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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Visualizing Wall Colour Made Easy

Hope you've been having fun fooling around with mydeco. Along with mydeco and Polyvore ( a site I shared with you in a previous blog that I use to create design/mood boards) I have discovered the benefits of Sherwin Williams' Colour Visualizer. It's a great tool that enables you to view rooms in varying colours. My clients, who are often both excited and nervous about changing the colours in their living spaces, love seeing the finished product before the painting has begun.

One such couple recently hired me for a colour consultation.

The photos below show you the options I presented to them. The furnishings and accessories were already in place when they contacted me. Which do you like best?

Like any tool, the Colour Visualizer needs a bit of practice to master. After uploading a photo, you mask off a space you want to paint. At first I simply used the brush tools and my edges were very uneven. So I started practicing with the tool that masks off complete areas and now have a good sense of how to use it efficiently. There are 2 such tools; one is labeled 'rectangle' and the other 'polygon'. You can paint the walls, ceilings, trim, doors and even furnishings. I have painted over bathroom vanities and window and bed coverings as well.
Have fun with the Colour Visualizer. If you want some colour suggestions or confirmation of your colour choices, just send me a photo. I'd be happy to help you garner Rave Re:views.

Oops! In my haste to pack for Toronto and write my last blog on March 11th close to the midnight hour, I neglected to actually post the entry. It wasn't until the following week when my husband wondered why I hadn't written a blog since early March that I realized my faux pas. Lesson learned: Don't pack and write a blog entry a couple of hours before you have get up early to catch a 6:00 a.m flight!!!


  1. I think you have mastered it, it looks great! I like the different options. Great software!

  2. If you're still looking for opinions, I'm partial to the second picture. Really love that green.



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