that color on the job or anywhere and instantly match it to one of the more than 3,300 hues that comprise Benjamin Moore's color system then have it mixed back at the paint store.

sept09 025 You can take a photo of an object or choose one from your library and move your finger around the image to find a color on the Benjamin Moore Color Pallets.

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sept09 026 Color tweaking can happen here. A simple shake of the phone and ben will provide up to four coordinating colors, creating an entire harmonizing palette based on the original selection.

sept09 027 You can save colors too and add notes for example this Bunker Hill Green is for the Master Bedroom.
sept09 028 Find a local Benjamin Moore store using the store locator which uses the iPhones GPS of your current location.

Sherwin Williams iPhone ColorSnap App

sept09 023Sherwin Williams ColorSnap App for the iPhone allows you to take a photo of an item or object on the job and move your finger around that photo to find a color from the Sherwin Williams Color Pallet that matches. You can use existing photos from your photo Library too.

024 Here is a real life example. I have a new pre-finished fiberglass front door and the customer wants the white metal overhead stained to match the front door.

I snap a photo of the unfinished brickmold to get my primer base coat color to apply to the white metal overhead door.

SW 7508 Tavern Taupe is darn close.

IMG_0739 Ta Da! Instantly changed the white metal door to a stained door. Now I can paint the white on the original pre-primed door jamb.

sept09 031Here you are presented with the formulas for the colors. In this example I shot the Crimson Red and the other 2 colors shown are suggested colors that match.

sept09 029 You can save colors.

sept09 030Equipped with a Sherwin Williams Store Locator. ColorSnap can use your current location if you allow it.