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Finding the Perfect Powder Coating Colour

With the vast colour palette available when considering powder coating, selecting the ideal shade can feel overwhelming. We know it can be a difficult choice, so here at UK Powder Coating we’re here to help you decide on the perfect finish for your project.  

First consider the object's purpose. Is it a high-traffic item that will endure daily wear and tear, like a bike frame or garden furniture? Here, functionality reigns supreme. Darker colours like blacks and greys effectively hide scratches and dirt, while a glossy finish offers superior scratch resistance. Conversely, is this a decorative piece focused on aesthetics? In this case, durability concerns take a backseat to your creative vision.

Next, think about light. It's the ultimate mood setter, and it can dramatically alter how a colour appears. A bright red under harsh industrial lighting might appear jarring, whereas that same red could exude warmth in a dimly lit room. If possible, try to view colour samples in the same lighting conditions where the finished product will reside. If that's not feasible, keep the lighting situation in mind as you browse colour charts.

Next, it’s important to mention that while online colour pickers are a handy starting point, they can't capture the true essence of a powder coat. Colours appear differently on screens, and the finish – matte, satin, or gloss – significantly impacts how light interacts with the pigment. To avoid any nasty surprises, request physical samples from your powder coater. Even better, get a test piece coated in your chosen colour. This way, you can see how it interacts with the light and surrounding elements in your space.

Now, let's delve into the wonderful world of colour psychology. Colours have a profound effect on our emotions. Warm colours like yellows and oranges evoke a sense of cheer, while cool colours like blues and greens promote feelings of calm. Consider the mood you want to create with the finished product. Is it a statement piece that demands attention? A bold red or electric blue might be the answer. Or are you aiming for a more serene atmosphere? Soft greens or calming blues could do the trick.

Remember, the colour wheel is your friend. It can be a fantastic tool for creating harmonious colour combinations. Complementary colours, those positioned directly opposite each other on the wheel, create a vibrant contrast. Analogous colours, which sit next to each other on the wheel, offer a more soothing and unified look.

Finally, embrace the power of experimentation. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and explore unique colour combinations or eye-catching textures. Powder coating companies often offer specialty finishes like metallics, fluorescents, and even candy colours. With a little planning and this handy guide, you'll be well on your way to selecting the perfect powder coating colour that reflects your unique style and complements your project beautifully.

 

To learn more about our powder coating services, get in touch with us today. Contact us on 01440 706218, or email info@ukpowdercoatingservices.co.uk today.

 

 

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