a fantastic paint resource

05 March 2014

I have talked about a favorite paint website, colorcharts.org that is no longer in service. I was so sad when I couldn’t go there any longer to match colors from one brand to another. I have found something else though, almost as good! I have no relationship with them, I was just thrilled to find it and share it with you:
It’s called Color-swatches.com and here an example of how it works:
Look at this beautiful door painted in Farrow & Ball Downpipe

Since Farrow & Ball is based in England, I’m not going to have a store near me. So, I can go to color-swatches.com and go to their search feature. (under Our Services) and then type whatever paint brand I love into the “convert to another brand” section:

farrow ball

Here is what comes up as the closest Sherwin Williams colors to down pipe:
color swatches conversion

Cool, huh? Let’s try it with another – the wildly popular Revere Pewter.  I knew it was close to Behr’s wheat bread that I used in our previous master bedroom, but let’s see how close. When I typed it in to match in Behr paint, wheat bread came up, but look how close the formulas are:

revere pewter and wheat bread comparison

Almost a dead ringer! Anyway, it is just a fun resource I wanted to share with you, especially since painting a whole house is on my mind these days…have fun playing!


  1. Oh, that's neat! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, thank you for sharing this! I've missed colorcharts.org and this is a nice substitute.


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