There are subtle nuances that play into colour. When selecting a paint colour, it’s important to understand a few key things. Once you understand undertones, lighting, texture, sampling, undercoating and finishes, you can master your colour choices with confidence. Here’s our guide to help you choose the right colour. Colour feature: Daintree
Warm whites can have undertones of yellows pinks and oranges, and can help introduce softness and a welcoming feeling into any space.
Cool undertones can have hints of blue, purple or green, and suit contemporary and modern, open-plan spaces that attract plenty of natural light. Cooler colours can help neutralise brighter light, perfect for north and west-facing spaces.
The amount of natural and artificial lighting coming through can impact the appearance of a colour.
If there is an abundance of natural light, cooler colours may be more suited. If a room needs lifting, a warmer tone can help light reflectance and brighten the room.
Tip: Keep in mind how your ceiling lights and lamps may influence the tone too.
Your furniture and textured materials such as timber or concrete can also ambience of the room and reflect surrounding colour.
This is why testing colour in your space with your styling elements is so crucial.
Once you’ve narrowed down some options, it’s time to put them to the test in your own space.
Make sure you test at different times of the day as well as under artificial lighting at night. Review the colour behind your sofa, near your kitchen cabinets or against your favourite artwork.
We recommend leaving samples up for at least three days to ensure you love the final colour selection.
Don’t forget your undercoat and finish. Preparing and undercoating your walls can be an important step to ensure you’re getting the most accurate colour possible – especially if you’re painting over darker colours or uncoated subtrates.
Painting your fence the right colour can help to pull together the bigger picture of your home exterior.
Combining multiple colours has the power to paint your home in a completely new light.