Color-Helper Overview

The Color-Helper Pro Helps you 6 ways

The Color-Helper contains color palettes from all of the leading paint manufacturers — over 22,000 colors in all.

Read in an unknown color, the Color-Helper will identify the number of the closest match

Identify the color of:

  • painted surfaces
  • items in the room
  • a great color from a magazine or book

Need to know how well two colors match?

Read in a first, and then a second color. You may want to read in the first color at home, and then try several second colors at the store.

The Color-Helper will tell you how different the colors are in terms of shade (lightness/darkness) and color (hue). 0% is a perfect match, more than 5% is easily noticeable

Color-Helper Compare Screen

The Color-Helper will record up to 9 colors in its internal memory. Save the important colors in your current project so you can have your exact colors with you whenever and where ever inspiration strikes.

Use your recorded colors and the Compare and Advise functions to help you choose colors for the next phase of your project, or to check the colors of a newly discovered treasure.

Once your project is finished, you can easily replace some or all of the recorded colors with new ones from your next project.

Color-Helper Remember Screen

Read in a first, then a second color. The Color-Helper will report whether most people would say that they harmonize.

Based on decades spent studying how color affects mood and behavior the Ultracolor harmony system can predict the reaction most people will have to a color scheme.

If most people think a pair of colors look good together:

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The Color-Helper makes some alternate suggestions that are close to the color you last measured.


Read in a starting color and the Color-Helper will suggest additional colors that harmonize with it.

The Color-Helper suggests 27 colors in all: three shades each of yellow, orange, red, green, blue, violet, pastels, accents and neutrals that will harmonize nicely with your starting color.

Color-Helper Compare Screen

Having trouble getting started on your project? The Color-Helper will offer some ideas for color palettes. After you read in a starting color, the Color-Helper provides palettes based on three types of color schemes: Monochromatic, complementary and adjacent.

Monochromatic schemes suggest additional colors that are the same hue as the starting colors, but lighter and darker. These designs tend to be uncomplicated and usually calming.

Complementary schemes use the traditional color wheel to suggest colors that are opposite in hue to the starting color (e.g., classics like green and red). These schemes are usually a bit more bold and colorful.

Adjacent schemes use the traditional color wheel to suggest schemes that have similar color characteristics (e.g., warm or cool). These can be a bit more unusual, striking color combinations.

Color-Helper Compare Screen