Hey! Here’s something kind of cool. If you’re thinking of painting your entire home, and are having a hard time visualizing, this may be a good tool to help you make some decisions! It’s a bit time consuming but worth it if you need that extra visualization.
The first thing you need to do is save all of the colours that you are thinking of using. Benjamin Moore allows you to view their colours online like this, and this is the easiest format to add into your floorplan. I did have to screen shot them and save them to my computer.
Next, if you have your floor plan then that’s great! If not then finding one similar to your own online is the next best thing. Finally, if you’re feeling really crafty, you can always hand draw your plan and scan it into your computer.
Now head over to picmonkey.com !
(Click on any of the photos for a larger view)
After selecting ‘edit a photo’ from the picmonkey home page, you can upload your floor plan into the editing program.
Next, use the fade option to allow yourself to temporarily see through your colour. This makes it much easier to edit! I stretched the colour to cover the space that I am using that colour in, then I will use the ‘eraser’ tool to make it to the shape I want.
Zooming in definitely helps! Begin erasing away anywhere that the colour will not be. The great thing about this, is that if you have erased a little bit too much away, you can also fill it back in by using the brush tool.
Once I am done erasing, I bring the fade back to 0%. On the left hand dropdown, if you click ‘Tt’, this allows you to insert text into your drawing. I labelled the colors for each space.
Continue to use the overlay tool to add your colors into your drawing.
Finally, save your drawing at the top of the screen.
I hope this helps you to get a better feel of how your home will flow with all of your new colours!
Have a great week!