On this screen you can begin to explore colour. You can navigate through a variety of different options to narrow down your colour search by clicking on any of the following:
On this screen you can read detailed information about the colour you've selected, find colour schemes, add colours to your Favourites, share colours with others, and much more by clicking any of the following buttons:
Haymes ensures that the colours represented are as close to our true paint colours as accurately as possible. However actual colours may vary slightly due to a number of limiting factors.
There are many contributing factors that may affect the way that colours appear online. To grasp this concept, we need to first understand how light impacts our perception of colour.
Have you ever taken a photo indoors only to find that it is either too yellow or too blue? You may understand that this is due to the incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs you're using. The human mind is tricky in that it alters our perception of what the eye actually sees. This is why we don't realise how yellow or blue it actually is until we view it from an external source.
The colour temperature is a property of light that is responsible for how warm (yellow) or cool (blue) objects will appear. Objects under incandescent or fluorescent lights look different because the colour temperatures of the light sources are different.
Keep in mind that this is a characteristic of all visible light and does not just apply to light bulbs! This means that light from the sun also has a colour temperature. In fact sunlight will vary in its colour temperature throughout the day. This means that sunlight can make colours appear warmer or cooler depending on the time of day!
Light sources from monitors are affected by colour temperature too. Have you ever noticed how all televisions appear differently when lined up against each other, even though they're all displaying the same picture? The colour temperature of your monitor will affect how warm or cool your colours are being displayed. More often than not, your display is using its default settings, which has not been calibrated properly and therefore not colour accurate. Many people may find that setting the colour temperature value of your monitor to ~6500K yields the best results, as this is the standard most commonly used around the world.
The age of your monitor will also affect the representation of colour. Monitors contain phosphors that degrade in efficiency over time due to its reaction with the surrounding environment. This causes monitors to inaccurately display colours as they age. Conversely, monitors will tend to cast a blue (cool) tint when they are brand new.
As you can see there are many factors that impact colour variation and each monitor is different. Colours will therefore vary from monitor to monitor.
At Haymes, we aim to provide you with the most accurate online representation of our paint colours as precise as possible. To achieve the best results, sample pots and swatches are a great way to experience the exact look and feel that you want. Not only does it allow you to see how the colour changes throughout the day and under different lighting conditions, but you can also take it home with you to see how it matches your environment. There's no better way than to experience it first-hand!
For best results, visit your nearest Haymes store (Find-a-store link) for a selection of swatches and colour advice, or purchase one of our sample pots so you can get that exact look and feel that you've always dreamed of!