Shepherd's Home Hardware is well known throughout the Okanagan Valley for quality of Service. We put that same quality into the hardware we use to get you the exact colours you are looking for in our Paint Department!

We have 2 state of the art Paint Stations with the latest high tech hardware and software to find you the colour you're looking for, whether it is in one of our New Colour Collections or using one of our Photospectrometres to get you an exact match off of a product you bring in (Paint Sample, clothing, fruit, just about anything!)

Come in and see us about all of your decorating needs. Whether you are updating the colours in your home, building an addition or starting from scratch, we can help you get the best coatings at the best price!
Acrylic/Alkyd Solid Stain

LOW V.O.C Acrylic Modified Resin
Ensures Long Lasting Protection
Start & Finish in the same day
Quality Guaranteed

$36.99 /3.64L
Chalkboard Paint

Create a writable/erasable surface
Perfect surface for chalk writing on walls,
doors, tables, flower pots and more!

$21.99 /911ml
Designer Suede Paint

Interior. Paint & Primer in One.
100% Acrylic. Superior adhesion.
Suede finish. Long lasting colour.
Anti-scuff even in high traffic areas

Reg $59.99 EDLP $48.97ea
Buy any 6 Cans of Beauti-tone Designers Series, Signature Series, or Natura Paint and get the 7th can FREE!

Your 7th Can can be any of the choices listed above!

This is ongoing and is tracked at the store so there is no card to carry!

See instore for details or ask any of our Paint Consultants!
The Colour Wheel

Let’s revisit one of the most basic concepts: the colour wheel. You’re probably familiar with this, whether it’s from elementary school or from studying design. The colour wheel on the left is divided up into 12 different colour hues. These include primary colours (like red, blue and yellow), secondary colours which are made up of a mixture of primary colours (like green, orange and violet) and also tertiary colours. Using this colour wheel, we can mix hues to create new ones, and also combine different hues to create colour schemes.
Colour Terminology

When it comes to the chromatic world, there’s a handful of unique terms. Being well-versed in the vocabulary will help you out.

Hue is another name for colour. Like red, or orange. Often when we use colour, we really mean hue.

Saturation is the relative strength or weakness of a colour. Colours in a film for instance, can be saturated like the ones below:
Or, they can be desaturated, like the following:
A Shade is made by adding varying amounts of black to a pure hue. Maroon for instance, is a shade of red.

While a
Tint is made by adding varying amounts of white. As you might guess then, pink is a tint of red.
The Psychology of Colour

Red is the most passionate of all colours. It’s linked to impulse and excitement and works well when associated with food and fun. Blue, on the other hand, is a little calmer. It conjures up cleanliness, knowledge and precision. The boldness of yellow ties in nicely with sport, leisure and kid’s products. Finally, green is suitable for imagery associated with the environment and nature.

Colours can be termed “hot”, like orange and red, which are associated with action and emotion. Or they can be “cool”, which connotes water and sky and is a little more relaxed. Warm colours assault the senses, advancing towards the viewer or “popping” as they say. Cooler colours sit back a little and play it, well, yep... cool.

From there, we can mix it up, creating infinite variations of colour combinations in order to create the outcome we want.
Monochromatic Color Combinations

A monochromatic color scheme is a color scheme that is just made up of one color (or hue). They’ll include different variations of the one hue. Like a red, a slightly darker red, and then an even darker shade. It’s a color combo that’s easy to create, and is a good place to start if you’re a beginner designer as it’s difficult to make anything that’s too jarring. Monochromatic color combinations can go well when accenting a predominantly black or white site or layout. But they can also be a little dull.

Complementary Colour Combinations

The next kind of color combination you can make is one that’s complementary. This is made up of colours that sit directly across from each other on our colour wheel. Like red with green, or blue with yellow. Complementary colour schemes can be seen in nature, like the picturesque beauty of a purple lilac against a green leafy background. They work well when you’re driving for a bold, high contrast look that stands out. It’s best used in small doses like as a heading or a key visual, and avoided for things like body copy.

Examples below:
Analogous Colour Combinations

Analogous colour schemes are built from hues that sit side by side on the colour wheel. Like teal and army green. Or orange and red. They feel harmonious and make for client and eye-pleasing designs. Try starting with one primary analogous colour as a base, and then pick your palette from there. Also, be sure your colour choices have enough contrast to avoid everything washing together.

Examples below:
Split Complementary

A split-complementary colour combination involves a base colour and its two neighbors on the colour wheel. It makes for harmonious colour combos, but because the colours aren’t as far away from each other, feels less bold or tense.
Triad Colour Combinations

A triadic colour combination uses colours that are equidistant around the colour wheel. Because of the higher number of hues involved, triadic combos can be bold and vibrant, or cool and calm, depending on the ingredients.

Examples below: