I know I work for a design magazine, but I’ll be the first to admit: I dread making paint decisions. It probably stems from university, when I painted the entrance of my first student apartment in what I thought was two gorgeous shades of sage green, but in fact turned out to be a snotty, neon green that all but personally offended any guest that visited.
Fast forward to present day. I’m about to move to a new apartment, and I have a clear mental picture of what I want: Southern French country shabby-chic, with distressed whites and greys with punches of 50s mint green and robin’s egg blue. I have every element of my room picked out right down to the hardware… except the paint.
With umpteen fan decks in hundreds – thousands! – of colours at my fingertips, where the paintchip do I begin?
According to PPG Pittsburgh Paints, with a game!
Introducing the Voice of Color: Color Sense Game, a quiz that taps into your senses to determine your colour personality. The quiz is fun and visual and considers everything from your complexion to aspirations to favourite sights, smells, sounds and touches.
And the palette I was paired with? The “Al Fresco” array of serene blues, greens and creams: exactly what I had hoped!
Take the quiz here and tell us – what’s your colour personality?