What is Tikkurila's Whitest White?

Our most brilliant white is the standard white available in Lumi. Lumi White makes a perfect, crisp contrast for trims and ceilings.

Primer Tinting - Light Bases

Some primers in our range, like Otex Akva, Everal Aqua, and Helmi, may look lighter than your chosen topcoat, especially with darker colours.

This is because they have an A-base (light base) formulation, which means they won't achieve the same depth as a C-base (dark base). For instance, if you tint these primers in black, they'll come out as light grey.

Despite this, we recommend tinting towards your intended topcoat shade for optimal coverage. This helps with effective colour obliteration, reducing the overall number of coats needed.

Can You Provide a RAL Code For Tikkurila Colours?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide either a RAL or BS reference, as we are unable to match our own colour range. Our products are however available in the full British Standard, NCS and RAL ranges.

Viewing Colours On The Tikkurila UK Website?

Depending on the device used and screen resolution, the paint colours depicted on the website can appear slightly different to the paint when applied to a surface. We do advise that the online colour charts should be used as a guide only and recommend testing a colour before purchase to ensure you are happy with the final result. We are unable to accept returns as each can is tinted to order.

How Is Colour Matching Done?

Paint colour is created through a combination of colourants and bases that can literally reproduce millions of colours. At Tikkurila UK, your colour sample is measured using a spectrophotometer that can read any colour the human eye can see. The measurements are turned into a paint formula to create your custom colour.

How Accurate Is The Colour On The Chip And Colour Cards To The Paint Colour I Will Receive?

Tikkurila employs a unique colour card manufacturing technology. Colours cards and colour chips are produced using Tikkurila colour card paint, and they feature the same tinting formula and colourants that are used to tint Tikkurila interior wall paints. This means that we can guarantee that the chosen shade will look exactly the same on the wall as it does on the colour chip or colour card.

Always make your colour selection under similar lighting conditions to where the colour will be used. Lighting conditions, the smoothness of the paint surface and its sheen level can all affect colour perception

We always recommend purchasing a sample pot to try the recommended alternative on your wall or surface.

Why Do The Online Representations Look Different To The Colour Card/Actual Product?

The appearance of a colour online may differ depending on screen settings, such as brightness and resolution. We always recommend ordering a colour card and sample pot before choosing a colour, as you cannot get an entirely true representation of a colour from a screen.

Our colour cards feature chips of real paint so you can compare the colour directly with wallpaper and fabrics.

Can You Tint My Paint Using A Hexadecimal Colour Formula (A Hex Code)?

No, Hexadecimal colour formulas are used for graphic design and web design. However, if you know the Hex code, you can contact our customer service team at and ask them for the closest match. We always recommend purchasing a sample pot to try the recommended alternative on your wall or surface.

Can You Tint My Paint Using An RGB Colour Formula?

No, the main purpose of the RGB colour model is for the sensing, representation, and display of images in electronic systems, such as televisions and computers. However, if you know the RGB code, you can contact our customer service team at and ask them for the closest match. We always recommend purchasing a sample pot to try the recommended alternative on your wall or surface.

Can You Tint My Paint Using A Pantone Reference?

The Pantone system has been widely adopted by graphic designers and reproduction and printing houses. While we can match the majority of the range, matching some colours may be easier than it would be for others.

This is for several reasons: when converting a colour to an analogue paint as opposed to its digital format, we have to consider how the colour may look in direct lighting or from specific angles. For example, viewing reds at certain angles in abnormal bright lighting may give them more of an orange look, and similarly, brighter blues may look cyan, or white.

Manufacturing processes, paint capability limitations, may also change the final, or actual nature of some colours, and it isn't easy to compensate for that, and as such there are a lot of precautionary measures we try to take to ensure that paint colours we produce will line up with Pantone's original colour as closely as possible.

If you have the Pantone code, you can contact our customer service team at and ask them if your shade is possible. We always recommend purchasing a sample pot to try the recommended shade on your wall or surface.

Can I Still Order Colours That Are Not On The Colour Card?

At Tikkurila UK we never discontinue a colour, however, we will remove colours from the current colour card to make way for new shades. We keep all these colours archived. You can order archive colours by calling our Customer Services team on 0131 334 4999 or ordering as a bespoke shade online.

Can I Purchase Sample Pots In Any Finish?

You can buy sample pots (usually available in ¼ litre or ½ litre) in any of the Tikkurila colours (and many other ranges). They are available in a wide range of interior and exterior paints, lacquers and wood stains. Click here to see the full range available. Our durable matt emulsion, Optiva 5, is our most commonly selected sample pot.

What Colour Ranges Are Your Paints Available In?

Tikkurila is widening it's colour collection all the time, from its own collections, in addition to well-known collections such as RAL, NCS and British Standard. Request a free of charge colour card, order a fan deck or try Tikkurila Color Up! - our application to see how different colours change the look of your project. Browse the colour families here and don't forget all colours are available in sample pots to test in your home.

Do You Colour Match?

If you can't find what you are looking for from our vast range of colours, our state-of-the-art colour matching technology can match an infinite amount of colours, all from a small sample. We can colour match in a range of interior and exterior paints. You can even name your colour and save it on our system in case you ever need any more. Contact our team at for more information.

How Do I Order A Colour Match Online

Simply select type your chosen colour into the free text box on the product page. Our team will be in touch if it is not a shade we have the capability of matching.

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Use this calculator to work out your requirements, if you have any question please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than willing to help you.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.