Why Does the Fabric Swatch I Received Look Different in Colour Compared to Online?

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When selecting fabric or leather swatches online from our King Living Showroom, it's important to remember that the colour and texture you see on your screen might not exactly match the physical swatch you receive. There are a few reasons for this discrepancy, and understanding them can help set the right expectations.

The Challenge of Digital Displays

1. Variations in Screen Settings and Technologies

Different devices use various technologies and settings for their displays, which can alter the appearance of colours. For instance, an OLED screen on a smartphone might show more vibrant colors compared to an LCD monitor. Furthermore, individual settings like brightness, contrast, and color balance can further change how a colour looks on screen.

2. Color Calibration

Not all screens are calibrated the same way. Professional designers and photographers often calibrate their monitors for colour accuracy, but most consumer-grade screens are not precisely calibrated, leading to variations in colour perception.

3. Colour Representation

Digital screens use a combination of red, green, and blue (RGB) light to create colours, which can differ from how colours are mixed in physical fabrics. Some hues might be more challenging to represent accurately on screen than others, particularly subtle tones.

Obtaining a True Representation

To ensure you get the most accurate representation of your selected fabric or leather swatch, we recommend the following:

1. Visit a King Living Showroom

Seeing and touching the actual material in one of our showrooms is the best way to understand its true color and texture. Our staff can also provide guidance and answer any questions you might have.

2. Order a Physical Swatch

If visiting a showroom isn't possible, you can order a physical swatch online here. Holding the actual fabric or leather in your hands, under different lighting conditions, will give you a more accurate idea of how it will look in your space.

3. Consider Lighting Conditions

Remember that lighting in your home can also affect how a fabric color appears. Viewing your swatch in the area where the furniture will be placed, under both artificial and natural light, can provide a better sense of the colour.

While we strive to accurately represent our fabric and leather options online, variations in digital displays and settings mean that the most reliable way to choose your material is by viewing a physical sample. By visiting a showroom or ordering a swatch to your home, you can make your selection with confidence, knowing exactly how it will look and feel.







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