Thinking of painting interiors? Explore colors before you buy paints.

TapPainter lets you visualize interior spaces in new colors with respect to natural lighting conditions. It analyzes the change in interior lighting, preserves it and adjusts the color brightness based on the room’s lighting within the image.

This version of the app gives you access to color fan decks of all paint brands loaded into the app for no additional cost!

- Images are uploaded to a secure private server for processing.

- TapPainter is designed for Interior spaces, it is not intended for exteriors

- TapPainter was first released March 2014 and is the first physics based room color visualizer to tackle the challenging problem of accurate room color prediction. We are continually working to improve our room analysis. Please email questions or suggestions to

- Results depend on the quality of the photo, for best results use natural lighting. When using artificial lights, make sure the complete room is lit as evenly as possible

- Be sure to check out our FAQ for tips and tutorial videos, also accessible via ‘?’ icon

TapPainter has lots of color fan decks to choose from. Benjamin Moore, Behr, California Paints, Dunn Edwards, Dutch Boy, Sherwin Williams, Kelly Moore and many others are among them. With TapPainter you can enter a color code from a paint swatch, choose a color from selected paint brand or mix your own custom color which can be converted to a closest available paint color in a brand you choose.

TapPainter also comes with custom controls to define a shape to paint (for example when you want to paint different walls in different colors) and a starting tutorial.

TapPainter is the most accurate interior paint color visualizer available today. See our website for some before and after actual paint projects compared with those repainted with TapPainter.

What's New

Version 2.8

- Added Home Advisor, Find a pro helps you connect with local painting professionals
- Improved in-app support inbox
- Updated for iOS 11
- Updated several support packages

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Distorts photo, server busy??

Bad Kitty

I downloaded this app looking for the missing feature on the Behr app...the ability to paint your own picture. I was really hopeful. However, I see several problems with this app. The notes do warn the user that the app is going to upload your photo temporarily to process to a server. I'm on Wi-Fi, so this is not a problem. But if you were on a limited data plan, this could quickly eat up your data allotment, as the app seems to upload the photo each time you make a change. For me, this was quite a wait, but each time I applied the color, the app responded with no results, saying that the server was busy. I'll try again later and update this review if this problem goes away, but for the moment, the app simply didn't function. Another thing I think the developer needs to address is the fact that the app distorts your photo. It's stretched my room horizontally, which made things look really strange (I'm on an iPhone 6 Plus, I don't know if this is the same for all devices). I assume it will still give you an approximation of your room, but it seems like a simple fix for the developer to crop the image and not stretch the image. I think it's because of the menu items on the left and top edges. I'm hopeful for this app, because overall it looks like it's got potential. I downloaded the paid version, and did see that Behr colors were already included.

Does not work on phones and the swatch palettes need updating


I got this after trying several apps that worked moderately ok but because I'm about to make a drastic color change with a dramatic stripe across floor ceiling and one wall, I wanted to try the function that this app has to draw your own shape. The app kept flipping my camera and photo view so that I was having to use the functions sideways, I couldn't see my pictures for complete crowding of functions and it wouldn't allow me to save anything because it looked like I was missing viewing access to some function buttons. I had also collected extensive swatch colors from Home Depot in both Behr and Glidden brands and could only seem to find three of those colors out of the 30+ I input in the apps available swatch searches. I even searched by both color name and number separately because sometimes it wouldn't identify the name that I entered but when pulled up by the number somehow it miraculously existed with the exact name I was searching for previously and but mostly it didn't exist at all. I gave up as I didn't feel that narrowing my color search down to what this app has available for representation was a valid reason to rule out a beautiful color that had won my heart otherwise. Not worth the three bucks to struggle with use with it's entire lack of everything I was looking for.

Perfect app for remodeling


This app does a great job simulating different paint colors on the walls – the results are very realistic. We first used this app to pick the paint colors for our entire house (we’re doing an “extreme makeover”) – kitchen, living room, bedrooms, hallways, basement etc. Now that the house has been painted, we took some pictures and compared them to the old ones generated by Tap Painter – the colors look very close, almost identical! The app is also easy to use and only takes a few seconds to process the image – highly recommend to anyone planning a remodeling project or simply wants to repaint the walls.


MDi Touch Inc.
44 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© MDi Touch, Inc.


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.