[ kroh-muh ] noun
CHROMA is the purity of a colour which is free of white or grey. Intensity or quality of distinctive hue and saturation of a colour.

[ kuhl-er ] noun
COLOUR is the general term we use to describe every hue, tint, tone or shade we see.


[ kuhl-er ] noun
COLOUR is the general term we use to describe every hue, tint, tone or shade we see.

[ hyoo or, often, yoo ] noun
The difference between hue and colour is that HUE refers to the dominant colour family of the specific colour we’re looking at. It describes the pure colour that is found on the colour wheel that has had nothing added to it, for example red or green. white, black and grey are not referred to as hue’s.


[ sheyd ] noun
SHADES are created when black is added to any hue found on the colour wheel. This process darkens the hue and creates a more intense colour.

[ val-yoo ] noun
VALUE refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour. It indicates the quantity of light reflected in a colour. When referring to pigments, dark values with black added will change and/or adjust the SHADE/S of any given hue.


[ tint ] noun
Light values with pigment added are called TINTS of the hue name. A tint is a mixture of a colour with white, which reduces the darkness of the colour, while a shade is a mixture with black, which increases darkness. This process lightens and de-saturates the hue


[ dep-th ] noun
DEPTH is the apparent distance from front to back or near too far. Paint colours are an excellent way to create the illusion of depth in a room.

[ tohn ] noun
A TONE is created when grey is added to a colour. The final tone depends on the amount of black and white added. The tones are lighter or darker than the original hue.

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"Colour is to the eye what music is to the ear" Louis Comfort Tiffany


A little blurb about myself

Hi, my name is Claire Bond. I am a Colour Specialist working as a project manager and contractor in the Knysna area. My focus is mainly on paint and general surface treatment; however, I have worked in the interiors industry for many years and collaborated with several designers on many interior projects.

I absolutely love what I do! My passion for colour, paint and all surface treatments know no bounds and I love to share what I have learnt along the way.

I have an unquenchable desire to re-look and rework what we already have rather than replacing it with something new. In fact, this is a vital aspect of my business practice.
I believe paint and colour can make change easy and affordably attainable!

My love and knowledge of colour goes far deeper than what’s on trend. It is the meanings that colour holds for each of us and the emotions that they make us feel; it is the how you combine colours into a harmonious palette; with the understanding that light and the environment affect and impact your colour in a space.

Colour is intertwined in all aspects of design and our lives. Whether you believe in colour psychology or not there is no doubt colour affects us one way or another. It influences our well-being, our emotional state, how we feel about ourselves and our
surroundings and how we interact with a space.

Newton believed; in simple terms, colour is a human perception that is not absolute. It is my passion to unpack this notion; and my desire to merge my knowledge of colour and the industry with my client’s needs and preference.

Recently I have joined Blackboard Jungle Bespoke Rugs, besides being an extension of what I already do it has opened many new and exciting doors for me.

My recent move from my busy city life in Johannesburg to the beautiful Knysna area invites an exciting new chapter for me!

If you’d like to read a little more about my journey Living in Colour click here.

I look forward to making new collaborative connections.

Yours in Colour

"Colours, like your facial expression, follow the change of emotions," Pablo Picasso


+27 83 274 6354

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