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Buying Guide: This smart paint color matcher will up your interior design game
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Buying Guide: This smart paint color matcher will up your interior design game

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With all the time you’re spending at home, you might be wondering how to refresh your space. Adding a fresh coat of paint is a cost effective way to totally transform a room, but finding the perfect color can be a challenge. This smart paint color matcher is here to help.

How It Works

This paint color matcher from Datacolor works with your smartphone to suggest the best shade for your space. Simply point the rechargeable color reader at any color you love and the mobile app will give you a selection of best match paint colors. The app’s database stores colors from popular paint brands like Sherwin Williams, Behr, and Benjamin Moore, so you can simply type in the paint color number and order it online.

Coordinate Color Schemes

Want to figure out how your paint will look with your furniture, or if an accent wall is the right shade against existing paint? The mobile app allows you to store multiple colors and create custom color schemes so you can preview before you pick up a paintbrush.

Why Customers Love It

Amazon customers loved that this color reader was easy to set up, easy to use, and made it easy to organize multiple colors. One reviewer said this color matcher was interior designer approved since it helped her clients better visualize their space and learn not to be afraid of color.

Datacolor ColorReader available from Amazon


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