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Choosing Colours – What’s the Difference Between Those Whites, Greys & Greiges?

FAQ – What are the differences between the various colour shades in the Fusion range?


I’m often asked about the differences in the Fusion colours if a customer is ordering online, especially with the whites, as it is a little more difficult to tell them apart unless they are side by side. Jennylyn from Fusion Mineral Paint has created these great videos showcasing the colours in the Fusion line and painting them out on pure white paper so you can see the true colour differences (note: videos don’t include the newest colours from 2016)

I have summarised descriptions of each colour above the videos. I hope you find this helpful in choosing the best colour for your needs.

We have each of these colour collages displayed in our product section, but having them side by side with similar colourings like this helps with deciding between the different hues.

** Australian painters, you can purchase any of these colours by clicking on the colour images of your choice to take you to the product.

Whites:

Picket Fence (Michael Penney collection) – brightest white in the line.

Casement – more of a pure white with just the slightest hint of yellow.

Raw Silk (NEW 2016) – a warm old white with barely a hint of yellow and just a touch of grey. I’d consider this to be between Casement & Lamp White, but leaning closer to Casement.

Limestone – off white with a stronger sense of yellow undertone.

Plaster (NEW 2016) – more yellow undertone than Limestone.

Champlain – neutral white, warm tone, hints of yellow and gray (one of the most popular in the line)

Lamp White – off white with gray undertone.

Note: this video does not contain the new colours, Raw Silk & Plaster




01 Casement

Casement

05 Limestone

Limestone

06 Champlain

Champlain

02 Lamp white

Lamp White

Picket-Fence-Collage

Picket Fence

Raw Silk

Raw Silk

Plaster

Plaster

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Taupes & Greys:

Sterling – a grey with soft subtle yellow undertones

Pebble (Michael Penney Collection) – a chameleon colour with a couple of different undertones that often change with the lighting that is present in the room. soft hint of green, natural feel.

Cathedral Taupe – very subtle pink/purple undertones, not typically seen unless put side by side with white. By itself almost an off white/tan colour.

Bedford – green undertone, chameleon colour – can change in different lights: either a soft lighter grey or can bring out the green hugh.

Linen – rich depth reminiscent of natural linen, subtle green undertones

Algonquin – beige with pink undertones.

Putty (NEW 2016) – the perfect greige blend of grey & beige in a soft, light, neutral tone.

Note: this video does not contain the new colour, Putty.

03 Sterling

Sterling

Pebble

Pebble

Cathedral Taupe

Cathedral Taupe

Bedford

Bedford

Linen-collage

Linen

Algonquin

Algonquin

Putty

Putty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blues:

Laurentian – blue & green undertones, a little more green. Throwback to the 50’s – a bright vibrant pastel green.

Heirloom (Michael Penney Collection) – pretty soft blue with green tones, also has a grey tone, creating more of a muddy green.

Inglenook – neutral blue with a grey/green

Renfrew Blue – a vibrant dark teal.

Seaside (Michael Penney Collection) – more of a true blue than others in the line. Undertones of grey, quite a darker blue.

Homestead Blue – similar to Seaside, but darker, greyer.

Champness – bright sky blue

Laurentien

Laurentien

Heirloom

Heirloom

Inglenook

Inglenook

Renfrew Blue

Renfrew Blue

Seaside

Seaside

Homestead Blue

Homestead Blue

Champness

Champness

 

 

 

 

 

 


Deep Blues & Greys:

Liberty Blue – dark, true blue

Midnight Blue (NEW 2016) – A deep, dark blue with gray undertones

Homestead Blue – (also mentioned above in the last video)

Ash – charcoal grey

Coal Black – true jet black

Soapstone (Michael Penney Collection) – reminiscent of a true natural soapstone, dark grey. Has a slight blue undertone when dry.

Note: this video does not contain the new colour, Midnight Blue.

Liberty Blue

Liberty Blue

Homestead Blue

Homestead Blue

Ash

Ash

Coal Black

Coal Black

Soapstone

Soapstone

Midnight blue

Midnight Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 


Greens:

Laurentian – a vintage green (also mentioned in the blue section above for its blue tones)

Aubusson (discontinued) – a yellow green that has a muddy tone

Upper Canada Green (discontinued) – vibrant green with a muddy undertone but more green than Aubusson.

Ceramic (discontinued) – vibrant bright green

Lilly Pond (Michael Penney Collection) – blue & green tones with raw umber pigment creating a muddy vintage green

Inglenook – (also mentioned in the blue section above) soft grey blue green pastel.

Bayberry (NEW 2016) – deep rich olive green.

Park Bench (NEW 2016) – dark, tree green

Lichen (NEW 2016) – a grey green, reminiscent of lichen in nature.

Note: this video does not contain the new colours, Bayberry, Park Bench or Lichen.

Laurentien

Laurentien

Aubusson

Aubusson

Upper Canada Green

Upper Canada Green

Ceramic

Ceramic

Lily Pond

Lily Pond

Inglenook

Inglenook

Bayberry

Bayberry

Park Bench

Park Bench

Lichen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


So there you go, I hope you find the colour you are looking for – if not, you know that you can create your own custom colour by blending any of the colours together – colour mixing is fun! Experiment, be creative.

Here are some Custom Colour combinations to start you on your way (scroll to the bottom section, click on a colour you like and write down the colour combination needed to create the colour you’ve selected. You can purchase these colours from your local Fusion retailer).

NOTE: This is not a full comprehensive colour guide of all the Fusion colours. For more information and a guide to Fusion’s colour range visit Fusion’s colour chart here.

Happy Painting,

Sharon.



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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Aeriane
    August 7, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Hi! I am interior designer and this post was very interesting for me as even with my 6 years experience I did not know exact name of some of the colors!
    Will follow your blog!

    Cheers,
    Aeri

    xoxo

    http://www.aerianecohen.com

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