The Colour System

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When you’re planning your next big painting project, either for your home or for work, there is a lot to think about. Sheen, finish, texture, and what type of paint is best – getting it right first time is essential. But the most important part is choosing the perfect colour for walls, floors, or tiles.

With every colour of the rainbow available, how do you know which is best? Don’t worry, Paintmaster are here to help! Our Colour System allows you to blend and mix your own colours. Anything you can imagine can be a reality with Paintmaster. It also uses both RAL and British Standard Codes if you have a specific colour in mind already.

The Most Popular Paint Colour for Interior Walls

With so many decorating shows, magazines, blogs and more, there are always colour trends that change with the season. If you like to freshen up your walls with a splash of paint a few times a year, following these trends can give you some great inspiration.

Here is what is trending this year:

  • White
  • Beige
  • Grey
  • Earthy Pink

This may not seem like a very diverse list, but subtle, muted colours have always been the most popular choices, especially for interior walls. Whites and greys complement all furniture as well as carpets and wooden floors. Earthy pinks and clay-like shades have grown in popularity for a warmer option, best used in bedrooms.

If you like these shades, but want to do something bold with your design, why not create an accent wall? Use a bold colour that stands out in a small area but won’t overwhelm the room. You could even use our Colour System to mix a slightly different shade that will match your style but also stand out!

Paintmaster always recommends getting more paint than you need to cover the walls. This is so you have extra to cover up any mistakes and get some practice in before starting the main job. With custom-mixed paint from our Colour System, this is extra important as it won’t be a shade you can easily get off the shelf.

However, you may finish the job and have spare paint that you aren’t sure what to do with. Painting skirting boards and radiators is another popular choice and gets even more out of your chosen colour of paint. So, when you’re planning to spruce up your walls, think about how they would look in the same shade!

The Best Colour to Paint Ceilings

Ceilings are often neglected when it’s time to repaint your home. They deserve a fresh coat of paint every few years. Not only does it look great but will make your walls stand out more too!

Unlike with walls, there is one definitive colour that is popular for ceilings: white! It not only fits with any colour scheme (even gothic if used correctly!) but also reflects light to make your rooms naturally brighter.

You could also use a different colour for your ceilings, just because white is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for your home! We recommend still using bright colours to maximise the natural light: pale blues, greens, pinks, and yellows can be fantastic for bedrooms, and warm colours look great all year round.

The Best Colour for Floors

Your floors go through a lot. Hundreds of footsteps a day as well as scratches, scuffs, and spills. They deserve a fresh coat of paint too, and with Paintmaster’s new Colour System, you can make them look amazing.

Before you choose the colour, you need to understand what paint you need for different types of floors. Tiled floors in bathrooms and kitchens can be tricky to paint well, check out our tile painting guide for some tips and tricks!

The amount of sheen can make or break the look of your floors, no matter the colour. High sheen paints like gloss will reflect light and highlight any imperfections, marks, or stains. To avoid this, matte vinyl or acrylic paint is recommended. Hard wearing and water-resistant, these types of paint will keep your floors looking great for a long time.

The Best Colour for Kitchens

If you’re planning on painting your kitchen soon, knowing which paint is best can be very important. Thankfully, at Paintmaster we keep it simple. Our Kitchen and Bathrooms paint are designed for, you guessed it, kitchens and bathrooms! With this one tin there’s no scouring the paint aisle for what you need.

It’s a semi-shine emulsion blend so it reflects light enough to brighten the room, but there’s no ugly glare. It looks great on any surface, from tiles to vinyl, and you can get any colour you can imagine with our Colour System. Our blend is also naturally hard-wearing, which is essential for kitchens and bathrooms due to the extra moisture in the air, which can ruin some types of paint.

The Best Colour for Exterior Walls

Our Colour System not only creates any colour but is available for a wide range of paints. This means that you can paint your exterior walls any colour you’d like with our Colour System Masonry Paint:  From simple white and grey to pink or green, the options are endless! Just remember to use a coat of primer to help your paint last longer.

What Colour is Right for Me?

It can be difficult to use a Colour System if you don’t know what colour suits you. In essence you’re looking at a black canvas to paint your personality on to. To help you mix the perfect shade, here are some things that may be useful.

Colour Theory

A topic big enough for its own blog, colour theory is worth considering when picking the perfect paint. It is all about colour combinations that not only match your style, but make you feel a certain way.

We won’t go into too much detail today, but essentially you should choose colours that match you as an individual. This could be as simple as your favourite colour or combination, or a colour you wear a lot for work or leisure.

The simplest form of colour theory is about the warmth of the colours. ‘Warm’ colours like red, pink, orange and yellow can make a room feel warmer. However, too warm means stuffy, especially in summer. Cold colours like blue and green can make a room feel nice and cool, and more spacious inside.

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Don’t be afraid to blend warm and cool colours – the results can look amazing!

Test it First

The simplest way to choose the perfect tint, just try a few you like the look of! We offer tester tins of any paint, so you can see the shade in person, and test it on a few inconspicuous areas. You won’t know how the paint reflects light at different times of day, or if it matches the room until you try it!

Ready to Get Started?

Once you know what colour is perfect, enter a code into our Colour System (either RAL or British Standard) and it’ll be on its way before you can say ‘paintbrush’.

In the meantime, why not check out our blog for more helpful information and in-depth guides on every type of painting. If you have any questions, or want to know more, please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!