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Colour Matching Timber To Your Interior
If you are considering purchasing a linear timber pendant for a kitchen island, or any area in your home, we have the ability to colour match to common materials such as Laminex and Polytech choices for your cabinetry or flooring.
Picking A Natural Solid Timber Species
If you are considering purchasing a linear timber pendant for a kitchen island, or any area in your home, we have the ability to colour match to benchtops, floorboards or other timber or colour details. We often get requests to match Laminex or Polytech samples. Our first preference is to find a natural hardwood species with the best grain, colour and tone match. Our standard timber species are Spotted Gum, Victorian Ash, Tasmanian Blackwood and White Oak. You can read more about our timber species here.
We are also able to source and craft our lighting in other unique timber species to suit your project. As our workshop works with a variety of timbers, we may be able to find a good match for your project, otherwise, we will contact our suppliers and hopefully find a suitable piece for your pendant. If you are looking to match a very specific colour, then another option is to apply a timber stain to alter the timber colour.
Custom Colour Finishes on Solid Timber
Above are some examples of an altered ‘whitewash’ finish to achieve a close colour match to the provided samples. To achieve the best results it is helpful if we have a good physical reference sample to match to. We mix our timber stains by hand by working with a series of base colours. It is a slow and experimental process, as each colour is different and the final result will also vary depending on the timber surface it is being applied to.
Given enough time, we can mix a test colour and post you with a physical sample to approve. If this is not required, a few decent photos should be enough to show you the colour match. To the left is an install of a Hollow Pendant which was colour matched to the cabinetry behind. Photo by @keck_haus.
If you’re thinking about colour matching a pendant or would like some more information, contact us and we’d be happy to discuss the possibilities.
Black Timber Finish
Another popular request is a black timber appearance, which we achieve with a black timber stain. The timber species will affect the final results, and we recommend White Oak which has an open grain, letting the timber grain show through the black stain. In the image here you can see the black finish applied to our Tenn Pendant, and our Roller Pendant.