Colour Matching Service – Perfecting the Hue

Colour Matching Service

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At Simons Staircases and Furniture, we understand that the perfect colour can transform a piece of furniture from ordinary to extraordinary. Our colour matching service is designed to ensure that your furniture’s finish precisely meets your vision. Whether you’re restoring an antique, revamping a modern piece, or creating a bespoke item, our expert craftsmen can match any colour with exacting precision.

What is Colour Matching?

Colour matching is the process of creating a specific colour that matches a given sample or desired shade. This involves blending various pigments and finishes to replicate the exact hue and sheen of the original or intended colour. It’s a meticulous process that requires a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of colour theory and materials.

The Importance of Colour Matching

  1. Seamless Restoration
    • For antique or heirloom pieces, matching the original colour ensures that the restoration is seamless and retains the furniture’s historical integrity.
  2. Customisation
    • Personalising furniture to fit a specific design scheme or aesthetic is made possible through precise colour matching.
  3. Consistency
    • When restoring or creating multiple pieces for a single space, colour matching ensures consistency and harmony in the overall design.

Our Colour Matching Process

At Simons Staircases and Furniture, our colour matching process is both an art and a science. Here’s how we achieve flawless results:

1. Initial Consultation and Sample Analysis

The process begins with an initial consultation where we discuss your requirements and examine any samples you provide. This could be a piece of the original furniture, a colour swatch, or even a photograph.

2. Digital and Manual Analysis

We use a combination of digital tools and manual techniques to analyse the sample. Advanced colourimeters help us identify the exact shade, while our craftsmen rely on their expertise to assess nuances that technology might miss.

3. Custom Blending

Using high-quality stains, paints, and finishes, we custom blend the colour to match the sample. This step often involves several iterations to achieve the perfect hue and sheen.

4. Test Application

Before applying the final colour to your furniture, we perform a test application on a small, inconspicuous area or a separate piece of wood. This ensures the colour matches perfectly once applied to the entire piece.

5. Final Application and Finishing

Once we’re satisfied with the test application, we proceed with the final application. This includes careful sanding, staining, painting, or lacquering, followed by sealing and finishing to ensure durability and beauty.

Materials and Techniques

We pride ourselves on using the finest materials and most advanced techniques in our colour matching service. Here are some of the materials and methods we employ:

Stains and Paints

  • Wood Stains
    • We use a variety of wood stains that penetrate the wood’s surface, enhancing its natural grain and adding rich, deep colour.
  • Paints
    • High-quality paints provide a smooth, even finish, perfect for pieces that require a bold, solid colour.


  • Lacquers
    • Durable lacquers protect the colour and provide a sleek finish that is both beautiful and long-lasting.
  • Waxes
    • Waxes add a soft sheen and additional protection, ideal for achieving a classic, polished look.

Customisation Options

Our colour matching service is highly flexible, allowing for a range of customisation options:

  • Gloss Levels
    • Choose from matte, satin, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finishes to achieve the desired look and feel.
  • Distressed Finishes
    • For a vintage or rustic aesthetic, we can apply distressed finishes that add character and charm.
  • Custom Shades
    • We can create unique shades tailored to your specific preferences, ensuring your furniture is one-of-a-kind.

Case Studies

Restoring an Edwardian Wardrobe

A client brought in an Edwardian wardrobe that had been painted several times over the years, resulting in a colour that no longer reflected its original beauty. Our team stripped away the old layers of paint, revealing the natural wood beneath. Using our colour matching service, we recreated the original deep mahogany stain, restoring the wardrobe to its former elegance.

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

For a bespoke kitchen project, a client wanted their new cabinets to match a specific shade of blue found in a vintage tile. We meticulously blended the paint to match the tile exactly, creating a cohesive and stunning kitchen design.

Benefits of Our Colour Matching Service

  1. Expertise and Precision
    • Our craftsmen are experts in colour theory and application, ensuring precise matches every time.
  2. High-Quality Materials
    • We use only the best stains, paints, and finishes, ensuring a durable and beautiful result.
  3. Personalised Service
    • We work closely with you to understand your vision and deliver a customised solution that meets your exact needs.
  4. Enhanced Aesthetics
    • Perfectly matched colours enhance the overall aesthetics of your furniture, making it a standout piece in any room.

Why Choose Simons Staircases and Furniture?

Choosing Simons Staircases and Furniture for your colour matching needs means choosing excellence. With over 30 years of experience, we have honed our skills and developed a reputation for quality and reliability. Our dedication to customer satisfaction and our passion for furniture restoration set us apart.

  • Experienced Craftsmen
    • Our team is made up of skilled professionals with a deep understanding of materials, techniques, and aesthetics.
  • Bespoke Solutions
    • We offer tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring complete satisfaction.
  • Comprehensive Services
    • From antique restoration to modern customisation, we provide a full range of services to meet all your furniture needs.

Colour Matching Service

Colour matching is a crucial aspect of furniture restoration and customisation, ensuring that each piece perfectly fits your vision and design scheme. At Simons Staircases and Furniture, our expert craftsmen use advanced techniques and high-quality materials to deliver flawless results. Whether you’re restoring a treasured antique or creating a bespoke piece, our colour matching service ensures a perfect finish every time.

For more information on our colour matching service or to schedule a consultation, please visit our website at Simons Staircases and Furniture. Let us help you achieve the perfect hue for your furniture, creating pieces that are both beautiful and uniquely yours.

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