If you follow along on Instagram, you know we are in the process of customizing our office with new cabinetry, shelving, bookcase, and built-in desk. We didn’t know how to marry two different styles (mine and Jose’s) without the office looking like hodgepodge. It was not a pretty sight and felt incredibly uninspired.
Anyway, I was scrolling through IG stories one day and one of my favorite bloggers was sharing her office. I quickly turned to Jose and asked, “What if we customize it to something like this?!?” I was excited. He quickly shot down the idea without a real explanation. I knew I was reaching for the stars but it was worth a shot, haha!
A few days later go by, and lo and behold, the idea that I once thought was far beyond my reach turned out to be a possibility. He was actually considering it. I was stoked. We took the time to browse the web to see if we both had the same idea in mind. After realizing we were both in love with having a customized office space, we pulled the trigger, and designed it.
Last night I shared a few color choices we were considering, and no, barbie pink was never an option. (Only in my wildest dreams 🙂 ) Thank goodness we used Bluebeam to see what the potential colors would look like because the color we thought we wanted ended up being too much for us. Unfortunately, Jose manipulated the software to do what we did to test out the color options. However, if you’re familiar with the software and would like to try it, there’s a 30-day free trial. I’ll link more about that here.
If construction software isn’t your thing, no worries, I discovered two user-friendly apps that I found easy to navigate – Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio and Paint Tester.
Below are a few samples using the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio app (available in iOS and Android):
It was so easy to navigate! I also love that the colors are from their very own collections. Highly recommend this app!
I would say the second option is to help narrow down your color selection, whether if it’s to determine if you like a color at all, or not. (Just how we used Bluebeam to give us a general idea of what the color we thought we wanted would look like.) It was easy to navigate but I didn’t like the little ad at the bottom. I kept clicking on it by accident and it would take me to the ad. A little annoying but eh – it’s manageable.
Below are two samples using the Paint Tester app (available in iOS and Android):
Well, that’s a wrap for tonight! I hope these two home paint apps point you to the right direction when it comes to selecting a color for your project…I know we are all currently twiddling our thumbs thinking about what should we get into next – haha!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot a message on Instagram. I would be happy to help.