How to Choose the Color of Microcement?
How to Choose the Color of Microcement?
Experienced interior designers and painters often say, "There are no bad colors, only colors that don't match well". Different colors can express different spatial temperament. If the color selection in the early stage is not good, the effect in the later stage will be greatly reduced.
Commonly used Pantone color cards in the market
Today, the editor of G.SB will introduce the color system of micro-cement to you, and illustrate it through some practical cases-how to choose the color of micro-cement?
What are the standard colors of micro cement?
Each company's microcement has a comprehensive and advanced color system. There are a variety of standard colors to choose from, not only classic cement gray, but also different shades of white, cool and warm colors, a total of 150 colors. White is the primary color of microcement, which is better than natural simplicity, classic and versatile, and timeless.
It doesn't seem to be eye-catching, but it can also create stunning effects when used in a large area. When you think of cement, you must think of gray, usually four series of standard gray, deep sea gray, navy gray, and dust gray. Standard gray is relatively pure, with light and dark changes, and 16 kinds of light and dark changes meet the needs of most spaces.
The dust is cool and clean, the navy gray and the deep sea gray are slightly warmer. Although they are all gray, their temperament is not the same. Properly matched gray creates a high-level and simple effect, which better brings out the local bright color. The color series with Morandi's temperament can provide designers with more matching inspiration.
How to choose a suitable color according to the scene?
Micro-cement is used in a wide range of scenarios. Home decoration pursues warmth and comfort, office space pursues efficiency and simplicity, and commercial space pursues novelty and dazzling beauty. But no matter what kind of space, you can find a unique color that suits you.
Here are some practical cases for you:
In the jasmine green tea shop, the warm apricot yellow and fresh grass green of micro-cement echo with the log decoration, reflecting the natural growth and leisure theme of the tea shop.
In the white space wedding experience hall, the cold gray micro-cement in the whole house creates a holy and pure texture, removes too much decoration, highlights the couple and wedding dress, and echoes the theme of "leave blank for love".
In the Mace Bar, the dark brown micro-cement wall and the dark red floor reflect the radiance of the metal luster and the clear texture of the glass, creating a unique space atmosphere with intertwined urban nights.
In the office of the building, the light color in the whole body makes the visual impression of the space more spacious, so that the office can also become a livable and comfortable space embellishment. As a home decoration, Weiwo Microcement also has a unique color performance, which reduces the interference of excessive background decoration on the TV screen, and uses the natural and simple cement texture as the decorative effect, which is warm and comfortable.
How to choose a color according to the temperament of the home owner?
The choice of color should not only conform to the function of the space, but also be related to the temperament of the users of the space. The diverse colors of Micro-Wo Micro-cement make the space seem to have character and become the externalization of your temperament. - light, low-saturated warm colors are gentle and friendly.
The combination of gray and white makes it feel more cold and detached, and it is independent from the world.
Or cold and sharp, deep and not gloomy.
Or warm but not kitsch, bright and flamboyant, which It can also be refreshing and healing, peaceful and more natural. All of the above color cards are standard color numbers, which are good for large-scale use, attractive and versatile.
You can choose the color matching for your own world and wall according to your personal situation and actual needs. Of course, in addition to the standard color card, almost all micro-cement color systems also support reasonable color matching based on the owner's individual needs or the actual situation on the site, so that your space will never "collide", and it will be a unique style.
How to avoid chromatic aberration with microcement?
If we are choosing the color of micro-cement, if the selected micro-cement color number is different from the actual color of the wall, how can we understand, deal with, and solve the problem of color difference of micro-cement?
The color difference caused by the microcement itself is probably attributable to two reasons: service reasons and material characteristics reasons.
Reason for Service
In the process of color selection in the early stage, there may be situations such as poor communication and mistakes in sales staff records. In the later manual color matching, there may also be some technical problems such as color number comparison or deployment errors. This type of error is very common. It is recommended that when choosing a microcement brand, you should look for a regular and high-quality business.
Nowadays, the more famous domestic and foreign microcement brands, in fact, they have been committed to providing better services to customers, and constantly optimize the service process to minimize the possibility of similar problems.
Manual errors are excluded. If the color difference problem still exists, it is necessary to check whether this is caused by the characteristics of the cement-based material itself. The color performance of cement materials is unstable to a certain extent, and it may cause an alkalization reaction when encountering water and moisture, resulting in a change in the depth of the color. Therefore, it is necessary to check in strict accordance with the inspection standards of the micro-fertile base. If the conditions are not met, the base must be rectified before the construction of the micro-cement can begin.
After eliminating the above problems, if there is still a chromatic aberration, you can consider whether the cause comes from other than microcement. Sometimes, chromatic aberration is not because of the wrong color or the material itself, but because of the light factor. It is very likely that when choosing colors, in a physical experience store or exhibition hall, the indoor lighting is cold or lacks natural light. In this case, the color selected in this case may feel different when brought to different lighting environments.
Even if it is the same model and the same space, the light on sunny days and cloudy days, morning and afternoon are different, and the color feeling is different. In fact, even if the exact same color is displayed on small color blocks, templates and large areas of walls, there will be subtle differences in the color experience. After soft loading, because different colors will affect each other after being matched, the subjective feelings of people are also different.
The way to avoid chromatic aberration is: live color matching
Q: Since so many factors may affect the color selection of microcement, is there a way to minimize the color difference?
A: The correct answer is live color testing.
The on-site color test refers to the start of the on-site construction and the completion of the first surface layer of micro-cement, selecting a non-key area and rolling a small area of cover to observe and feel the color presented.
House owners, designers and corresponding sales managers need to be on site with the micro-cement construction personnel to confirm whether the color presented in this link is ideal. This is a process of communication and feeling. As long as the expression of opinions and the adjustment of colors in this step are carried out smoothly, the final effect can be guaranteed without errors and all parties are satisfied.
If there is a difference in shades of color, adjust the amount of color paste added before the second application of the microcement surface layer; if there is a difference in hue, you can contact the seller to discuss adjustments until the on-site color achieves customer satisfaction.
In the real scene and light of the project, the color at this time is the most realistic and reliable. On-site color grading is therefore more accurate and simpler than multiple comparisons of prototyping, and it also reduces proofing cycle times.
Scientific understanding and coping with color difference
There are many reasons for chromatic aberration, some of which really need to be investigated and solved, and some may just be subjective feelings caused by the combination of light and color. How to distinguish these two cases?
Under normal circumstances, when the color difference is so serious that more than one color number can be found by many people, this is often caused by human factors. At this time, you can contact the sales manager of the Wewo team to help you one by one. Investigate the cause of chromatic aberration, so as to deal with and solve it.
But when the chromatic aberration is not serious (within 95%), and human error is ruled out, and the color seems to be different from the one selected at the time, you can consider whether it is caused by factors such as light and subjective perception. In response to such a situation, we can also try to change the absolute perception of color.
In the vast world, the light and shadow are colorful, and the natural colors flow between the morning light and the sunset. It is the ambiguity of color that gave birth to the artistic works of Monet and Renoir. Perhaps we should also relax our hearts and feel the beautiful colors in the flow with an open attitude.
Top tips: How to perform microcement base inspection?
Whether the surface layer of microcement is durable is closely related to the quality of its base layer. A flat base with good hardness, straight yin and yang angles, and suitable humidity can help the landing effect of microcement and the durability in the later stage.
Many micro-cement rollovers are some of the problems in the treatment of the base layer, such as serious yin and yang color, small holes on the surface, insufficient hardness, and even cracking, which may be caused by the failure of the base layer to deal with it.
Paying attention to grassroots treatment can reduce the factors that cause rework in the later stage, and can also reduce the cost and time consumption of the owner. Therefore, it is very important to deal with the problem at the grassroots level.
How to carry out basic inspection?
Professional micro-cement construction has strict grassroots testing standards. The well-known local construction team in China divides the testing standards of microcement into five main aspects: hardness, flatness, humidity, crack resistance, and waterproofing.
When testing the base layer, Microwo Microcement will carry out strict testing according to the following standards. The hardness requires the hardness of the base layer to reach the C30 standard, and the combination is better, and there should be no delamination and hollowing.
Testing with Concrete Hammer
The flatness requires testing the flatness of the wall and the ground, the horizontal and verticality of the yin and yang angles, which affects whether the yin and yang angles can be straight and beautiful after the completion of the micro-cement construction in the future.
The degree of deviation of the wall needs to be less than 3mm
More than 3mm need trimming
Humidity requires detection of the moisture content of the substrate (not more than 10%). Moisture content detection is very important, because the wet base layer will accelerate the alkalization reaction of microcement, which may cause uneven color, yin and yang color after completion, so this must be avoided.
Anti-crack treatment is also very important, and it is required to fill and repair the joints according to the corresponding solutions for various base layers, which is to further eliminate the hidden danger of causing the microcement of the surface layer to be pulled by the base layer.
In addition, in areas wading in water such as bathrooms, kitchens, balconies, basements, swimming pools, etc., it is also necessary to check whether professional waterproofing has been done - generally speaking, it is not recommended to use self-leveling for leveling. The self-leveling material itself is relatively thin, which is prone to problems such as cracking and delamination, and its hardness as the base layer is not enough, which may affect the durability of the surface layer microcement.
However, if you have already done self-leveling and leveling, don't worry too much. The professional micro-cement construction team can enhance its hardness through some special treatments before construction. There are many things to pay attention to in the treatment of microcement at the base layer. Different base material and different areas of use also have a series of different treatment methods and precautions.