Cool New Online Paint Tool – Chip It!

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).

Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

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:

  1. Find an online image that you like, like this painting by Michelle Armas.
  2. Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

  3. Click the Chip It! button on your toolbar.
  4. Roll your cursor over the image you want to use.
  5. Click on the Chip It! button that appears over the image.
  6. Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

That’s it!  Five coordinating paint colors will instantly appear like this:

Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

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.

Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

I thought this tool could be helpful for:

  • Coordinating paint colors with artwork or fabric.
  • Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

    Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

  • Matching paint colors, such as finally finding out that “perfect shade of turquoise” that your neighbor used on her front door.
  • Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

    Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

  • Creating a color palette inspired by a favorite room.
  • Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

    Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

Cool New Online Paint Tool - Chip It!

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?

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Comments

  1. That’s awesome, Liz! Thanks for sharing! Going to test it out for myself now….

  2. Patti Z says:

    I can’t wait to try this to! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Samantha says:

    So awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Hi there! I got the email too and was just as excited as you are! Its such an awesome tool. I will be getting PLENTY of use out of it because here at Casa de Gardner we are all about color and sometimes we miss the mark. This will hopefully prevent us from having to repaint so much anymore. Thanks for sharing.