See it. Like it. Click it. Paint it: OLYMPIC(R) Paints Introduces a COLORCLIX(TM) Mobile Application for iPhone and Android First-of-Its-Kind App Lets Consumers Find Inspiration and Manage Their Painting Projects Across Multiple Platforms

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Selecting paint and decor colors and managing home painting projects has never been easier thanks to the new ColorClix mobile application, available free from Olympic Paints. The ColorClix app lets consumers find color inspiration in anything they see. Simply snap a photo with a mobile device, select any color displayed and match it to one of more than 1,200 Olympic Zero-VOC Interior and Dirtguard Exterior Paint colors for use at home. It also helps users select paint colors, order samples and find retail locations across the country.  

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"Our ColorClix app transforms how consumers take their daily color inspirations – colors in anything from furniture to a floral arrangement or an art pattern – and turn them into a design reality in their homes," said Jennifer Dodson, Senior Marketing Manager, Olympic  Paint. "The app brings an element of fun and spontaneity to the color process because anything can be an inspiration. By simply snapping a picture on a mobile device, homeowners can quickly find a matching shade of Olympic paint."

The ColorClix app from Olympic Paints allows consumers several options to match colors to any Olympic Interior and Exterior Paint color:

  • Grab a Color: Consumers snap a photo using their device's camera or select an existing picture from their photo library and select the color they'd like to match.
  • Get Inspired: Users browse Olympic Paints' designer collections, like the Audubon Collection, which highlight colors that nicely complement each other.
  • Have a Color in Mind: Perfect for those who know what color they like, but want to narrow down an exact shade. It's easy to browse Olympic Paints' most popular colors by color family.

The mobile app also seamlessly ties to Olympic Paint's online color tools, which include a downloadable desktop application that gives consumers the ability to view the entire Olympic Paint color pallet. Consumers can also virtually "paint" a room to instantly see how different colors work together in a space. Additionally, consumers can save their projects and share with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter as a way to obtain confidence in their color choices. All projects can be saved and accessed through the mobile app or the desktop app, giving consumers the ability to get inspired by color anywhere and anytime.  

The ColorClix mobile app is available in the Apple App Store or Android Market. The desktop version of ColorClix is available to download from Olympic.com for the Windows or Mac operating systems.

Olympic Paints offer a Zero VOC paint and colorant formula in more than 1,200 shades and are exclusively available at Lowe's stores nationwide starting at $19 per gallon or under $3 for an 8-ounce sample.

Join the colorful conversation about painting and the new ColorClix mobile application by liking Olympic Paint and Stain Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/olympicpaintandstain) and by following Olympic on Twitter (www.twitter.com/inspiredcolor). Log on for updated painting and color selection tips, how-to's and inspiration from others sharing their latest home improvement stories.

Olympic Paints, a brand of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., is a category leader in the paint segment with distribution in Lowe's, the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer. Olympic Zero VOC, low-odor Premium Interior paints offer a natural choice for "green" decorating. For more information and ongoing color updates, visit www.olympic.com.

About PPG

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Olympic is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

SOURCE Olympic Paints



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