Colour cards for interior painting

Choosing colours from colour card

Colour is in relation to its surroundings and it's an integral part. Therefore, it is important to look at the colour in the space that it will be used. 

Colour is always in relation to the surrounding world - lighting and other coloured surfaces. Light and shadow variations change the colour perception constantly. Also, the surface roughness or smoothness affect colour perception.  

Tikkurila's colour cards are made with real colour card paint

The colour samples in colour cards are normally semi-matt. When producing colour cards the colour standard is tinted in colour card paint with tinting technology.  When the same tinting system is used in producing the colour standard and colour card,  the colour sample in the colour card is as close to the painted surface colour as technically possible.

Tikkurila Colour Service laboratory always approves the colours by checking them under illuminant D65 in standardized conditions.

Observe lighting

When selecting interior colours it is worth remembering that different light sources have a very different colour rendering properties. Fluorescent lights can be very varied, and incandescent light bulbs or halogen lamps light may decisively influence colour perception. The amount and direction of especially natural light greatly affect the choice of colour.


Colours displayed on the screen have been produced electronically. They do not replace the real colour samples, as the perception of colour is affected by the surface gloss of the material, as well as lighting. Always select the final colour from the colour cards in the surroundings and conditions in which the colour is going to be used.  

Colour cards for interior painting