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Visualise new schemes and get an easy decision on colour.

colour overlay

original scheme 

colour overlay

option 1

colour overlay

option 2

Visualisation isn't something that everyone is good at, especially when it comes to large scale projects. Colour overlays take the pressure and guesswork out allowing you to see the result before the work begins. Choosing exterior colour schemes  can be quite challenging and many factors are taken into consideration throughout this process. The right colour scheme could mean a higher value for the owners when it comes to sell the property. Getting this right can even procure a quicker sale if the exterior colour provides the right curb appeal and is favoured by prospective buyers. In the same way, a bad colour scheme can have a dramatic affect on sale-ability and therefore affect real dollar value.

colour selection
exterior colour selection advice

What's Included?

• Up to two potential colour scheme options 
• A4 size digital montages of each overlay

• A4 size samples of each selected colour for review

• A written specification of the final selected colours 

​• Specification detail to completion


What's the Process?

1. Make contact to talk about your project.

2. Email  photo's of your property.

3. Our interior designer selects colours and creates  two digital overlays and emails them to you.

4. Once you choose your final colour scheme, come back to us for the final specification detail. Additional photos will be required from you to address any detailed areas around the property that need

to be noted.


Can digital overlay visualisations be printed?

Yes they can! The images will be large enough for printing at about A4 size. We recommend a professional printer for the best in colour accuracy. Different printers may print colours differently. A4 Size samples of each colour is provided and should always be viewed at the same time for proper colour assessment.


Photo Guidelines
Emailing photos: When emailing images from a smart phone, please ensure the email app does not shrink the size of the file. It is best not to send images via text message, because this reduces image size and quality. Send by email for best results.
Image size: If you are unsure about file size, check the settings of the camera app: File size should be at least 1M, and preferably 2.4M.
Colouring: Aim for accurate colour representation, by photographing the property between 10am-2pm, if possible.

Focus: Try to ensure the image is clear and in focus.

Angle: Images with fewer obstacles, such as trees, give a better outcome. Try to take a ‘hero shot’! A photo that shows your building at its best.

Why use this service?

This service is perfect for large scale new builds and multi-residential or commercial exterior colour selection and paint projects. Typically this service is well suited to Strata Managers and body corporate groups and commercial building management.

Property owners and multi residential committee groups in particular are often overwhelmed when faced with the final decision for their exterior colour.

Hiring an expert to make some colour selections is a great place to start. Making that final decision from a possible range of schemes requires exceptional visualisation skills.These skills take a professional designer many years to master after years of experience. If you're in this situation, photo overlays are a great option.

It can be a very expensive and heartbreaking mistake if you decide on your scheme and then you don't like it when the work is complete. Rest easy knowing that all parties involved fully understand what the end result will look like and confidently make a final decision that everyone is happy with.

Is the overlay image colour accurate?

The final overlay is very accurate! The colours are taken from the paint company's own website to ensure that you see a truly accurate representation of the chosen scheme on a photograph of the building. 


A4 samples of all the colours are provided so that you can see the actual colour sample in conjunction with the digital overlay image and multiple options are included in the service if you'd like to make comparisons and vote on the outcome.

Tell us what elements are required for your project.
You can specify which area of your building requires painting or provide your painters quote so that our designer can see what needs to be included, such as: walls, gutters, fascia, soffit/eaves, fence, posts, handrails, balustrade, battens, roof, frames, doors, other.

NOTE: Screens and printed images can alter colours. For true and accurate representation of paint colours, please ensure paint samples are applied to the property or that the A4 sample cards that are provided are viewed in conjunction with the images supplied.


Unexpected results can occasionally arise due to these reasons:
1) The computer screen makes colour look different due to calibration settings.
2) The original image had incorrect colouring due to camera settings.
3) Colour perception can vary from person to person - it can trick the eye!

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