PITTSBURGH, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PPG Pittsburgh Paints® today announced the release of a mobile version of its The Voice of Color Paint Your Own Room Visualizer with PPG EasyEdge Technology, providing homeowners with an all-in-one digital tool that now works directly from their tablet device's mobile browser. Offering the first room visualizer accessible via tablet device, The Voice of Color® Paint Your Own Room Visualizer allows homeowners to use their tablet's browser and camera in concert to take a photo and virtually paint a room through a single seamless process.
With the use of tablet devices on the continual rise, the mobile The Voice of Color® Paint Your Own Room Visualizer allows homeowners to envision any color in the PPG Pittsburgh Paints line on their walls. With just a few clicks, users can try out the color on the wall and see all the coordinating colors that could go with their choices – to match ceilings, trim and more to find the perfect colors for their next project. Moving the project from conceptualization to reality, the Paint Your Own Room Visualizer also allows homeowners to find their nearest PPG Pittsburgh Paints store, where they can bring their project on their mobile device while purchasing their desired paint colors.
"Over the past three years, we have seen a significant rise in traffic to The Voice of Color website coming from mobile devices, which coupled with the increased reliance on tablets and smartphones helped spur the development of the patent pending mobile version of the Paint Your Own Room Visualizer," said Dee Schlotter, brand manager, The Voice of Color program of the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand. "Homeowners who had previously not been able to use the Visualizer can now have access anywhere they go."
The Paint Your Own Room Visualizer utilizes the revolutionary PPG EasyEdge Technology, offering industry-exclusive functionality to provide virtual painters with unprecedented control and detail for realistic quality. It considers elements in a room photo such as lighting, angles, furniture and trim to provide virtual painters with the simulated precision of painting a real room. By electronically mapping and outlining a room, PPG's EasyEdge Technology removes the time consuming elements for homeowners, allowing them to simply touch the desired color and drag it to the wall they want to paint.
Data and painted room images are now saved on the Cloud, giving homeowners access to all of their stored information from any point of contact – their desktop, mobile visualizer and PPG mobile app. Painted rooms can also be shared to homeowners' social media pages directly from the visualizer.
"Today's homeowner relies on their social media circle of friends more and more for opinions on fashion, travel and home décor, so the sharing functionality helps generate feedback on a room before the actual work on a room project begins," added Schlotter. "In one easy process, homeowners can now take a photo of their room with their tablet, go to the visualizer on voiceofcolor.com and test out that striking black or bold blue to see what it will look on their actual ceiling or accent wall."
To access the Paint Your Own Room Visualizer, visit: http://www.voiceofcolor.com/digital-color/paint-color-visualizer. For additional mobile color tools, homeowners can also download the complete Voice of Color mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
PPG Color Leadership
PPG employs more than 20 color stylists around the world, each specializing in different markets, who collaborate to determine styles and color trends for the home, electronics and automobiles. PPG's unique position as a color leader in multiple markets enables it to observe and translate emerging global color trends for its customers' applications – from consumer goods to automotive color, from residential to commercial to industrial design. Visit the new website at www.ppgcolorshare.com to see how color impacts PPG's businesses and its customers.
About The Voice of Color Program
The Voice of Color program is a design system based on the premise that every color has an emotional association and that individuals are drawn to different colors for reasons inherently tied to their unique personalities. The Voice of Color program offers an engaging online experience to help homeowners discover Harmony color families and palettes that reflect their personalities and complement their styles. Palettes are presented in signature five-color Harmony chips to coordinate colors for all the décor elements in a space. The Voice of Color program also features exclusive color collections that offer style inspiration (such as Hacienda Style, Historic Colors, FALLINGWATER(R)-Inspired Colors), designer favorites and expert advice. For more information or to order color tools and resources, visit www.voiceofcolor.com.
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Color Sense Game is a trademark and PPG Pittsburgh Paints and The Voice of Color are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Fallingwater is a registered trademark of The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
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