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.

Colour selection

There are 4 ways to arrive at your colour:

OPTION 1

Select a standard colour from our range – you can choose to start with some Sample Pots

OPTION 2

Start with a colour that is close to your needs then adjust it using small bottles of colour

OPTION 3

Mix your own colour from scratch

OPTION 4

Use our paid Custom Colour Mixing Service

Read on for more info about each of these options.

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 variants of paints:

  1. Leather pigment (paint) – for a full-coverage pigmented finish
  2. ‘Semi-aniline’ leather paint (a blend of paint and aniline dye) – for a full-coverage pigmented finish with an extra colour dimension that mimics a semi-aniline look

Pigmented Colours

Within the range, you’ll find popular colours that are found on sofas, cars and apparel 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 as dyes are prone to fading.

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? Let’ talk about the 4 ways to arrive at the right colour for your job.

Option 1: Select a standard colour from our range – you can choose to start with some Sample Pots

Check out our range of colours here and, if you’d like to test a few colours first, Sample Pots enable you to test, mix and even fix small problems.

Sample Pots

Option 2: Start with a colour that is close then adjust it to match using small bottles of colour

Start with a colour that is close to your needs. For example, you need a shade of grey. Consider the possible components of the colour. A basic grey is a blend of white and black. However, your particular grey might be brown-grey, yellow-grey, green-grey, blue-grey or purple-grey.

Let’s say you need a green-grey. After selecting a bases colour that you think will be close to the colour you need, you then consider what colours you will need to refine it. A Colour Adjustment Kit contains any 3 colours in small volumes (10ml or 50ml). In this example, you might select Ochre, Lemon and White (to go lighter) or Black (to go darker) as your adjustment colours. Adding a little at a time and testing as you go, you gradually change or ‘nudge’ your base colour until you arrive at the right shade of green-grey for your job. The Master Colour Set provides another way of adjusting your base colour. This set of 5 core colours (Black, White, Ochre, Blue and Scarlet) can be mixed to create or tint many, many colours.

Option 3: Mix your own from scratch

Our pigment colours are 100% mixable. If you’re feeling creative and love working with colour, our range of colours can take you in any direction you want to go. Pro Tip: We mix colours using the ‘brights’. They are shown with the satchel/bag image in the colour charts. These pigment colours are bright and intense. The possibilities are endless.

Leather Paint Colours - Master Colours - Leather Hero

Similarly, it’s possible to blend our ‘Aniline’ colours to reach the right colour for your job. Here Debra mixed a 50:50 blend of Aniline Cedar and Aniline Chesterfield to arrive at a colour that was very close to the original colour. Sample Pots were used to pre-test the mix.

Option 4: Use our paid Custom Colour Mixing Service

We can custom mix a matching colour for you. Send us a sample of your leather, a small removable part or a Dulux colour name and we’ll mix a colour to match. Note; this service results in one colour. If your colour is a multi-toned colour (mottled or antiqued), more than one colour will be needed.

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.

This site uses both photographs and HEX colours to display colour options. The appearance of photographic representations may vary due to lighting, exposure and other factors including the colour setting on your computer. HEX colour representations are the most accurate and offer the most consistent colour display available using today’s technology. All colour representations are approximate and should be treated as a guide only. Minor batch variations may occur. Colour testing via Sample Pots is recommended. Similarly, it is best to order enough product for your entire project in one order.