The most difficult part about revamping your walls is not applying the paint, it’s choosing the colour! It’s a problem many of us share. Hardware retailers will tell you that the Number One cause for paint returns by customers is an incorrect colour choice.
Lighting, and even the time of day, all affect how colour appears. The colour swatch might have looked good as a small block of colour, but when applied to the walls of YOUR home, the colour is suddenly too dark, or doesn’t quite match the furniture …
Many of us know this scenario all too well – along with the expense, extra time, and bother involved in rectifying a “mistake”. Colour experts advise choosing a shade lighter than the one you have fallen in love with as it may appear darker over a larger expanse; they also advise using darker colours in rooms that are well lit by natural light.
But there’s an easier way to help safeguard your choice: Plascon Tester Pots! Each pot is a dinky-sized dose of paint choice relief. You can purchase a small amount of paint and create one or a few larger swatch patches on your walls before you commit to painting the entire room. And if you’re busy with a DIY or craft project, a Plascon Tester Pot is just the thing if you’re needing a small amount of paint.
If you are renovating, then the handiest way to combine sourcing new colourways and updating your furniture pieces and home decor accessories is to visit Decorex Joburg at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28-31 July 2022. Here, Plascon will have a welcoming stand presence where you can both speak to their helpful paint advice experts and purchase a Plascon Tester Pot, or two, to take home. This is the first time that Plascon has added this exciting retail dimension to its presence at Decorex, having been a longstanding supporter of the show over the decades.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to make the experience at Decorex one to remember for both the trade and the public,” notes Suvasin Moodley, head of decorative marketing at Plascon.
“We encourage people to do a test patch by painting the chosen colour on the wall or piece of furniture as the colour chart samples are fairly small and don’t allow for changing light or the overall look of the room that is being redecorated,” Moodley continues.
Plascon has also introduced seasonal colour palettes that can make any season come to life in your home. Plascon’s new winter “Grounded” palette features a bouquet of earth-inspired colours that bring our famed bushveld and savannah landscapes directly to mind. The Grounded colours are fantastic to use as stand-alone notes, feature wall moments of interest, and even, in combination with one another.
With Plascon’s colour advice team on the ready to help make the perfect colour match for you, this sometimes-daunting task can be ticked off your to-do list!
Buy your tickets for Decorex Joburg now by clicking on this link: https://itickets.co.za/events/466605