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GoodHome emulsion paint buying guide

Bring your tired walls to life

It can be easy to get overwhelmed with the different types of paints available. But by choosing the right features for the right room, you can end up with the perfect finish that lasts longer. We’ll help you find out all you need to know with this handy guide.

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Choose the right paint for your needs

As well as helping you create the right mood and a quality finish, we understand that you want your walls to stand the test of time, so our team of experts have developed paints that meet the specific needs of different rooms in the home.

For bedrooms, we recommend wall and ceilings paint - ideal for general living spaces it offers good coverage and it's wipeable too, great for when those accidental spills or splashes occur. For hallways, we recommend our tough & durable durable paint - easy to clean, high opacity, ideal for high traffic areas. For living rooms, we recommend our ultra cover paint - ideal for general living spaces, has good opacity and is wipeable. For bathrooms, we recommend our bathroom paint - mould resistant, easy to clean, and stain resistant. For kitchens, we recommend our kitchen paint - grease resistant, easy to clean and stain resistant.

Check out the table below to compare our GoodHome paint ranges -

 

  GoodHome walls & ceilings GoodHome tough & durable GoodHome ultra cover GoodHome kitchen GoodHome bathroom
Number of coats 2* 1-2* 1* 2* 2*
Low odour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wipeable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washable No Yes No Yes Yes
Stain resistant No Yes No Yes Yes
Also suitable for wood & metal (with a suitable primer) No Yes No No No
Mould resistant No No No No Yes
Moisture resistant No No No Yes Yes
Grease resistant No No No Yes No
Minimal VOCs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Number of coats will vary depending on paint colour, surface condition and painting tools.

Choose the right colour for your room

Lighting can affect the way we perceive colour, whether it’s natural or artificial light. The size and number of windows, their directional placement, and seasonal light can all change how a colour can look. Here is some advice on what to be aware of when selecting colours for your home, depending on the direction your room is facing.

 

  North facing room South facing room West facing room East facing room
Type of light Cool light, all day Warm light, all day Cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon Warm in the morning, cool in the afternoon
Impact on colours Colours can look darker and greyer Colours can look brighter or washed out Colours will change throughout the day Colours will change throughout the day
Recommendations Warm tones e.g. toronto, sakai Cool fresh colours e.g. clontarf, whistler Warm neutrals e.g. santa fe, ottawa Cool and calm colours e.g. artane, toulon

 

What is Light Reflectance Value?

LRV (Light Reflectance Value) is a value of how much light a colour reflects or absorbs.

A colour with an LRV above 50 will reflect more light than it absorbs, so choose these colours to make the most of the light in your room. A colour with an LRV below 50 will absorb more light than it reflects creating a cosier atmosphere. For these colours you may want to think more about your lighting scheme to account for your darker colour choice.

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GoodHome walls and ceilings paint

Selecting the perfect colour can be a tough decision. We’ve carefully curated a collection of 60 beautiful colours, to make that choice simpler. Built to withstand daily life – our paints are durable and can easily be wiped clean, whilst keeping the colour intact.

All 60 colours are available in a matt finish in both our walls and ceilings and durable formulations, and also in a silk finish in our walls and ceilings formulation. Light reflectance values for each colour will be shown as a number between 0-100. The higher the number the more light the colour reflects.

GoodHome ultra cover

Our GoodHome ultra cover paint has been formulated to give you a beautiful finish with just one coat of paint. Thanks to it's high opacity you can get the perfect finish without the need for multiple coats. It is wipeable, contains minimal VOCs and has a low odour - perfect for general living areas such as your living room or bedroom.

GoodHome tough & durable

Our GoodHome tough & durable paint has our most hard-wearing formulation and excellent covering power. It is stain resistant and washable and so is ideal for hallways, stairwells and children’s bedrooms. It repels various liquids creating a beading effect, so splashes can be wiped off with ease. It can even be used on wood and metal with a suitable primer. Like all of our GoodHome paints it is low odour and water-based so cleaning up is easy.


Whites

north pole goodhomenorth pole goodhomenorth pole goodhomenorth pole goodhome
alberta goodhomealberta goodhomealberta goodhomealberta goodhome
ottawa goodhomeottawa goodhomeottawa goodhomeottawa goodhome
toronto goodhometoronto goodhometoronto goodhometoronto goodhome
valdez goodhomevaldez goodhomevaldez goodhomevaldez goodhome

Neutrals

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chiapas goodhomechiapas goodhomechiapas goodhomechiapas goodhome
goodhome san josegoodhome san josegoodhome san josegoodhome san jose
santa fe goodhomesanta fe goodhomesanta fe goodhomesanta fe goodhome
tijuana goodhometijuana goodhometijuana goodhometijuana goodhome

Greys

whistler goodhomewhistler goodhomewhistler goodhomewhistler goodhome
hempstead goodhomehempstead goodhomehempstead goodhomehempstead goodhome
hamptons goodhomehamptons goodhomehamptons goodhomehamptons goodhome
melville goodhomemelville goodhomemelville goodhomemelville goodhome
peoria goodhomepeoria goodhomepeoria goodhomepeoria goodhome
philadelphia goodhomephiladelphia goodhomephiladelphia goodhomephiladelphia goodhome
brooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhome
minneapolis goodhomeminneapolis goodhomeminneapolis goodhomeminneapolis goodhome
manhattan goodhomemanhattan goodhomemanhattan goodhomemanhattan goodhome
delaware goodhomedelaware goodhomedelaware goodhomedelaware goodhome
hamilton goodhomehamilton goodhomehamilton goodhomehamilton goodhome
princeton goodhomeprinceton goodhomeprinceton goodhomeprinceton goodhome
louisville goodhomelouisville goodhomelouisville goodhomelouisville goodhome
liberty goodhomeliberty goodhomeliberty goodhomeliberty goodhome

Blues

toulon goodhometoulon goodhometoulon goodhometoulon goodhome
frejus goodhomefrejus goodhomefrejus goodhomefrejus goodhome
lourmarin goodhomelourmarin goodhomelourmarin goodhomelourmarin goodhome
fayence goodhomefayence goodhomefayence goodhomefayence goodhome
monaco goodhomemonaco goodhomemonaco goodhomemonaco goodhome
nice goodhomenice goodhomenice goodhomenice goodhome
marseille goodhomemarseille goodhomemarseille goodhomemarseille goodhome
sainte-maxime goodhomesainte-maxime goodhomesainte-maxime goodhomesainte-maxime goodhome
saint-raphaël goodhomesaint-raphaël goodhomesaint-raphaël goodhomesaint-raphaël goodhome
antibes goodhomeantibes goodhomeantibes goodhomeantibes goodhome
valbonne goodhomevalbonne goodhomevalbonne goodhomevalbonne goodhome
vence goodhomevence goodhomevence goodhomevence goodhome

Greens

galway goodhomegalway goodhomegalway goodhomegalway goodhome
clontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhome
artane goodhomeartane goodhomeartane goodhomeartane goodhome
goodhome limerickgoodhome limerickgoodhome limerickgoodhome limerick
goodhome carlowgoodhome carlowgoodhome carlowgoodhome carlow
goodhome kilkennygoodhome kilkennygoodhome kilkennygoodhome kilkenny
edenberry goodhomeedenberry goodhomeedenberry goodhomeedenberry goodhome
milltown goodhomemilltown goodhomemilltown goodhomemilltown goodhome
ballina goodhomeballina goodhomeballina goodhomeballina goodhome
bantry goodhomebantry goodhomebantry goodhomebantry goodhome

Pinks, purples and reds

kyoto goodhomekyoto goodhomekyoto goodhomekyoto goodhome
isumi goodhomeisumi goodhomeisumi goodhomeisumi goodhome
sakai goodhomesakai goodhomesakai goodhomesakai goodhome
hyogo goodhomehyogo goodhomehyogo goodhomehyogo goodhome
hokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhome
morioka goodhomemorioka goodhomemorioka goodhomemorioka goodhome
himonya goodhomehimonya goodhomehimonya goodhomehimonya goodhome
fulham goodhomefulham goodhomefulham goodhomefulham goodhome
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shizuoka goodhomeshizuoka goodhomeshizuoka goodhomeshizuoka goodhome

Yellows and oranges

andalusia goodhomeandalusia goodhomeandalusia goodhomeandalusia goodhome
gran via goodhomegran via goodhomegran via goodhomegran via goodhome
chueca goodhomechueca goodhomechueca goodhomechueca goodhome
valencia goodhomevalencia goodhomevalencia goodhomevalencia goodhome

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GoodHome kitchen paint

Specifically formulated for hot and bustling environments, our kitchen paints are grease and stain resistant, making it easy to keep your walls squeaky clean. We have carefully selected key colours from our walls & ceilings palette to complement our most popular kitchens. Kitchens see frequent use, and the combination of steam, condensation, cooking grease and stains can potentially damage painted walls.

Our experts have developed a greaseproof formulation, that resists everyday cooking stains, whilst being washable without colour fading over time. GoodHome kitchen paint is ideal for refreshing the walls and ceilings of a kitchen with a smooth matt finish. Its washable, grease resistant and stain resistant meaning the paint will stay looking fresher for longer.

Kitchen paint

north pole kitchen goodhomenorth pole kitchen goodhomenorth pole kitchen goodhomenorth pole kitchen goodhome
alberta kitchen goodhomealberta kitchen goodhomealberta kitchen goodhomealberta kitchen goodhome
ottawa kitchen goodhomeottawa kitchen goodhomeottawa kitchen goodhomeottawa kitchen goodhome
whistler kitchen goodhomewhistler kitchen goodhomewhistler kitchen goodhomewhistler kitchen goodhome
hempstead kitchen goodhomehempstead kitchen goodhomehempstead kitchen goodhomehempstead kitchen goodhome
cancun kitchen goodhomecancun kitchen goodhomecancun kitchen goodhomecancun kitchen goodhome
tijuana kitchen goodhometijuana kitchen goodhometijuana kitchen goodhometijuana kitchen goodhome
chueca kitchen goodhomechueca kitchen goodhomechueca kitchen goodhomechueca kitchen goodhome
hamptons kitchen goodhomehamptons kitchen goodhomehamptons kitchen goodhomehamptons kitchen goodhome
melville kitchen goodhomemelville kitchen goodhomemelville kitchen goodhomemelville kitchen goodhome
brooklyn kitchen goodhomebrooklyn kitchen goodhomebrooklyn kitchen goodhomebrooklyn kitchen goodhome
delaware kitchen goodhomedelaware kitchen goodhomedelaware kitchen goodhomedelaware kitchen goodhome
hamilton kitchen goodhomehamilton kitchen goodhomehamilton kitchen goodhomehamilton kitchen goodhome
princeton kitchen goodhomeprinceton kitchen goodhomeprinceton kitchen goodhomeprinceton kitchen goodhome
liberty kitchen goodhomeliberty kitchen goodhomeliberty kitchen goodhomeliberty kitchen goodhome
limerick kitchen goodhomelimerick kitchen goodhomelimerick kitchen goodhomelimerick kitchen goodhome
artane kitchen goodhomeartane kitchen goodhomeartane kitchen goodhomeartane kitchen goodhome
milltown goodhome kitchenmilltown goodhome kitchenmilltown goodhome kitchenmilltown goodhome kitchen
monaco kitchen goodhomemonaco kitchen goodhomemonaco kitchen goodhomemonaco kitchen goodhome
antibes goodhome kitchenantibes goodhome kitchenantibes goodhome kitchenantibes goodhome kitchen

GoodHome bathroom paint

From morning rush to evening relax, our bathroom paints are made to resist moisture and mould, and keep your bathroom looking fresh. We have carefully selected key colours from our walls and ceilings palette to complement our most popular bathrooms. Bathrooms are used often, and have to contend with steam, condensation, mould and mildew. Our experts have formulated our bathroom paints to withstand steam, moisture, and mould so you can be sure your bathroom stays looking as good as new.

GoodHome bathroom paint is ideal for refreshing the walls and ceilings of a bathroom. It’s washable, stain resistant and mould resistant, to keep the walls looking fresher for longer.

Bathroom paint

north pole bathroom goodhomenorth pole bathroom goodhomenorth pole bathroom goodhomenorth pole bathroom goodhome
alberta bathroom goodhomealberta bathroom goodhomealberta bathroom goodhomealberta bathroom goodhome
ottawa bathroom goodhomeottawa bathroom goodhomeottawa bathroom goodhomeottawa bathroom goodhome
whistler goodhome bathroomwhistler goodhome bathroomwhistler goodhome bathroomwhistler goodhome bathroom
hempstead bathroom goodhomehempstead bathroom goodhomehempstead bathroom goodhomehempstead bathroom goodhome
goodhome toronto bathroomgoodhome toronto bathroomgoodhome toronto bathroomgoodhome toronto bathroom
cancun goodhome bathroomcancun goodhome bathroomcancun goodhome bathroomcancun goodhome bathroom
goodhome hamptons bathroomgoodhome hamptons bathroomgoodhome hamptons bathroomgoodhome hamptons bathroom
melville bathroom goodhomemelville bathroom goodhomemelville bathroom goodhomemelville bathroom goodhome
brookly bathroom goodhomebrookly bathroom goodhomebrookly bathroom goodhomebrookly bathroom goodhome
delaware bathroom goodhomedelaware bathroom goodhomedelaware bathroom goodhomedelaware bathroom goodhome
hamilton bathroom goodhomehamilton bathroom goodhomehamilton bathroom goodhomehamilton bathroom goodhome
clontarf bathroom goodhomeclontarf bathroom goodhomeclontarf bathroom goodhomeclontarf bathroom goodhome
galway bathroom goodhomegalway bathroom goodhomegalway bathroom goodhomegalway bathroom goodhome
kilkenny bathroom goodhomekilkenny bathroom goodhomekilkenny bathroom goodhomekilkenny bathroom goodhome
toulon goodhome bathroomtoulon goodhome bathroomtoulon goodhome bathroomtoulon goodhome bathroom
monaco goodhome bathroommonaco goodhome bathroommonaco goodhome bathroommonaco goodhome bathroom
nice goodhome bathroomnice goodhome bathroomnice goodhome bathroomnice goodhome bathroom
marseille goodhome bathroommarseille goodhome bathroommarseille goodhome bathroommarseille goodhome bathroom
vence bathroom goodhomevence bathroom goodhomevence bathroom goodhomevence bathroom goodhome

GoodHome glitter effect paint

Make your walls stand out with glitter paints that’ll bring a sparkle to your eyes. You can even find the matching shade in our colour paint range to add the final touches. Available in 15 stunning colours.

GoodHome metallic effect paint

Make light bounce off walls with our bold metallics. The perfect choice for accent walls, your room will softly glow. Available in 3 colours; santa cruz, coachella and beverly hills.

Glitter effect

glitter hamptons goodhomeglitter hamptons goodhomeglitter hamptons goodhomeglitter hamptons goodhome
glitter kyoto goodhomeglitter kyoto goodhomeglitter kyoto goodhomeglitter kyoto goodhome
glitter isumi goodhomeglitter isumi goodhomeglitter isumi goodhomeglitter isumi goodhome
glitter sakai goodhomeglitter sakai goodhomeglitter sakai goodhomeglitter sakai goodhome
glitter hyogo goodhomeglitter hyogo goodhomeglitter hyogo goodhomeglitter hyogo goodhome
glitter hokkaido goodhomeglitter hokkaido goodhomeglitter hokkaido goodhomeglitter hokkaido goodhome
toulon glitter goodhometoulon glitter goodhometoulon glitter goodhometoulon glitter goodhome
glitter clontarf goodhomeglitter clontarf goodhomeglitter clontarf goodhomeglitter clontarf goodhome
glitter tijuana goodhomeglitter tijuana goodhomeglitter tijuana goodhomeglitter tijuana goodhome
glitter brooklyn goodhomeglitter brooklyn goodhomeglitter brooklyn goodhomeglitter brooklyn goodhome
glitter delaware goodhomeglitter delaware goodhomeglitter delaware goodhomeglitter delaware goodhome
glitter limerick goodhomeglitter limerick goodhomeglitter limerick goodhomeglitter limerick goodhome
glitter antibes goodhomeglitter antibes goodhomeglitter antibes goodhomeglitter antibes goodhome
glitter vence goodhomeglitter vence goodhomeglitter vence goodhomeglitter vence goodhome
glitter liberty goodhomeglitter liberty goodhomeglitter liberty goodhomeglitter liberty goodhome

Metallic effect

santa cruz goodhomesanta cruz goodhomesanta cruz goodhomesanta cruz goodhome
coachella goodhomecoachella goodhomecoachella goodhomecoachella goodhome
beverly hills goodhomebeverly hills goodhomebeverly hills goodhomebeverly hills goodhome
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GoodHome interior wood & metal paint

Our interior wood & metal paints come in 25 colours and three finishes; eggshell, satin or gloss to suit the level of sheen you want to achieve. We have a wide range of paints to suit your project. You can use wood & metal paint are suitable for use on stair bannisters, door & door frames, window frames, skirtings & mouldings.

 

  GoodHome wood & metal interior paint GoodHome durable wood & metal interior paint
Number of coats 2* 1-2*
Scuff resistant Good Excellent
Stain resistant Good Excellent
Non-yellowing Yes Yes
Low odour Yes Yes
Pure brilliant white Yes Yes
Available in 25 colours Yes No
Extra hard-wearing No Yes

*Number of coats will vary depending on paint colour, surface condition and painting tools.

Interior wood & metal paint

north pole goodhomenorth pole goodhomenorth pole goodhomenorth pole goodhome
alberta goodhomealberta goodhomealberta goodhomealberta goodhome
ottawa goodhomeottawa goodhomeottawa goodhomeottawa goodhome
toronto goodhometoronto goodhometoronto goodhometoronto goodhome
cancun goodhomecancun goodhomecancun goodhomecancun goodhome
tijuana goodhometijuana goodhometijuana goodhometijuana goodhome
caracas goodhomecaracas goodhomecaracas goodhomecaracas goodhome
santa domingo goodhomesanta domingo goodhomesanta domingo goodhomesanta domingo goodhome
bogotá goodhomebogotá goodhomebogotá goodhomebogotá goodhome
hamptons goodhomehamptons goodhomehamptons goodhomehamptons goodhome
brooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhomebrooklyn goodhome
delaware goodhomedelaware goodhomedelaware goodhomedelaware goodhome
princeton goodhomeprinceton goodhomeprinceton goodhomeprinceton goodhome
liberty goodhomeliberty goodhomeliberty goodhomeliberty goodhome
melville goodhomemelville goodhomemelville goodhomemelville goodhome
toulon goodhometoulon goodhometoulon goodhometoulon goodhome
marseille goodhomemarseille goodhomemarseille goodhomemarseille goodhome
vence goodhomevence goodhomevence goodhomevence goodhome
greenhills goodhomegreenhills goodhomegreenhills goodhomegreenhills goodhome
limerick goodhomelimerick goodhomelimerick goodhomelimerick goodhome
clontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhomeclontarf goodhome
hyogo goodhomehyogo goodhomehyogo goodhomehyogo goodhome
fulham goodhomefulham goodhomefulham goodhomefulham goodhome
chueca goodhomechueca goodhomechueca goodhomechueca goodhome
hokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhomehokkaido goodhome