Using Decorator to assist you to identify a color is really quick and simple.
Firstly light does play an important part, so make sure that what you are trying to identify is suitably lit. I have had best results by standing back a metre or two and taking a shot with the camera. Then use the “Pinch” technique to make your selection. If the resultant swatch is not correct, click the refine button and hold your iPhone next to the subject. Then match the two: Swatch and object. Click the swatch you feel is most suited and the results show.
Please note that when a colour is selected using refine, the colour shows as custom colour and the RGB and CMYK for your selection is shown. (What do RGB & CMYK mean? CLICK HERE)
During the development of the app I went to a number of paint stores, all of them able to mix a paint from RGB. You can also search online at most manufacturers using RGB, if you especially want the specific paint name of a refined search. If straight off there is a name match, you will still get the RGB and CMYK, so should you want a particular manufacturer version of a RGB or CMYK.. No Problem!!
We have also used the Decorator App to identify colours of soft furnishings etc, assisting us in the interior design of our home. My daughter is studying fashion and uses the Decorator app to help in identifying colours of fabrics etc for her studies and materials selection.
Using Decorator is simple. My wife is not so technical (bakes great muffins though!!), but had the app use down in a couple of minutes with no help from me. So my suggestion is … HAVE A GO!!! Get it now from the Apple store by clicking the link below.
What is RGB?
RGB is an acronym for the three basic colors used in color spaces .. Red, Green, and Blue. The resulting color is a combination of the three primary RGB colors.
Short for Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black, and pronounced as separate letters. CMYK is a color model in which all colors are described as a mixture of these four process colors. CMYK is the standard color model used in offset printing for full-color documents.