After a series of articles looking at the more serious side of garden room planning, such as Can I claim a garden office as a business expenses and How to fund your garden building and 7 garden offices and summer houses planning permission rules to keep in mind I decided it’s high time we have a step back into the happy world of designing and imagination.

While I was testing some colourful wood paint for a small, bespoke, garden room, I thought what a wonderful thing to share with our readers!

I decided to widen my colour testing and came up with a small experiment to see how the colourful wood paints that appear on the charts compared to those you see when they’re applied. So, then I went (actually I sent Lukas) to our local paint shop to buy 24 different colourful wood paint samples and a paintbrush and then I asked him to cut 24 small pieces of the cladding we usually use for our garden rooms.

For my little experiment, I used Sadolin Superdec Satin, simply because it has a wide variety of colours, and it is the one we usually use in our garden buildings. To make it more accurate, I first applied a light grey base-coat and then two coats of the chosen colour.

Please be aware that the colours on a photo will always differ from the ones you see in real life. My intention is simply to establish the colour chart reliability.

X8530Y Blancmange*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

RAL 6018*

Perfect match!

Apricot*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly darker than the one shown on the chart.

14 E 51

Perfect match!

12 E 53*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly brighter than the one shown on the chart.

22 D 45

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly brighter than the one shown on the chart.

RAL 3009*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly brighter than the one shown on the chart.

Sandbank*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

S7243T Cocktail Time

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

H8284K Crazy Daze*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter and brighter than the one shown on the chart.

12 C 33

Pretty good match! Although it does not show in the photos, the colour on the cladding is slightly lighter.

Red Pepper*

Perfect match!

Grey Umber*

Pretty good match! The difference between the chart colour and the painted cladding is less evident from the photo. The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

RAL 7038*

Not a very good match. The colour on the cladding is lighter and with less yellow in it than the one from the chart.

U7123W Tokio Bay*

The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter and brighter than the one

M3383R Tallulah*

Considering that blue is the most difficult colour to reproduce, this is a pretty good match! The difference between the chart colour and the painted cladding is less evident than from the photo. The colour on the cladding is slightly darker than the one shown on the chart.

K1572M Water Fight*

Not a very good match. The colour on the cladding is lighter and with less green in it than the one from the chart.

Berberis Blue*

Not a very good match. The colour on the cladding is lighter and less greyish than the one on the chart.

Stratus*

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

18 C 35

Pretty good match! The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter than the one shown on the chart.

P0115Q Mutiara*

The colour on the cladding is much brighter and with less grey in it than one on the chart.

Bright Blue*

The colour on the cladding is much brighter and with less grey in it than the one on the chart.

Blue Peter*

Considering that blue is the most difficult colour to reproduce, this is a pretty good match! The difference between the chart colour and the painted cladding is less evident than from the photo. The colour on the cladding is slightly lighter and with less grey than the one shown on the chart.

All in all, I am quite happy with the result of my experiment. I can confidently say that the Sadolin Dulux Superdec colour chart is pretty accurate, with the exclusion of a couple of colours. Be aware though, this article was simply meant as a guideline. Always try a sample of your chosen wood paint before starting painting your garden room.

To make things easier for our clients, after you’ve selected one or several colours, we’ll always bring you a sample applied to the cladding so you can be sure of what you will get.

If you would like to see an example of one of our colourful projects, you can get inspired with this sweet and colourful garden storage room.

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