Crown Paints puts colour in perspective with social housing sector guide

Crown Paints has produced a comprehensive guide to help specifiers get the best from colour for housing projects.

The ‘Housing Colour Book’ pulls together a wide-range of guidance, ideas and inspiration to make selecting shades easy and effective.

With a highly visual focus, the 56-page guide includes a range of useful features including a comprehensive colour library, which showcases a variety of palettes in different roomsets.

Information on choosing colour schemes to support visually impaired people, as well as people with dementia, is also included.

The guide is available for free download – along with a wide-range of other industry specific literature at Crown Paints’ Specification website,

Colour Specialist Jemma Saunders, works in Crown Paints’ Colour Services, which offers specialist advice for specifiers.

Jemma said:

“Colour is such an important design element in the social housing sector and this booklet has been developed as an essential guide for specifiers. It goes into the subject in-depth to present a complete picture to specifiers. For example, each room-set visualises at least 20 colour ways ranging from subtle neutrals through to rich, vivid options. These colours are applied within a variety of residential environments, featuring corridors, stairways, lift/lobby areas, a lounge and bedroom, to help specifiers relate to their own projects. The colour schemes also consider the needs and requirements of the visually impaired with sufficient tonal contrast between critical surfaces.”

Accessed through Crown Paints’ Specification Services team, the Colour Service is on hand to offer expert assistance to professional customers of Crown Paints.

The service includes bespoke colour cards, a colour library for social housing, and the development of individual colour schemes.

Interior schemes can also be completed using computer aided design, as well as face to face consultation, depending on the scale of the project.

For more details contact the Crown Paints’ Specification Team by calling 0845 034 1464, email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or visit the website at