Interior Design may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are using your smart phone or tablet but now it is easier than ever to pull a design scheme together using these very hip design apps.
Benjamin Moore Color Capture and Sherwin Williams Color Snap: Check out these innovative apps when facing your next painting project. Both apps use the latest technology which allow you to take a picture of any color on a wall, car, object, or even a magazine photo and the app will match it with a very similar Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint color. It takes the guess work out of choosing the colors that strike you most. Free and available for iPhone and Android phones.
Called the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN, Houzz boasts an enormous database of home ideas on the web. Browse over 900,000 photos by style, room or designer and save them to your virtual idea book. This Android app is free and allows you to save your photos for offline access.
Interior Design! is another source for stunning interior design images from around the world by leading photographers. iPhone, IPod touch and IPad. $2.99
A highly addictive, image rich site, Remodelista has room photo galleries and a city guide with images in specific areas along with a stylishly curated shopping link. It’s great for anyone considering a remodeling project in 2013. The app makes it easy to browse Remodelista’s daily content, including inspiring architecture, stylish DIY projects, 10 Easy Pieces product roundups, and Steal This Look. Available on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad $2.99
This well reviewed design app, Master-Design Furnish allows you to draw your rooms and furnishings then obtain a three dimensional rendering of them. Free for Android
Mark on Call Whether you’re redesigning a room, or rearranging it, lay it out first with this helpful app that allows you to input the exact measurements of your room, furniture, accessories, and more to see where everything will fit best. iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad $2.99
Mr. H says: Never forget that interior design is not about a look but a point of view-Enjoy!