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Unique Colour Schemes

Creating colour palettes for my clients is something I truly enjoy. It’s SUCH an exciting adventure... and there are so many options that creating new colour palettes might not be too difficult for those with good taste. However, the challenge for those designing is to offer a product that is unique to the taste of every client.


James Treble external scheme for the Taubman's House
James Treble external scheme for the Taubman's House

If you're in the process of selecting the paint colours for your home or clients' project and need some directions, in brief, here's how I do it with my clients...


1. Understand my clients’ taste and favourite colours

2. Decide if using their colours for the main walls or as a feature

3. Pinpoint the intensity that will suit their furnishing and décor.


How do I do this? Watch the full video below.


Colours' selections tools

There are also many tools to help with this process, such as a Taubmans’ fan-deck or their brochures with pre-made colour palettes. The Coloursmith Reader, however is a great tool that you might find very helpful if wanting to match the colour of something already existing in your home, like an artwork or the upholstery of your sofa, or the curtains you have fallen in love with and decided you must have.


The Coloursmith Reader will match any colour
The Coloursmith Reader will match any colour
James' Moody Grey
James' Moody Grey


All you have to do is download the app on your phone and let the Coloursmith® Reader exactly match the colour you like. You can even name it, for future reference. Next, you can show the code in any Bunnings store or paint supplier to get a sample pot or order your unique paint online... straight from your phone.





As you can see choosing colours that are unique to your taste isn’t that difficult anymore. So, download the Coloursmith® app to your phone and start selecting your own bespoke colours achieve interiors that are truly your own.




James Treble is an ambassador for Planet Ark and firmly believes in sensible purchasing, recycling and creative re-purposing. James has three decades of accumulated experience in the Building Industry, Real Estate and Interior Design and regularly shares his knowledge and experience in adding value to properties through effective design & styling. Watch his free videos on YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram for more free information. More of James' knowledge is now accessible via Practical Design Online Course.
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