Painting your house is always an exciting prospect, whether your house is brand-new one or just due for a makeover. The paint and color you choose make a big difference in the overall mood of your home. Fortunately for you, we’ve assembled the best Android apps to paint your house. These apps will aid you in the decision-making process and help you get that perfect homey feel that we all love.
I was really excited about this topic, I assumed that many apps will work like Snapchat but for walls. What I mean is that I could simply point the camera at wall and the app will automatically change the color on screen. However, to my dismay, I was not able to find a reliable app that replicates something along those lines.
Despite my disappointment, I was still able to find a couple of apps that will surely help you in painting your house.
Note: The best Android apps to paint your home were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia Z smartphones. The apps worked okay on both phones and no major problems were faced during the testing. Any app that involves camerawork needs to have ample light in order to capture the most detail so if you are using some of the apps in low light, the apps may not be able to recognize the color and give optimal results. Apart from this one issue that only affects 2 apps on the list, everything else went smoothly. You may need Internet connectivity to expand the features available on the apps, but it is not necessary for basic usability.
Now let’s get to it!
One of the first things you’ll notice about Home Harmony is the interface. It is exquisitely and beautifully designed. The blue hues of the interface introduce a sense of sophistication.
I also really appreciated the organization of the menus. On the main menu you’ll see 3 buttons. one is for the camera to take pictures, the other one will take you to the gallery so you can select a picture you want, and the 3rd one lets you resume any ongoing project.
Basically, Home Harmony allows you to take a picture and then change the color of the walls. It’s a great visualization tool that allows you to visualize how a specific color will look on the walls of your home. I also really like how the app allows you to try out different colors from leading paint brands, and even provides links for you to purchase your preferred color on Amazon.
Overall it’s a great app to try out in good indoor lighting conditions.Show Downloads
Homestyler Interior Design & Decorating Ideas
Homestyler Interior Design & Decorating Ideas is more about decorating the walls than about the paint color, but if you have already thought of a color scheme, this app will still come in handy.
Snap a picture of your room to create your own 3-D space, which you can then populate with a variety of new items and ideas. You can even add lighting fixtures and flooring. And the best part is that all the products featured are real products that you can purchase.
During my testing it was a bit of a hit and miss especially when dealing with low light conditions, but that is my own fault. So, I highly recommend that you turn on all the lights before you snap a picture. I also recommend that you go through the 3-D tool that comes with the app, this will allow the app to work optimally and avoid coloring errors.
Homestyler is a great visualization tool that allows you to go beyond just wall colors and virtually redecorate your home. Just make sure your room is well lit in order to get the best results.Show Downloads
House Painter is a very simple and straightforward app, almost to a fault. Basically, Home Painter allows you to paint a translucent layer of paint color over a picture of your home and that’s about it. Because this process doesn’t tax your device, Home Painter is a quick and efficient app to run.
If you just want a rough idea of what a different color would look like, you can use Home Painter really quickly and easily. It is also handy when you want to compare multiple shades of the same color on a single wall and you are in a hurry or don’t want to both painting swatches on the actual wall.
However, Home Painter is an older app, which shows in the cumbersome and poorly designed interface. Of course, lots of older apps are updated to improve their function and appearance, so it is concerning that this one still has a dated design.Show Downloads
Room Painting Ideas
Just as the name suggests, Room Painting Ideas is about getting inspiration rather than visualizing paint colors in your particular home. In short, the app simply aggregates tons and tons of pictures, and allows you to conveniently and quickly browse them. Many home decor apps use similar interfaces.
Of course, a similar effect can be achieved by a simple Google or Pinterest search, but this app weeds out non-related results and has an interface designed to be easier to browse.
This may seem like I’m grasping at straws, but the Room Painting Ideas does include many truly beautiful rooms. This app is best for early in the repainting process, when you aren’t sure what direction you want to take, or if you know you want to do something unusual or interesting with your walls, but aren’t sure exactly what. It can also give you ideas for how to complete your room’s decor after you’ve repainted.
My only gripe is that some of the rooms are not actual rooms, but 3D mockups that architects use. Then again, if it looks good, it looks good.Show Downloads
These were the best Android apps to paint your house. While I was a bit disappointed and surprised at the lack of variety in the available apps, I do believe that I have managed to find some great and helpful apps. And who knows? Maybe some of you readers will be inspired by this list and go create your own apps!
If you know of an app that I missed, have questions or feedback about these apps, or have a request for us to explore another similar topic, please feel free to tell me about it in the comments below. We love checking out your recommendations and hearing about your ideas and experiences. Happy painting!