ColorSnap Visualizer – Try And Select Sherwin-Williams Colors In Your Place With AR!

ColorSnap Visualizer is the app for selecting colors with AR technologies. Just aim the camera at your walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and try any of Sherwin-Williams colors on it without actually painting!

Rating:
8/10
ColorSnap Visualizer app logo

Since we are able to distinguish colors, choosing the right ones for your home is an important thing. ColorSnap Visualizer is the app that can paint any surface with any licensed Sherwin-Williams color, using augmented reality technologies. Thus, you can see the colors on it without having to paint it.

The Catalogue

When you run the app, it shows you the Sherwin-Williams logo while loading. It is the official app by the famous paint manufacturer, so it’s as close to the WYSIWYG principle as close can be.

First of all, there is a catalogue for exploring the available paints by SW. You can just swipe it through, selecting the best color that you think may fit your home. But it’s the most primitive and obvious level of using this app. More fun and use you can find if you use Instant Paint feature in Paint menu.

Run Instant Paint and point the camera at your wall (or any surface you want painted). After a little pause, the app will detect the wall and substitute its actual color with the one you have selected. You can select multiple colors and alter them to find the variant you’ll like the most. The same can be done with a picture. It’s even better when your phone is not powerful enough to do AR.

There are even more powerful options. For example, you can generate the palette of up to eight colors by just analyzing a photo, if you want to copy it in real life. So, if you are a designer or just care about colors in your environment, ColorSnap is the right app for you.

Beyond Virtual Paints

The first thing you should learn is the following: the same color may look different on your phone and in real life! So if you want to see colors in AR as realistic as can be, you should calibrate your display to make the colors the least exaggerated. It takes a little fiddling with Settings, especially if you have a Samsung phone with an AMOLED screen, known for its over-the-top colors. As far as I tried, on iPhone or LG phones the difference is not as drastic.

Sometimes there can be issues with surface recognition. Luckily, I never ran into one (though I read about it in reviews). Take care to provide proper lighting; if it’s not proper, the app will tell you.

If you decided to do the painting, there are extra tools, like a paint calculator that helps to choose the right volume of the paint. When you have made up your mind, it’s easy to find the nearest store with a built-in map.

Pros:
  • Realistic Sherwin-Williams colors;
  • The engine that applies colors on surfaces you select;
  • AR-powered feature of live painting;
  • Built-in paint calculator and other extras;
  • Runs on both Android and iOS.

Cons:
  • Colors on your screen and in real life may differ;
  • The room should be well-lit for AR to work;
  • Sometimes there may be issues with detecting walls;
  • Bound to Sherwin-Williams colors (it’s their app, so what else to expect?);
  • Too immersive and maybe even addictive.

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The Color of Your Dreams

Here is the paint that is fun to watch drying. Sherwin-Williams (the manufacturer I appreciate for long) provides another reason to opt for their colors. To be honest, I’d recommend visiting a store first and see these colors with your own eyes, not through the lens of your camera. Still, the app is a great assistant for preliminary decisions. Sometimes you can try the wildest ideas with it and find them worthy.

ColorSnap® Visualizer

Developer: Sherwin-Williams
Content Rating: Rated for 3+

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