How to Pick Your Paint Colours?

Paint Colours

Need to Pick Exterior Paint Colours!

The selection of exterior paint colours can go from the traditional whites and grey to the bolder yellows and reds. There are some general rules to follow with exterior colours; although, the prevailing rule is picking the colour that you like best.

We typically do not recommend bold and bright colours because they often fade quicker. More muted tones are the common choice in exterior painting because of their colour retention. There are so many colours to choose, and the right choice can still seem daunting. We will provide you with colour decision making strategies, tools, and support.

A tried and true suggested strategy for exterior colour selection is a drive around neighbourhoods noting colours you like and trying to find houses with similar styles to yours.

Charts and Colour Cards

Paint Colours
We can provide you with colour cards and charts to start your colour choice process.

Online Colour Tools

Our partner suppliers each have colours available online that you can view from home. These websites are a great way to start your search for colours; however, we do add a word of caution that colours on your computer screen may not exactly be as shown. The colour is only as good as the screen on which it appears. A client should never rely solely on these online resources and should get a sample of the true colour before proceeding.
Colours within the below links are suitable for: siding, trim, cement, brick, aluminium siding, metal surfaces, plastics, solid stains, epoxy coatings, and porch and floor paint.

Visualizers

A colour visualizer allows a client to utilise a picture of the side(s) of the exterior of their home and see it with the colours they choose. These visualizers are great tools that are easy to work with and can help with your colour selections. As with any online colour tool, the colour is only as good as the screen on which it appears. A client should never rely on the visualizer and should get a sample of the true colour before proceeding.

Designers and Partner consultations

If a client so desires, we can provide access to a designer to aid in the colour selection. We also have access to our supplier stores, many of which have in house colour consultants available, and we can refer you to them for a consultation.

Paint samples and test patches

If a client has narrowed down the choices to a couple of candidates but is still not sure, we can provide paint samples for them to use. These samples are a cost-effective way to get it right. We can order paint samples for pick up, and a client can utilise them to ensure the colour is as expected.

We can also provide a service whereby one of our staff members will put up colour samples for review

Create a colour schedule for us

Once you decide on colours, you should create a schedule for colours whereby you identify each area of the exterior for a colour (Colour identifications consists of “Name of Colour”, “Colour Number”, “Brand or Manufacturer”)

An example for you is as follows – House colours:

Soffits, fascia, window, and door trim

White (standard white out of the can)

Siding

Metropolis, DLX1006-7, Dulux paints
https://colour.dulux.ca/oranges/metropolis

Foundation

Grey Shadows, DLX1005-3, Dulux paints
https://colour.dulux.ca/reds/gray-shadows

Front decks and steps

Black Magic, DLX1001-7, Dulux Paints
https://colour.dulux.ca/neutrals/black-magic

You should email the complete schedule to us a s soon as decided. We appreciate if all colour information is emailed to us prior to job start

Need to Pick Interior Paint Colours!

We understand that picking a colour can sometimes be the hardest decision to make. With so many colours to choose, the right choice can seem daunting. We will provide you with interior colour decision-making strategies, tools, and support.

Charts and Colour Cards

We can provide you with colour cards and charts to start your colour choice process.

Online Colour Tools

Our partner suppliers each have colours available online that you can view from home. These websites are a great way to start your search for colours; however, we do add a word of caution that colours on your computer screen may not exactly be as shown. The colour is only as good as the screen on which it appears. A client should never rely solely on these online resources and should get a sample of the true colour before proceeding.

Visualizers

A colour visualizer allows a client to utilise a picture of their room and see it with the colours they choose. These visualizers are great tools that are easy to work with and can help with your colour selections. As with any online colour tool, the colour is only as good as the screen on which it appears. A client should never rely on the visualizer and should get a sample of the true colour before proceeding.

Paint Samples and Test Patches

If a client so desires, we can provide access to a designer to aid in the colour selection. We also have access to our supplier stores, many of which have in house colour consultants available, and we can refer you to them for a consultation.

Paint Samples and Test Patches

If a client has narrowed down the choices to a couple of candidates but is still not sure, we can provide paint samples for them to use. These samples are a cost-effective way to get it right. We can order paint samples for pick up, and a client can utilise them to ensure the colour is as expected.

We can also provide a service whereby one of our staff members will put up colour samples for review.

Create a Colour Schedule for Us

Once you decide on colours, you should create a schedule for colours whereby each room’s colour is identified (Colour identifications consists of “Name of Colour”, “Colour Number”, “Brand or Manufacturer”).

An example for you is as follows – Living Room:

Ceiling

White (standard white out of the can)

Trim

White (standard white out of the can)

Walls

Dusky dawn, DLX1005-1, Dulux paints
https://colour.dulux.ca/reds/dusky-dawn

Need to Pick Vinyl Safe Colours!

The best resources for vinyl-safe colours is by Sherwin Williams. To change your vinyl siding colour safely, we recommend choosing from the colours available.

Need to Pick Stain Colours!

Solid Stain Colours

Semi-Transparent Stain Colours

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