How to use you colour sample at home
So you have your samples... now what? Welcome to the fun part! Picking the perfect colour for your next project has never been so easy — to help you out we've gathered some handy tips on how to find the right hue for you...
Here’s some tips on making the most of your samples.
1. Plan ahead — before you place your samples on your wall, compare them to any furniture and fittings that you plan on keeping – take note of what goes well with these pieces.
2. Keep it at eye level — start by placing them at eye level – it’ll make them easier to view. You can move them around later.
3. Do the 24h test — check the samples at different times throughout the day as different lighting may make the colour appear different. Don't worry we are not suggestiong you stare at your samples for 24 hours straight! But the warmth of natural light will change as the sun moves and turning the lights on will also make a difference in how the colours appear.
4. Light and objects influence colour — colour can reflect the space it’s in. For example, if you put a white wall opposite a big green artwork, the white may look a little greener. These different elements can influence colour: light type (LED, halogen, lamp shades), things inside in a room (rugs, feature walls, furniture) and things outside a room (trees, colours from surrounding houses).
5. Move the samples around — you now have the flexibility to peel off your sample sticker and place it in different areas of your space - so make the most of it! We recommend moving it from the brightest to the darkest part of your room as well as putting it next to cupboards and artwork.
6. Trust your eye — if you’ve used your samples to test the colour, then back yourself. You're the expert of your space, and you know what you like, so what you're leaning towards will be right. Go you!
7. Need a second opinion? — not channeling the confidence of tip 6? That's OK too! If you need a hand selecting your final colours reach out to our colour experts who are always happy to help (and actuall quite enjoy the chance to chat colour!). Our team can also help with all the details like what paint to use and how much you will need to get the job done like a pro. Just hit 'Contact Us' below for all your options on getting in touch with a real life paint nerd.
Or give our virtual try on Tint app a go!
Don’t have your samples yet, but want to play around with colours? With the Tint app you can virtually paint your walls any colour through your smartphone. Swipe and explore the colours at different times of the day to see how morning light compares to night. The app’s also a great way to order samples, paint and tools with ease. And if you’re unsure on the amount of paint, we’ve got a feature to help you calculate how much you need – let’s get painting!
Happy sampling! We love talking paint — email your questions to to get the conversation rolling!