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 her descriptions of each colour in words above each of 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.
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 warmer white with a hint of gray undertones. 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
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.
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
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.
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) – a deep rich olive green.
Park Bench (NEW 2016) – dark, tree green
So there you go, I hope you find the colour you are looking for – if not, you know that you can create your own by blending any of the colours together – colour mixing is fun! Experiment, be creative.