Thursday, April 29, 2010

SHUGAR! Sherwin Williams ColorSnap iPhone App

We've come up with a category of posts called SHUGAR! There's an H in there for a couple of reasons.

1. It's more fun with an H.
2. There probably should have been an H in there ever since the word was created. It's not pronounced soo-ger so why should we spell it that way!?
3. It works better because it stands for Swelling Homes Using Gadgets, Apps, and Resources. SHUGAR! The exclamation point at the end makes it even more exciting.

But let's get down to brass tacks. SHUGAR posts exhibit things like newfangled appliances, iPhone and Android apps, doodads, websites, brick n' mortar stores, etc. Most SHUGAR posts will probably have to do with new technologies and that sort of thing, but don't let that intimidate you! Sometimes a new spin on an old product makes life simpler (the Dyson Ball vacuum for example).

Now that that's been settled, onwards we go to today's SHUGAR. Sherwin Williams' Color Snap iPhone app.

ColorSnap kind of gives itself away in its name (and in the App Store, where it's free). A lot of the functionality of this app revolves around the ability to snap photos with your phone, say of a really nice crimson ottoman or a teal handbag you have your eye on or even a shade of graffiti you see on a building. The app then hunts down the closest shades Sherwin Williams offers and gives you the color name.

Once you find the color you like, you can add other colors to create a palette of your own, or even ask SW what's good. Colors can be fine tuned with simple saturation, lightness, and hue tools, and then you can choose to save your colors in the in-app library or send them to anyone via e-mail and Facebook.

The full Sherwin selection is available through the app for browsing as well if you don't feel like going out and collecting paint chips. Of course, if you'd rather have the paint chips, the free app can also show you where the nearest Sherwin Williams is.

Get all the details here, or get it at the app store for free right now!

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