Choosing the Right Types of Paint Colours

The Thorn Group understands the minute differences between different types of paint. As a result, we are able to provide top quality advice when advising clients on paint colours and types. One of our priorities is to help these clients avoid common and uncommon paint colour mistakes. Here, we will dive into finding out which wall paint types are ideal for your project. We’ll also have a look at what to avoid.

There are a large number of ways that you can paint your home, office, or other commercial property. But, there are also an equally large number of ways to make mistakes when going about it. Whether it be types of paint used, paint colour, painting methods, or other ways, here are the essentials to consider.

Paint Palette Samples

Painting too early can make later decisions in the process much more difficult. Get samples and testers where possible!

Don’t Pick a Paint Colour Immediately

This might seem obvious, but don’t paint huge swathes of area first. There are a lot of paint colours to consider, and they may look different on the brochure than they do on your house. Most of the time, you want to avoid choosing wall paint until you are closer to the time that painting actually begins.

Painting early on can make later decisions in the process much more difficult. For example, it’s much simpler to match a paint colour to your furniture than the other way round.

Look for Inspiration

This is one of the most important considerations. Inspiration often leads to the most attractive results, especially when it comes to paint colours. For this, research is a great help. Before choosing a colour, look at images online, or pick up a home magazine.

As well as this, take the necessary time to consider what you want to achieve. With this in mind, consider then which types of paint will be best suited to the job.

Paint Testers

Paint testers are a useful tool to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Wall paint requires needs careful consideration, as mentioned. And most companies and contractors will have testers on hand that you can look at and consider.

Paint testers are often either cheap or free. If you do decide to use testers for specific paint colours, apply them to one of the walls you want to paint. Then, observe the result at different times of the day, to see how it looks at different periods. This can be of great help to you when finding out which shade you want to use.

Have a Theme

Before deciding on your paint colour, consider whether you want to go for a specific theme on the project. This has the benefit of narrowing down the colour pallet for the project, while not locking you to a single colour or shade.

Different shades and colours often complement each other. Different shades are also a fantastic way to add depth of space to rooms and sets of rooms. Different types of paint will also often look different, even if the colours are exactly the same.

A theme with associated wall paint is a great way to make different rooms look interesting. Be sure to work with a contractor that understands what you are looking to achieve, though. Companies such as Thorn Painting Contractors have an in-depth understanding of paint and colours.

Paint Roller

Different shades and colours often complement each other. Have a look online before committing to a palette.

Thorn Painting Contractors

Thorn Group has years of experience working with paint and paint products. We specialise in it, as well as its creative aspects. In this way, we ensure that the end result is aesthetic and suits your specifications.

Have an enquiry? Get in touch with us!