With hundreds of the finest paint brands available, you can be sure to find your perfect paint colour in the finest finish for your next project. Here is the ultimate guide to paint colour at Brewers.
How does bespoke colour tinting work?
Simply bring a sample of the colour (swatch sized larger than a 50p coin) you want to match into your nearest Brewers Decorator Centre. This could be wallpaper cuttings, curtain swatches, cushions, clothes or other household items to colour match. One customer even brought a horse!
Depending on the paint brands available in store, your local Brewers team will scan the item using a spectrophotometer and either:
- Match the colour, creating a new ‘recipe’ in the paint mixing machine just for you, or
- The computer will suggest the closest existing colour according to a percentage match giving you confidence in its accuracy.
Please Note: getting a 100% match isn’t always possible.
Factors that influence colour tinting accuracy include:
- Material - light reflectance can distort colour. Typical examples are silks, velvets, thick pile or woven fabrics, glossy paper, metallic objects
- Tone - mid shades are the most accurate
- Finish - a gloss paint created by scanning and matching the colour from a matt surface sample will look slightly different.
The importance of tester and sample pots
Sample pots allow you to narrow down your colour selection to see which colour works best in the space you're decorating. We recommend painting out your samples onto lining paper and placing them around the space. This will allow you to:
- See how the colour will look in the room
- See how the colour looks at different times of day
- No need to worry about covering up the samples on your walls with your chosen colour