Transform Interiors With Colour
Worrying that what’s in the tin will look different on the wall is a realistic concern, but advances in colour technology have taken much of the guesswork out of the selection process.
When colours were made of natural pigments, choice was limited. Now, the base colour can be altered and adjusted by fractional margins to create an exact tone.
Shaynna says it’s the undertones that have left people undone in the past.
“A colour changes dramatically depending on the underlying tint,” she said.
“The new colour cards from Taubmans were designed with exactly this in mind and are grouped in base tones, so each shade with the same base will blend harmoniously.”
The colour of the paint will look different again under overhead or lamp light. Incandescent and halogen lights will warm up reds and yellows while muting blues and greens.
Fluorescent and cool-toned energy saving bulbs enhance blues and green tones but flatten reds and yellows.
Keep in mind this also applies to the undertone, not just the surface colour. Test your colour in artificial light by painting a large canvas.