Katy Perry Has a Genius New Way to Help You Pick Your Paint Color

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Choosing a paint color the old-fashioned way is notoriously daunting—staring at a huge wall of paint chips can quickly go from exciting to exhausting. But Katy Perry—in collaboration with Behr Paint and Spotify—has just launched a new tool that just might eliminate the fatigue. Called Music in Color, it’s an inventive website that allows you to input a song of your choice and receive a color recommendation based on that song.

When using the color picker, take into consideration which room you’re hoping to paint before choosing a song. Although “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars might be the right fit for a living or game room, in the bedroom you’d probably be more likely to play something a little more chill, like “Slow Burn” by Kacey Musgraves. Respectively, the two songs suggest Joyful Orange and a subdued blue tone called Glass Sapphire.

Perry’s song “Never Really Over” is paired with the color Laser Lemon.
Perry’s song “Never Really Over” is paired with the color Laser Lemon.
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A song that’s a little more old school, say, Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe,” yields Diva Glam, a classy deep pink perhaps ideal for a funky office or dining room. The subdued piano-led Olivia Rodrigo track “Drivers License” delivers Sea of Tranquility, an appropriately calm shade of blue, which could work for a common space or a teenager’s bedroom. After using the tool and embarking on your painting journey, you’ll end up with a room that not only evokes the emotions of the color itself, but also the spirit of the song.

Once you’ve settled on a song pick and found its coordinating paint color, Music in Color makes it simple to read more about the selected shade, order a peel and stick swatch sample, or simply order the paint and relevant supplies. Alongside the color picker launch, Katy Perry curated a color palette of 12 different shades inspired by some of her greatest tracks and outfits.

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

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