Bristol 0117 9292288
Cirencester 01285 657751

Top Tips On How to Pick Your Perfect Paint Colour

author image Karley Coles Senior Marketing Officer
Top Tips On How to Pick Your Perfect Paint Colour image Top Tips On How to Pick Your Perfect Paint Colour image
November 13th, 2020

Find out our top tips for picking the perfect paint colour for your home..

We all know how hard it is to pick a paint colour. You want to get it right first time, especially when you are going to see it every day. Follow our top tips to make sure you get the perfect colour.


Find some Inspiration

There are lots of places to start your search for the perfect paint colour. Some of our favourites are Pinterest, Interior Design Magazines and Specific Colour Guides such as the Dulux Colour Guide. This is a great way of finding rooms you aspire to have or colours you really cannot stand. At this point it is important to stay realistic and look at images of similar rooms to yours. Liking a colour in a large open plan kitchen-diner is very different to seeing it in your small back bedroom.


Narrow down your Colours

At this point you should aim to narrow down your colour choices to 3-5 paint colours. This is a great number because it is not too many, but it provides you extra choices if your favourite turns out to look different in your lighting. If you cannot find any colours in the paint guides which take your fancy, consider finding items in the colour you like and asking for the paint to be matched. For the colour scanner to work accurately the scannable item should be at least 1” by 1” and not on a digital device.


Get Those Samples on the Wall

Try out the paint colour samples on your wall. It is the only way to get a true reflection of the colour. The same paint colour will look different in every room depending on the dimensions and shape of your room and the amount of light the room gets from natural daylight or artificial lighting. Keep the samples up for 24 hours so you can view the room with the different lights of dawn, noon and dusk.


Take A Vote

If there is more than one of you living at home, take a vote. If one person is unhappy with the colour it may mean you end up having to redecorate again sooner than anticipated.


Talk to A Paint Expert

Before you grab a tin of paint from the shelves, have a chat with the experts. Make sure you have the correct type and finish of paint for your project. They can also advise on any prep work you may need to do before painting the wall.


If you'd like to find out more about our Paint and Paint Mixing range you can visit us in store at 68-72 Dyer Street, Cirencester or alternatively call us on 01285 657751.

Related Articles

Blog Article

Meet our Bathroom Designer: Daisy Patto

February 26th, 2024
Blog Article

Maximizing Space during a Bathroom Renovation: Tips and Ideas

January 2nd, 2024
Blog Article

Meet our Kitchen & Bathroom Designer: Zoe Waller

September 12th, 2023

Gardiner and Sons Co Ltd registered address Gardiner Haskins, 1 Straight Street, Broad Plain, Bristol, BS2 0FQ, registered in England.
Company registration number: 00039402 VAT no. GB302974367

Our site uses cookies to give you the best experience. Find out how to manage your cookies or click accept and continue using our site.