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The Answer to Your Paint Problems (+ a Giveaway)

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09.08.16 | By
The Answer to Your Paint Problems (+ a Giveaway)
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Ask any designer for the single best way to make a huge design impact and they’ll tell you: Paint. A fact you’ll know to be true, if you’ve ever painted over that color landlords call white, but looks more like someone with a pack-a-day habit took up residence in the home. Once you’re convinced that paint is the answer, (trust me, it’s always the answer!) you need to choose the color. This is the hard part. Even neutrals are difficult. In my book, there is nothing worse than trying to choose a shade of gray. (I’ve painted the same room 9 times before—all shades of gray—which is why I can be forgiven for initially thinking 50 Shades of Gray was written by a fellow frustrated painter.)

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I know I’m not alone in my paint woes, which is why I was thrilled to learn about a new paint-related app from Prestige Paints called Prestige ColorPic (iOS/Android), that allows users to experience how over 2,400 different paint colors look on their walls in real time. It’s pretty simple: take a picture of your wall. Play with the color wheel to try out the options on the wall. If you need help on decisions, you can post the photos on your favorite social media channel and crowd-source the decision. When you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can buy directly from Amazon. And Prime members rejoice! Within as little as two days later, you have your paint on your doorstep.

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If 2,400 colors sounds more overwhelming than awesome, take a deep breath. There is a solution. Prestige partnered with home decorators to create a Designer Series of complete color palettes. No more wandering around a box store wondering if the towels you want clashes or compliments your walls. It has the potential to make a big dent in your decorating decision fatigue.

See how easy it is:

In honor of the app launch, Prestige Paints just launched a Kickstarter campaign giving you the opportunity to name one of the 1,000 colors of paint, which will then be available through Amazon on Prestige’s ColorPic Collection. (Good gift for the design friend who has everything—name that color!)


GIVEAWAY

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And giveaway time! Prestige Paints is giving away 10 rooms worth of paint makeovers (up to 6 gallons per winner). To enter, simply download the ColorPic app (iOS/Android), take a photo of your room before and then be prepared to show off the after! ENTER HERE.

Amy Azzarito is the author of "Nest: The Secret History of Things that Make a House a Home" forthcoming in 2020.