Colours may vary from how they appear on our web page and should be used as a guide only.
Whilst every effort has been made to accurately match the colours represented on our website, CSW Coatings advises that there may be significant colour variation between our website and end product. These variations arise due to different computer monitors (make, model and technology of the monitor, as well as resolution, contrast and brightness control settings) in much the same way a scan will differ from an original image and a colour photocopy.
Furthermore, coatings can exhibit variation in perceived colour depending on gloss level (porosity of substrate) , application method (ie. brush, roller and spray give rise to different finishes), viewing angle and light source.
Below are some, but certainly not limited to examples of how colour may be perceived differently according to varying environmental conditions. Although obvious when viewing swatches side by side, the below tonal and shading differences may seem inconsistent when viewing in an isolated condition.
Below swatches attempt to illustrate how a single colour may be perceived quite differently simply by varying its light source.
The reason being is we perceive color when the different wavelengths composing white light are selectively interfered with by matter (absorbed, reflected, refracted, scattered, or diffracted) on their way to our eyes, or when a non-white distribution of light has been emitted. This non-white distribution is typically the influence of light bouncing off surrounding fixtures.
The color we actually see depends on light – the quality of light, the angle of light, and reflected light. Light creates shadows, highlights, and color changes on objects, giving them the complexity and richness evident in the real world. This is perceived color.
The perceived color consists of the subtle changes in hue affected by the color of the light and by the colors around it, including the effect of simultaneous contrast between two adjacent colors, and reflections of ambient colors cast.
If you are outside or working under natural light, the colors will also be affected by the season, weather conditions, the time of day, and your distance from the subject. eg: is it overcast or exposed to midday sun.
If working internally, the colors will also be affected if exposed to natural light, LED/ fluorescent or halogen lights.
These are just some examples of variables involved in the field as nature makes it difficult to accurately assess and mimic color on flat paper or screen.
Purchase Tint Packs
If wishing to calibrate depth of colour to own liking, tints packs are available to purchase individually with the most popular options being white to lighten and black to darken.
Please note: exercise caution adding only a few drops at a time to existing bases as obviously colour is NOT reversible.