Use the crown colour app and pinterest to pick wall paint

Use the crown colour app and pinterest to pick wall paint

how to use crown color app

From your pin to your wall.

I guess for most of us picking out a wall colour can be a crazy task. This is one of those choices we have to live with for a long time. An investment worth taking time to think about.

So what happens when you want to drift away from the safe soft whites of wall domination into more adventurous options but you still want to be careful not to end up with a house that looks like a kids play den?

I’ve got the answer,

You read this post :)

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The first thing you need to do is get on Pinterest Asap.

I am a self confessed pinterest addict, greatest invention right after the internet and Youtube. It’s my go to search engine for inspiration on fashion, decor and diy projects.. Love pinterest to bits!

Anyway, you don’t even have to create an account to get the goodness but it would be a good idea to do so.

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Once you’re in, you can begin your search for rooms that you consider beautiful and with wall colours that you would consider having in your own space.

You can search rooms by function, eg living rooms, dining rooms.. or you can search rooms by colour schemes e.g. white living rooms, gray rooms, blue bedrooms. You could even type in a colour and see what comes up.. e.g. Pantone colour of the year Marsala

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Once you have narrowed down your search to a few pictures that you really like. Take a break and leave everything for at least 15 minutes. Come back again with fresh eyes and take a look at your pictures again. If they still appeal to you then you’re right on track.

Now single out one picture whose wall colour you absolutely like and whose colour scheme closely matches your decor theme.

Save this photo on your phone.

It’s time to switch to the crown colour app now.

If you don’t already have the crown colour app, you can download it from your apps store, or follow this link.

Now open the crown colour app and select match colour from the tabs at the bottom. This will prompt you to either take a photo or select one from your gallery.


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Choose the gallery option and  navigate through your phone to find the awesome picture that you saved from pinterest.

Once you do that, the picture will be imported into the app. I should mention that when the picture is imported it doesn’t show clearly on the screen, there is some sort of distortion. Also, the colours change ever so slightly but don’t worry your pretty head over this.

{For this tutorial I use this beautiful image pinned from this source.}

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The next step is to find your wall colour. To do this, tap on a spot in the image, the name and code for that colour will be displayed on screen below your photo.

You will notice that as you tap on different spots the paint colour info changes accordingly.

Here I wanted a dark gray tone, there were two or three variations depending on where I tapped so I settled for the one that I felt was closest to what I wanted. (stoker Gray 4243D)

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Finally save this colour to your favourites.

You can save several colours to your favourites to preview later with fresh eyes and finally decide on your most preffered tone.

Once you have found your colour, you can then visit your nearest crown paints depot and have them mix the paint for you. Most of these colours are not found ready to go and you have to allow some time for mixing. This is usually just a few minutes. You can use the in store colour charts to confirm the colour shade but this is just as an added measure.

Also on the crown colour app, you can use the colour chart tab at the bottom to browse through the available colours of paint that you can choose from. This can also be helpful in a case where you know which colour you want, say green, and just want to see the various shades of green available.

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Ok, now this next tip might be useful, say you cannot find a Crown paints depot near you, you can browse the nearest distributors from the distributors tab at the bottom. If you still cannot find one near you, you can also walk into a Duracoat paint depot with the paint colour code and they can try to match it for you as close as possible.

That’s it! Simple, right?

You’re now one step closer to a pinworthy home. Go you!

Pros, cons and notes on the crown colour app

  •  It would be good to be able to add notes to my saved favourites eg, stoker gray – for bathroom walls
  • The image distortion on the imported pictures is so annoying
  • It would be useful to be able to save my imported pictures on the app
  • The share functionalities could use some more tweaking to work properly
  • The share buttons on the favourites page require you to install the fb and twitter apps :( Whatsapp share doesn’t work well

Other useful links:

My pinterest page

Download Crown colour app

Other painting tips

Are you pinterest crazy like me? Would you use the crown colour app to pick your paint colour? What other hacks do you have for picking your wall colours? I would love to know.

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  1. This is seriously cool! I’m also a big pinterest fan and the fact that I want to redo a room in my home….this app is going to make it easier for me. Can’t wait to use it!

  2. Interesting. I’ve heard about the app but never given it much thought. Reminds me of nursery school and crayons

  3. I didn’t know this kind of app existed, that is why we have interior design experts. This is so cool and I can’t wait to get my own place and make use of what I’ve learned here.

  4. Thank you for sharing your ideas and thoughts.painting services in bangalore

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