HOW TO USE A SAMPLE POT

Our 50ml sample pots are available for all 110 colours in the 1829 Vintage Colours Collection and come in our Chalky Emulsion finish. Sample pots allow you to test your chosen colours in place to see how the colour looks in different areas and different lights throughout the day. 

Our sample pots are poured from the same batches as our larger sized paints and are rigorously tested to ensure a perfect colour match. 

Many of our Artisan Effects also come in smaller sizes. Perfect for sampling and small projects including Glitter Glaze, Metallic Effect, Pearl Effect and Gold Effect.

You can save your shortlisted colours to a wishlist by pressing on the heart in the corner of the colour swatch.

Tips for sampling colour:

sample pot lids

1. Consider the amount of light within the room and how this might affect your colour – will it get lots of natural light or will the shade look darker in a room with no sunlight?

2. When you’ve narrowed it down to a shortlist, buy your sample pots. Instead of painting these straight onto the wall, paint each colour onto a sheet of A4 card. When they are dry, you can attach to the walls and see how they looks on different wall areas with different levels of light. This also means you can compare the larger samples of colour against each other with more ease.

3. Consider how your shortlist of colours will look with your furniture, textiles and accessories. Hold your A4 painted samples up against furniture and curtains. If you haven’t yet bought these, order fabric samples or take your A4 colour swatches in store to see how they look together. You could even put together a moodboard with swatches of everything in one place and test on different wall areas with different levels of light. This also means you can compare the larger samples of colour against each other with more ease.

Not quite ready for samples? Order a colourcard