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When it comes to interior design, we know what we like when we see it (shag carpeting = bad, chandeliers = good), but sometimes we have trouble actually articulating our taste. Here to help us coordinate our walls, furniture, color and verbiage is Pure Home, a new, free website for design planning and inspiration.

The decor equivalent of an online matchmaking service, Pure Home first asks you to take a short quiz to determine your overall style. (We were deemed ?international old world,? in case you were wondering.)

From this, the site generates a personalized color palette for you to play around with in a virtual room. Experiment with different paint, trims and accent colors or see how your scheme would look in other parts of your house.

Once you?re satisfied with a look, you can request paint formulas for colors you love, shop matching products (from retailers like UrbanCase and Tempaper) or just save your designs for future reference. The interface is intuitive, and it?s easy to lose yourself in the role of virtual decorator.

This said, you need not feel alone in your quest for good design: Members are encouraged to share Pinterest-like idea boards for others to borrow from or follow.

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