This past week I was talking on Snapchat and Instagram about how I couldn’t decide what color to repaint this trim in our sunroom. Mandi started texting me photoshopped versions of the room, and I have to say, it was REALLY helpful!
I pride myself in having a “good imagination”. I am typically pretty good at visualizing how colors will look, but this takes it to a whole new level!
It’s just a quick recolor and you can’t truly see how the new color would affect the color temperature in the space, but it’s still SO helpful to get a visual example that’s pretty close to how it would look!
On looking at these, I immediately knew the green and yellow were out (although another sunnier shade of yellow could still work) and that I’d rather see black than dark gray here.
The coral pink color felt surprisingly right to me, even though I’m not sure I’m ready to pull that plug.
Anyway—even though I still haven’t committed, I feel SO much closer to making that decision and really feel like these renderings helped me dodge a bullet on a few options!
Next, Mandi made me a few examples of colors I am considering for our appliances too. I’ll wait to share which one I loved most (don’t wanna ruin the big reveal!), but when I saw these examples, I immediately knew which color was right for our space.
Wow! I mean…this is a total game changer!
From now on each time I have a major paint color decision, I’m going to use Photoshop before I even buy paint samples! Especially those really important/expensive choices like exterior paint colors.
Alrighty, I just had to share these because they were so incredibly helpful to me! xx. Elsie
Hello ladies! I purchased the photoshop for bloggers and thought this tutorial might be in there … I desperately need it to change wall color and cabinetry color using Benjamin Moore / Sherwin Williams paints for my clients! I can’t wait to take the course, but did I miss the tutorial on these color changes? Can you help direct me?
Love your blog!!!
Yes, the lesson is called: use layer masks to change hair color and background colors
please please tutorial!
love photo shop but let’s talk about that light fixture. love, love, love. where did you get it?
Me too, me too!
I would love to see that tutorial!
yes please, the tutorial!
A tutorial would be amazing! Seeing the colors makes all the difference. I can’t wait to see what color you pick for the stove.
Are you ordering your range in a color or painting it? If you are ordering it, would you mind sharing what brand it is? I am in the market for a colored range as well but everything is coming in pretty over budget!
This is an insanely helpful idea. I’ve been wanting to update my kitchen colour scheme for an age and I will totally be using this technique to make the colour decision!
I think the trim is perfect the way it is or the pink is my next fave! I also like the first color of the stove (pale soft green)
I would love to see a tutorial on this.
Would love that tutorial. I have an inkling of how I would do it, but I always love seeing other people’s Photoshop techniques because I’m like wow, the thing that takes me ten minutes takes you 30 seconds!
I’m a very basic PSE user and would love a quick tutorial on using PS to help with color choices for my home. Thanks so much for your blog. I love it!
I’d love to see a tutorial!!
Oh man, that mint stove/oven. Am so in love. I really hope you go with that colour!
Of course we would like to watch a tutorial video!!You see ,we are planning to move our kitchen to a different place inside the house cause where it is now I have a huuuuge window with a view to the aegean sea(i am lucky to live in Naxos island,Greece)and I want the living room there so as to take advantage of the light and the view of course…As you can understand there are going to be many changes and this tutorial will be really really helpfull!!!! Please uploaded ASAP. :p
I have recoloured a picture of a cardigan with Photoshop, because I was unsure in what colour to knit the next. Would love to see the tutorial here, because there are always many ways to get the job done in PS ☺
And for the doors: I would go with that sunnier yellow!
um, yes please? 🙂
Wow, I had no idea you could do that! I’ts a fabulous tool with the potential to save making huge and costly mistakes. I’d love a tutorial. Is it possible to do this in photoshop elements as I don’t have the full version of photoshop?
I got that Dulux visualiser too but couldn’t manage to use it properly! It was really weird!