1.Try paint testers in a range of shades. This is a wonderful way to ensure the colour you love looks just as great on your walls as it does online. You can order Dulux testers online or buy them in-store at any Dulux Decorator Centre or good hardware store. What's more, all Dulux 30ml testers purchased on site now qualify for free delivery. Read our delivery information to find out more, or head to the colour page to browse our colours and start ordering your favourite shades.

  1. Before you start painting, apply two coats to a piece of A4 lining paper. Hang the paper on different walls throughout the day to see how the colour changes in sunlight and under artificial light. You’ll find that the effects of light particularly influence whites.

  2. Which direction does your room face? It’s important to keep in mind that most colours will look slightly darker and colder in north-facing rooms because the light is cooler and flatter.

  3. Wet paint looks vastly different to dry paint. Try not to make any decisions until the paint is completely dry.

  4. Most importantly, trust your instincts. If you love it, it’s right.

Visit our colour page to browse the whole range of Dulux colours and start picking your testers.