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Colour Selection Guide

Colour Considerations and Tips

You never get a chance to make a second impression the saying goes. Next to structural shape, colour is the most noticeable element of any home. When it comes to colour selection, it's important to take your time and plan with current and future layouts in mind. Given the results of the staining project will last for years, it's important to step back from the areas to be stained and consider the environmental surroundings, landscape, architecture and the more permanent structural features that may not be changing, such as roofing, walkways and any masonry or natural materials, such as stones or tiling. The doors, siding, trim and other architectural features may be painted, but other surfaces may not. So, once you have an idea of what is and what is not going to be painted, then you have a good starting point for colour selection.

Colour Selection Tips

  • Typical colour combination has three colours: one colour for more dominant or larger surface areas, such as siding; one colour for trim or architectural details; and a third colour for accents, such as doors and shutters.
  • Look to gardens, furniture or other structural elements, such as paving or accent stonework that will remain once the staining project is complete.
  • Consider neighbouring houses or structures. You might find great inspiration from newly built homes or even heritage buildings to create a colour scheme.
  • Determine one or two colours that will be the dominant colours - one for the siding and perhaps another for decks.
  • Off-whites or deep, rich colours are idea for the use on trim, siding, facia or downspouts to support the overall look of the colour scheme.
  • Lighter colours, such as off-whites, tend to visually 'advance' or 'highlight' the surface being painted. If the goal is to draw the eye away from details, they can be painted the dominant colours so they are not as noticeable.
  • Lighting has an effect on how colours are perceived. Make sure to select the colours outside in the area where they will be applied.

A note about digital colour representation on screen:
The actual paint and wood stain colours may vary from the images displayed on this web site. We strongly recommend the actual paint colour samples be picked up from the Store and viewed under the lighting conditions where they will be applied to ensure complete colour satisfaction.


Standard White
EX083
Artisan White
EX077
Brie
EX169
Navajo White
EX102
Navajo Red
EX103
Taupe
EX099
Mahogany
EX101
Cape Cod Grey
EX097

California Rustic
EX121

 Cedar
EX100
 Oxford Brown
EX107
Pewter
EX098
 
 Pilgrim Red
EX168
 Chocolate Brown
EX103
Coffee
EX170 
 Ebony
EX024

Parchment
EX171
Sand Trail
EX177
Heather
EX183
Willow Mist
EX189
 Couscous
EX172
Golden Finch
EX178
Chamois 
EX184
 Rosemary
EX190

 Golden Day
EX173
 Quinoa
EX179
 Fawn
EX185
 Avocado
EX191
Roasted Macadamia
EX174
Cocoa
EX180
Butternut
EX186
Tree of Heaven
EX192
Western Sky
EX175
Crispy Bacon
EX181
 Russet
EX187
Forest Green
EX193
Henna
EX176
Rich Ground
EX182
Oxblood
EX188
Copper Verde
EX174

White Birch Bark
EX194
Whitemud
EX200
Sandstone
EX206
Riverbank
EX212
Beige Grey
EX195
Autumn Sand
EX201
Monterey Grey
EX207
Sleet
EX213
 Castor Grey
EX196
Beachwood
EX202
Jaws
EX208
Coastal Winter
EX214
Dark Clay
EX197
North Shore
EX203
Stonehedge
EX209
Storm Front
EX215
Hunter Green
EX198
Blustery Day
EX204
Grey Jay
EX210
Mushroom Fields
EX216
Geneva
EX199
Wedgwood
EX205
Heritage Blue
EX211
Iron Clad
EX217