Two of the leading shelter magazines, House Beautiful and Architectural Digest, have released iPad applications about a niche sector of the industry, each with the unique point of view of the magazine behind it.
House Beautiful’s 500+ Favorite Paint Colors App for iPad, co-sponsored by Blanco, is the ideal resource for finding the perfect color. The iPad app was conceived in-house by the same team that produces the monthly print magazine, which is a go-to color authority for designers. Tap to find your favorite colors in a variety of ways, search specific paint colors from top paint brands, or rely on “Editors’ Picks” for a curated collection from the editors. The app has a Color Personality tool that can be used to find the hue that fits you best. App users can save favorites in “My Paint Box,” where up to four colors can be compared side-by-side. Paint colors can be viewed in full screen so users can hold it up and see how it looks before committing to painting the entire wall. Whether you’re searching for the perfect paint color to set off the artwork in your living room or just looking for inspiration, this app is an in-depth and useful resource.
AD Amazing Kitchens, from Architectural Digest and Jenn-Air, provides users with access to the magazine’s outstanding images and expert insight into high design. The free app, compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, provides inspiration, tools, expert tips, and insider product resources that users will find helpful in creating their dream kitchens. Browse stunning images directly from the pages of AD and take advantage of the editor sourcebook, which links directly to top-notch kitchen suppliers recommended by AD editors.
Both apps are available for download from the App Store on your mobile device or by visiting http://www.itunes.com/appstore.