14 Feb 2024

Choosing the right colour from a paint sample

Choosing the right colour from a paint sample

Paint samples offer a realistic representation of how the paint colour will look in your room, under different lighting conditions. This is crucial because colours can change significantly depending on daylight, artificial light and the environment. A paint sample allows you to see the colour in action, so you can be sure of your choice! 

How to view your paint sample:

  • Correct orientation: Position the paint swatch vertically against the wall for realistic colour reproduction, as it will look after painting. For furniture, place the swatch horizontally on it. Orientation affects how the colour is perceived, so choose the position carefully for an accurate colour preview.
  • View at different times: Observe the paint swatch at several times during the day. Daylight changes from warm to cool as the day progresses, affecting how the colour is perceived. Observe the sample under artificial light at night too to get a complete picture. 
  • Compare with furnishings: Hold the paint swatch next to furniture, floors, and fabrics in your room. This helps to see how the colour goes with your current or future décor.


With our A5 colour samples, you can experiment with colour without painting the commitment of an entire wall. It's a simple, cost-effective way to ensure you make the right choice for your space.  And also handy to have when choosing other items for your interiors.

Order your samples today and take the first step towards your dream interior!

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