Creating My Own Paint Colour Using Taubman’s Coloursmith

Kira Simpson

In partnership with Bunnings

I spend a lot of time on my back deck. It’s warm most of the year here on the Gold Coast so it’s one of my favourite places in the house, the only downside is the main feature wall.

As you can see below, the main wall is a rather unfortunate shade of brownish purple and I feel like it lets the space down.

With the weather is cooling down, Autumn is the perfect time to get started on all the DIY’s and upcycle projects I have piling. I knew it was time to give this corner a little facelift!

Taubmans Coloursmith

I knew I wanted to paint the wall a really vibrant colour, the next step was finding the perfect shade.

I don’t know about you, but I get a bit overwhelmed when I’m standing in front of the wall of colours at the shop and have no idea which one to choose.

Colour is a very personal choice, especially in your home. It’s an extension of who you are, your taste, and your style. And when it’s something like a large feature wall that you’re going to look at almost every day, you want to get it right.

That’s where the Coloursmith tool is so brilliant. Instead of choosing a colour, you create one.

When I started looking around the house for inspiration, I knew immediately what colour I wanted to create. There’s a book on my desk with a beautiful vibrant blue cover that would work perfectly for the deck wall.

Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith

Create with Coloursmith

Once you have your colour inspiration, download the Coloursmith app to your phone.

There are a few ways you can create your colour. Either take a photo or upload a photo of the object.

Or to improve the colour accuracy, use the Coloursmith window which calibrates the colour in conjunction with the app. The window is available online or you can pick one up at Bunnings. The window is $5 and it’s worth the extra step to ensure you’re colour is perfectly matched.

If you’re a professional or plan to create more colours for your home, there’s also the Coloursmith Reader that provides pinpoint accuracy using an Led light source to ensure the closet colour match.

Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith

Now it’s time to create your colour

  1. Download the Coloursmith App and create an account
  2. Hold the window above your object and scan the QR code – this links with your account so you can save your colour/s
  3. When prompted turn the card over so the coloured squares are facing up and wait for the app to scan your object
  4. Next you’ll see your colour matches, choose the colour that best matches your object and save and give it a name
Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith

Making your colour

To find your saved colour/s go to the menu and click ‘My Colours’.

Now you have the option to either order a sample pot online right in the app, or you can pop into your local Bunnings where they’ll scan the QR code of your saved colour and they can create a sample pot or the full tin on the spot for you.

I knew I loved my colour so I picked up a full tin in-store. When they opened the tin to show me the colour, I was so excited to see my creation come to life!

Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith

Another feature of the app I really like is when you click on one of your saved colours, there’s a tab called ‘Combinations’ which shows you complimentary colours, which is really handy to help you create a space that flows beautifully. I have some furniture upcycles coming up so ordered a few samples pots so I can create some pieces that will work with the new colour wall.

Taubmans Coloursmith

I’m thrilled with how this corner of deck turned out, but after I finished painting, I had an idea to make the wall even better. Stay tuned, I will share with you next week!

Taubmans Coloursmith
Taubmans Coloursmith

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability advocate, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.