Great Tool For Matching Paint Colors

Home Stager with Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

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 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.

Finish Selections

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 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..


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Johnny "Culdesac" Yankoviak
Weichert Realtors - Manassas, VA

Thanks Julia;

That is some great news we can use.


May 02, 2011 04:38 AM #1
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Julia, great colour scheme! I love how you'd already eyeballled the colour match! Nice call! I shall visit the websites and add them to my fave's!

May 02, 2011 04:44 AM #2
Drick Ward
NEPTUNE REALTY - Virginia Beach, VA
"RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation

Thanks for the tip. It can be hard to match different colors all around. Keep up the great work.

May 02, 2011 05:19 AM #3
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer

Julia:  Isn't technology grand?  Good for you and how fortunate that the logo designer was there or available to tell you the pantone ink colour. 

May 02, 2011 05:46 AM #4
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Julie, I bookmarked, as I probably did 3 years ago, and then I went to the site and realized why it didn't stick in my head.  My "preferred" brands are not listed.  They're not actually "preferred" but the only ones are readily available within a 1 hour drive.  I haven't used True-Value paints but maybe this will help me give them a try because they are closer.  THANKS Again!

May 02, 2011 06:57 AM #5
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Excellent.  I will bookmark this in case my customers need.  Cool that it's your highest tracked post.

May 02, 2011 07:08 AM #6
David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

Great tool Julie...I need to bookmark for future reference.  Thank you.  :-)

May 02, 2011 08:28 AM #7
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Julia - What a great resource! Thanks very much for sharing it. I'm not surprised at all that you eyeballed the color - you are the consummate professional!  I hit Suggest.

May 02, 2011 08:29 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I think I saved this the last time, but since then got a new computer and lost previous information.  I'm happy to add it to my favorites!

May 02, 2011 10:21 AM #9
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Julia--I'm bookmarking this.  Another great tool in the toolkit. Thanks for sharing this again (although I wasn't an AR member 3 years ago so it's a first for me.)

May 02, 2011 10:32 AM #10
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Peg, Sharon, Janet & David- it really is useful!

Thank you, Drick & Johnny!

Hi Valerie - graphic designers keep good records, and love to share their creativity.

Ginger!  Hope the quality is what you want!  Poor thing...

Debbie - It's great if people see a color in a magazine and want to use their favorite brand or a less expensive paint.

Stop it, Judy!  You're too nice!  Thanks!

May 03, 2011 05:39 AM #11

The site was useless! Didn't work at all.

Oct 11, 2017 02:33 PM #12
Julia Maher

So sorry it didn't work. I wrote this post six years ago, so perhaps that site is defunct.

Oct 11, 2017 03:06 PM #13
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