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4th July 2023

Sampling Paint with Haymes Paint A5 Colour Swatches

Selecting the perfect colour for your walls can be a challenging task. It's crucial to consider various factors such as lighting, ambiance, and personal preferences. Haymes Paint A5 colour swatches offer a practical solution to help you envision the colour in your space. We will guide you through the process of sampling paint with A5 colour swatches, ensuring you make an informed decision that brings your vision to life.

  1. Test the Colour at Different Times of the Day and on Different Walls

    Colours can significantly vary depending on lighting conditions and the orientation of your space. To accurately assess how a colour will look throughout the day, sample the paint at different times, taking note of how it appears in natural and artificial light. This process allows you to observe how the colour changes and adapts to various lighting scenarios, providing valuable insight into its overall appearance.

  2. Test the Colours at Eye Level

    When sampling paint, it's essential to view the colour at eye level. Colours can look different when viewed from various angles, and seeing the colour at eye level provides a more accurate representation of how it will appear in your space. take a step back to assess the colour’s impact on the overall atmosphere.

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  3. Observe How Light and Objects Influence the Colour

    The interplay between light and colour is crucial in determining the overall aesthetic of a room. Take note of how different light sources affect the sampled colour. Natural light, incandescent light, and LED lighting can all have distinct impacts on how a colour is perceived. Additionally, consider how nearby objects or furniture may influence the colour’s appearance. For example, warm-coloured objects can create reflections and undertones that alter the overall impression of the paint. Paying attention to these nuances will help you make a more informed decision.

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  4. Use a Sample Pot

    While colour swatches are a great way to see how paint colours will look, it's hard to beat the real thing. Therefore, it's recommended to use a sample pot of the actual paint. Applying a small amount of the paint on the wall allows you to see the true colour in its intended form, with all its characteristics and subtleties. This hands-on approach enables you to make a confident decision based on a real-life representation of the colour. To test a colour using a Sample Pot we recommend painting at least 1m², allowing 2 hours to dry and viewing in both artificial and natural light at different times of the day.  


Haymes A5 Colour Swatches are available exclusively online and can be shipped free anywhere in Australia. Known to designers and architects as brushouts, these A5 sized pieces of painted card are the perfect mess free way to view and compare colour, and are available in over 1,500 Haymes Paint Colours. Click here to order one now.

Picking the right paint colour is a vital step in creating a harmonious and inviting space. By following the process of sampling paint with Haymes Paint A5 colour swatches, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your vision. Remember to test the colour at different times of the day, on various walls, and at eye level to get a comprehensive understanding of how it interacts with your space. Pay attention to how light and surrounding objects influence the colour, and always use a sample pot to see the true colour in action. Armed with these tips, you'll be well-equipped to choose the perfect colour that transforms your space into your desired haven.

Happy with your colour selection?