Leading trade paint brand Johnstone’s has launched a colourful new iPhone app, Johnstone’s Colourmate, which has been designed to enhance the way specifiers work when on site.
The free app boats a vast array of features that have been specifically designed to provide specifiers with all the colour information they need to be able to create inspirational colour schemes for their client’s projects.
’s dedication to colour is evident throughout the app, giving specifiers easy access to over 1600 colours from the Johnstone
’s Trade fan deck, as well as providing them with the tools to create pallets of colour for each project. Once a colour has been selected, the user is then presented with its key information, such as its Light Reflective Value and RGB values. The selected colour can then be enlarged so it can be held up against the wall to test its suitability, while there is also a harmonic colour function that will recommend suitable colours. The colours are laid out in the same order as the fan decks, with the page number on it so specifiers can use both tools to check the suitability of a colour.
The app also allows users to take a photograph of any object and the app will then match it to the nearest colour in the Johnstone
’s range. The user will be able to fine tune the colour they have photographed using lightness and saturation features.
Once the perfect colour palette for the project has been assembled, the specifier can then add detailed notes, such as room dimensions and paint finishes required and assign them to the client’s contact details within the phone’s address book, providing a quick reference point for the next client meeting or site visit.
If tester pots of chosen colours are required for a site visit, there is also a function that allows specifiers to locate their nearest Johnstone
’s Leyland Decorating Centre, where over 16,000 colours can be created using Johnstone
’s state-of-the-art tinting machines.
Tom Newton, Johnstone
’s Marketing Manager, comments: “We know that specifiers are constantly on the move, so in response we’ve made it even easier for them to access all the information they need on site to give their clients the highest level of service possible.
“As people are getting more and more tech savvy they are choosing to rely on technology to provide them with everything they need, and this app has been designed to do exactly that for specifiers. With such detailed information on colour, this should prove a valuable resource for specifiers.”