Need a great tool for matching paint colors?
I wrote this post about converting paint selections about three years ago. To date, it has proven to be my most-visited! The website www.easyrgb.com allows you to convert one brand's paint name/color code to another's. It's a very useful tool when working with builders and painters. Nestings does quite a bit of design and interior decoration, so I turn to this website often.
But you can do more with it. For a recent software company's office design I did, some of the clients said they wanted "soothing" colors, while others wanted them "high-tech" looking. What to do? The company had recently overhauled their corporate ID program, complete with a new logo. Aha! That's great inspiration! I based the color selections on the blue tones found there.
Initially, I eyeballed the paint selections. Then, using the www.easyrgb.com site, I entered the Pantone ink colors the graphic designer sent me, and came up with the matching paint in my preferred brand.
Believe it or not, it was the same color I had already selected. That dark blue was used for feature walls in the reception area and the president's office. A lighter version was painted on all the other walls, with glossy white trim on the heavy crown and base moldings. The rug selection was easy, working off the blue, as were the rest of the finishes for flooring, counters, cabinets, etc.
This tool really made the process easy, and easy on my mind because I knew the color was in keeping with their corporate ID program..