When it comes to interior design, computers are not just for decorators. The plethora of information online provides home dwellers many wonderful ways to explore inspirational interior photos, develop interior color schemes and even design rooms online.
Below are some of the best online interior color scheme generators and sites that feature interior color schemes. However, it may take a few tries before you find the ones that you prefer.
Be forewarned: If you love to decorate, you can spend hours playing with these fun, online color scheme generators and exploring all of these color scheme ideas.
Interior Color Scheme Tools Online
These programs allow you pick from a color wheel and/or put in an image or photo to develop your own color schemes. Some of these programs were developed to help website designers, but there’s no reason you couldn’t use one to develop an interior color scheme.
This fun gadget was created by Sherwin-Williams and will allow you to build a palette for any photo. The color palette pulled from the photo you select also lists the coordinating Sherwin-Williams paint color, but you don't have to be bound by their paint to enjoy playing with this fun tool.
- My Colortopia
This user-friendly website is powered by Glidden paints. It has a photo upload tool and a simple color quiz where My Colortopia will suggest a palette based on your personality.
- Color Scheme Designer
To develop a color scheme on this site, simply spin the color wheel. This site was developed to aid web designers, but it lets you choose a one-color palette, plus will align complementary color combinations with a click of a button.
- CSS Drive
CSS Drive will quickly develop a vast color scheme from your photo, including a light, medium and dark color palette. This is ideal for when you want to match your room’s color scheme with a piece of art or fabric.
Pictaculous works like CSS Drive in that you can upload a photo and it will generate a color scheme for you. Based on the photo, Pictaculous will also suggest alternative color scheme ideas from ColourLovers.
COLOURlovers allows you to create color palettes as well as patterns, explore color and learn about color trends. Explore existing color schemes or develop your own under the “Tools” section of the site. You can even order your own creations in their store.
Interior Paint Color Schemes
These tools were developed so you could play with paint colors and visualize what a color scheme may look like in your room. Depending upon your browser, some may work a little better than others. Have fun playing!
- Better Homes & Gardens Colorfinder
- Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Viewer
- Valspar Paint’s Virtual Painter
- Glidden Color Visualizer
- Behr Colorsmart
- Sherwin Williams Paint Color Visualizer