Both Benjamin Moore and Lowe's have virtual room applications that allow customers to see what a specific color of paint would look like in their homes. The Benjamin Moore Personal Color Viewer requires users to upload photos of the rooms they wish to paint in order to see how the color would look when applied, notes BenjaminMoore.com. Lowe's Virtual Room Designer works on the same premise.
To use the tool on BenjaminMoore.com, navigate to the website, click on Explore Color from the tabs on the home page, and scroll down the page to find the Paint Your Room Online option under Other Color Resources. Click the link, and then click a category on the page to get started, advises BenjaminMoore.com.
The tool requires the user to upload a photo of the room after clicking on Get Started with My Photo. Once uploaded, the user creates up to five surfaces on the photo that he wants to paint, defining each area with the tool's painting option. After that is done, the user selects paint colors for the surfaces to experiment with each.
To use the Lowe's Virtual Room Designer, the user launches the tool from the Lowes.com home page and uploads photos of the areas to be painted. Users can experiment with colors, finishes and materials to redo the room virtually prior to making a purchase of materials.