There are a number of factors which can substantially influence how a colour looks on a chip card/computer screen & how it will look in a room setting. e.g the quality of a camera image, quality of the computer screen, the lighting in the room etc.

When time is precious

Fresh crisp white has taken the champions gown off of ‘Magnolia’. Whether your project is a new house, rental property or a business premises the ultimate tint to go for is plain white; especially when time is not on your side. White is superb to work with, as it creates a fresh and calm feeling, and works well with almost any other colour. It is easy on the eye, keeps the mind clear and helps to stay focused.
According to colour psychology white isn’t stimulating to the senses it awakes openness, growth and imagination. For those reasons it is well loved by creative characters. White is often used in studios, offices and workrooms. ‘Subtle Chai’ by Dulux Signature range is a newcomer. It has got an almost silky sense; this is an off-white that will not come out cream.

The all-time favourite off-whites are ‘0011 Sugar Dust’ by Colortrend and ‘Timeless’ by Dulux. They both have got insignificant amount of yellow colourant added which makes them appear warmer than a brilliant white (which has got a blue tinge to it). ‘Timeless’ and ‘Sugar Dust’ are also ideal for ceilings, window reveals and window soffits. By painting those architectural details the same as the ceilings you are reflecting more light back in to the room.

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Magnolia

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Subtle Chai

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Sugar Dust

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Timeless

To help you understand the influences of colour and guide you through the infinite visibilities of design schemes, feel free to make an appointment with one of our colour professionals for well-informed colour choices.

Let the Year be colourful!

Kadri
In-store designer, kadri@mcdonnellpaints.ie

Pat McDonnell Paints always recommend the application of a sample prior to a final decision on any colour.

There are a number of factors which can substantially influence how a colour looks on a chip card/computer screen & how it will look in a room setting. e.g the quality of a camera image, quality of the computer screen, the lighting in the room etc.

2017-05-31T14:34:37+00:00

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