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Tips to picking your new paint color

Is it time for a change? Painting your home, furniture or kitchen is a great way to not only refresh your home, but you! Here are our tips to help you on your journey!

#1 Selecting a color palette

Most of the leading paint manufacturers have suggested color palettes available to view on their website. However, a fabulous online tool is letschipit.com, which enables you to upload photos you love and it will automatically create a color palette.

Credit: addicted2decorating.com

Credit: addicted2decorating.com

Once you have your color palette narrowed down, create a cohesive look by following the 60-30-10 rule:

  • 60 percent primary color (ie. walls),
  • 30 percent secondary color (ie. a feature wall, furniture etc)
  • 10 percent accent color (ie. trim, skirting etc)

#2 Virtually paint your room and more

Upload a photo of your room, to the Paint My Place App, to virtually test out your selected color palette. This 4.5* virtual decorator has been featured by realestate.com.au, homefinder.com, news.com.au plus numerous other publications, app review sites and bloggers.

Either use the bucket tool for an intuitive instant paint job or utilise the paintbrush tool. Ensure you play around with the tolerance and opacity for a perfect finish.

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#3 Selecting your paint base

This is a great photo that provides an easy guide to selecting a paint finish:

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#4 Save money and only buy sample pots for your shortlisted colors

Rather than directly paint onto your walls, it is recommended to paint onto large sample boards or heavy duty paper, allowing you to see the color in different areas of your room, as light and shadow is different throughout your space.

Also, paint a sample board or heavy duty paper, pure white, as this contrasted against your colored sample boards will assist in clearly seeing the tone. (eg: I paint my front façade a dark ‘grey’ however once painted it had a lot of blue in it)

Leave the boards on your walls for a few days, so you can consider the paint color under different lighting and at night.

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Home Improvement Apps to save you time and money

Globally, the popularity of home improvement TV shows and magazines suggest that many of us are interested in interior design and renovation. In the USA alone, the home improvement product market is expected to hit $287 billion in 2013, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute.There are thousands of Apps on the market that provide assistance and cost savings in planning a cosmetic or extensive makeover to your home.

Tried and tested Apps we recommend:

My Measures & Dimensions My Measure App

Price: $2.99

iTunes average user rating 4 stars

My Measures is a best application for storing and sharing object dimensions! With more than 4 million users worldwide My Measures is a industry standard for real estate agents, engineers, carpenters, architects, auction sellers, construction workers, landscapers, DIY, home renovation, hobby …

It is super easy to use. Just take a photo, add arrows, angles, text or notes. Now the measures are stored and always in your pocket wherever you go.

Download >  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id325962257

iHandy Carpenter

Price: $1.99

iTunes average user rating 4.5 stars

This diy carpenter’s toolkit includes 5 great tools.

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id293621500

Paint My Place Paint My Place App

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating 4.5 stars

Dump those paint swatches & sample tins for good. Fun & Easy! Virtually paint your home inside & out using real brand name paints & suggested palettes. Simply capture a photo of your home & start painting today for Free! theiphoneappreview.com team stated it was a steal at $0.99 and now it is free.

Download >  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paint-my-place-realistic-color/id633043691?mt=8

Masters Home Improvement

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating 4.5 stars

Browse & buy 30,000 home improvement products over 19 categories

Download> https://itunes.apple.com/app/id603348647

Home Depot Pro App – For Contractors & Construction Professionals

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating 4.5 stars

Whether you’re a general contractor, builder, painter, carpenter, roofer, plumber or other construction pro, The Home Depot Pro app’s contractor-grade features are tools that can help you run your business, jobs, and projects more effectively. I’d recommend this to consumers aswell!

Download >  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id600100369

Houzz

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating 5 stars

We really don’t need to say anything, as this is the App to inspire!

Download >  https://itunes.apple.com/app/id399563465

Good HousekeepingGood Housekeeping App

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating 4 stars

Packed with ideas and tutorials to improve and maintain your home.

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id397509781

 

Five Apps that have been recommended to us by our Facebook fans!

MySurface by DuPont

Price: Free

iTunes user average rating of 2.5 stars

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id330855040

Remodelista Lite Remodelista Lite

Price: Free ($2.99 paid App also available)

iTunes user average review of 4.0 stars

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id394033953

GE Mood Cam

Price: Free

iTunes user average review of 2.5 stars

Edit the lighting in your rooms.

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id369181839

DrapeStyle

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating of 4.0 stars

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id525658194

ColorSnap

Price: Free

iTunes average user rating of 2.0 stars

Download > https://itunes.apple.com/app/id316256242

Can you recommend other home improvement Apps? Drop us a line at promo@paintmyplace.mobi.

Inspirational Flowers – Creativity through Color

 

Here is a collection of some of my favorite flowers, whose natural beauty provides huge inspiration for color palettes and painting, as well as home DIY and renovation projects. Please click on each image for a larger version.

Please note: all credits and original sources can be obtained through our Pinterest board.

Various Credits:

Dahlia Abstract – Priya Ghose, http://priya-ghose.artistwebsites.com/featured/dahlia-abstract-priya-ghose.html

 

Color Palette Inspiration: Loft

The beautifully soft, light and airy color palette of this loft space is gorgeous. Relaxing and breathable, it would make a gorgeous color statement in any home.

Color Palette Inspiration - Paint My Place App | www.paintmyplace,mobi

 

The original image came from The Handmade Home and they had great some great ideas for which paint colors to use when painting your home. Their suggestion was to use Benjamin Moore paint colors Chantilly Lace, Juneau Spring and Crystal Blue. Here’s what it would look like:

Color Palette Inspiration | Paint My Place App

 

I also came up with some other complimentary color palettes for the image using Dulux paint colors:

Color Palette Inspiration | Paint My Place App

A327 Spritzig, Greenland Ice Half and Gypsy Canvas

Color Palette Inspiration | Paint My Place App

Dulux A315 July Quarter, Curd Quarter and Braid

Color Palette Inspiration | Paint My Place App

Dulux A314 Shampoo, White Wastonia and Olive Leaf

Color Palette Inspiration | Paint My Place App

Dulux A314 Shampoo, Balsa Stone and Pale Tendril

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win an iTunes voucher with your painting skills and the Paint My Place app

 

Your chance to win US$100 iTunes voucher by using the Paint My Place app.

Lovers of the new Paint My Place app rejoice; the first Paint My Place competition has just started and entries are open until 30th June. Simply download the photo provided, apply your designing flair and upload it for all to see and vote on.

Win an iTunes voucher in the Paint My Place competition.

Show how you could turn this run down house into an amazing property.

This is ideal for people who are keen interior designers or DIYers, or who are real estate professionals or painters, to put your skills on show and prove that you have what it takes to turn a run down property into something spectacular!

 Enter here

Winners will be decided based on a public vote and the most popular 3 will win iTunes vouchers:

First Prize: $100 iTunes Voucher (US$100 or equivalent)

Second Prize: $50 iTunes Voucher (US$50 or equivalent)

Third Prize: $20 iTunes Voucher (US$20 or equivalent)

Entries are open now via this link.