Choosing Your Colour

With over 70 colours to choose from, it’s easy to find the one for your job. Whether you are colouring leather in a car, on furniture or in almost any format, you can choose one from any of our 6 colour charts or have us mix a custom colour to match your existing shade.

Dozens of beautiful mixable colours

Colours For All Purposes

Our extensive range of colours can be used on most leather surfaces, from wallets, to footwear, sofas, car seats, handbags and leather jackets. They can also be used on some vinyl materials.

Before choosing your colour, consider the existing colour, finish and type of leather you are working on.

Choose from 2 types of finish:

  1. Leather pigment (paint) – for a pigmented finish
  2. Semi-aniline leather paint (a blend of paint and aniline dye) – for a semi-aniline finish

Pigmented Colours

Within the range, you’ll find popular colours that are found on sofas throughout the Australian market. If your leather is one solid colour, it’s likely to be pigmented.

Semi-Aniline Colours

Semi-aniline finishes are very much in vogue right now. If your sofa has a dyed finish, it’s likely to be an aniline, semi-aniline or waxed leather.

Delivering classic and contemporary good looks, these leathers also mark easily. Recolouring reinstates faded vibrancy, covers stains and provides a protective shield, helping the leather to go the distance. Look for colours prefixed with the word ‘Aniline’ for this type of leather.

If your objectives include stain coverage, fading correction and the addition of protective coatings to your leather, Semi-Aniline Paints may be your ideal choice. Producing a pigmented finish with the luminous aesthetic qualities of aniline dyes, this paint balances beauty with practicality. Not suitable for use in cars.

Brights

These colours are bright and intense. Use them straight or mix them to create any colour you want. The possibilities are endless.

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Thousands of car colours have been used in the last few decades. We have over 30 leather paint colours matched to the most popular car colours used in Australia.

Your Perfect Match

Wondering how to get a perfect match? There are a few ways.

  • Custom Mixing Service – Send us a sample so that we can custom mix a matching colour
  • Sample Pots – Little pots of colour that let you test colours before you buy
  • Colour Adjustment Kit or the Master Colour Set – Adjust your base colour until you get the colour you want

Custom Mixing Service

Use our custom colour mixing service. Send us a sample of your leather, a small removable part or a Dulux colour name and we’ll mix a colour to match.

Sample Pots

If you’d like to try a few colours before making your choice, our Sample Pots are the way to go. Choose any 3 or any 5 colours from the entire range.

Colour Adjustment Kit or Master Colour Set

Starting with any colour as your base colour, use a Colour Adjustment Kit or a Master Colour Set to make adjustments to your colour.

Colour Adjustment Kits come in 2 sizes and you can choose any 3 colours from the entire range. If you need help choosing colours, Contact Us.

Master Colour Set comes in 2 sizes and contains the 5 colours that are most typically used for blending, tweaking or creating unique colours; Black, White, Blue, Red and Ochre.

How to Mix Colour

  • Pour a small amount of your base colour into a plastic cup
  • Consider which adjustment colours to add then add a small amount, mix and test
  • To test, paint a 2cm dot in an inconspicuous place, dry it off with a hairdryer and assess the colour. Apply a second and third coat to get a true reading on your colour
  • Continue to make adjustments and repeating the test until you reach the required colour
  • Now that you know the ratios, mix the rest of your base colour
All of these colours and more were mixed using a Master Colour Set

Sheen

Leather Paint has a soft gloss finish. It can be adjusted to matte or satin finish by adding Dulling Agent (No.30). Match the sheen of your paint to the sheen of your topcoat. For example, if you flatten your paint to satin finish, use a topcoat in satin finish also. Leather Repair Kits contain Dulling Agent.

Note that colours may vary due to computer monitor differences. All colour chart representations are approximate and should be treated as a guide only.