I am the first to admit it – picking paint colors is hard!! That’s why I was excited to get an email in my inbox about Sherwin-Williams new online paint tool, Chip It! (Yes, the exclamation point is apparently part of the name.) :)
In a nutshell, this tool instantly picks coordinating paint colors for any image you find on the web. Dang, that’s cool!
Here’s how it works – you can either type your image’s url into the Chip It! website (click here), or you can drag the tool onto your toolbar to coordinate paint colors on the fly (see the screengrab below for both options).
I opted for the toolbar feature – and of course I had to immediately try it out with some images from Pinterest. It was super easy! All you have to do is:
- Find an online image that you like, like this painting by Michelle Armas.
- Click the Chip It! button on your toolbar.
- Roll your cursor over the image you want to use.
- Click on the Chip It! button that appears over the image.
That’s it! Five coordinating paint colors will instantly appear like this:
And you can even click the “More Colors” button to get 5 more coordinating paint colors – these will be the more subtle shades found in the image.
I thought this tool could be helpful for:
- Coordinating paint colors with artwork or fabric.
- Matching paint colors, such as finally finding out that “perfect shade of turquoise” that your neighbor used on her front door.
- Creating a color palette inspired by a favorite room.
What do you think? Does this sound like something you would ever use?
I’m wishing I knew about it when I picked a paint color for the nursery (more about that later), but I’m excited that I can now use it to pull accent colors out of the animal fabric I’m using in there. I’m also thinking it would give me a great head start on picking colors for the kitchen cabinets at the flip. How would you use it?