The Color Snap App

Sherwin Williams Color Snap Iphone and Android AppHave you seen Sherwin Williams’ iphone/android/blackberry app called Color Snap? What a great tool for creating color combinations! It allows you to snap a picture , then pull colors from that picture to create great color chip combo’s of Sherwin Williams’ paint colors. You can change the hues, saturation and lightness of each color until you get to a palette that pleases you. As a new dyer, I’m always looking to my environment for color inspiration. With this tool, I can flip through my photos and get a great jumping off point for new colorways in my dyeing.

Color Snap Inspiration

Here’s a favorite picture I took of my middle daughter, Jaydin a few months ago. I took a picture of the original photo using my cell phone and was able to pull the colors I wanted from it into the application, (the purple in her hair pin, the green grass and her pinkish-plum lip color). You can even email the palette! I found that when I sent it to my computer, my monitor displayed the colors quite a bit darker than how they looked on my cellphone, but even so, it was still a super source of inspiration.

Color Snap App Palette

Using Color Snap and the picture – I came up with this new colorway “My Jade”:

200 yards Merino Superwash Worsted

My Jade Handdyed Yarn

Knitting colorwork? Crocheting an afghan? Sewing a quilt? In all the dozens of ways we play with color as crafters, Color Snap is a fun tool to help you along.

Happy Color Play!



    • Carli says

      Personally, I just like having it sit in my stash and look pretty. Ha! I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with it…Hmmm! Ideas?

      • says

        Well, I am thinking it has to be something for Jade since she was the inspiration. I am sure it is as warm there as it is here right now, but it sure would make a cute crocheted ruffle scarf!

        • Carli says

          It would be adorable! I’m thinking something for Valentine’s Day. I’ll start searching for the perfect pattern.

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