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Choosing the Perfect Colour for Your Tube Amplifier

When it comes to owning a truly unique and customized tube amplifier, English Acoustics stands out as a pioneer in offering a myriad of colour options. If you're looking to adorn your amplifier with a hue that resonates with your individual style, there are several essential considerations to keep in mind.

Automotive Colours and their Dynamics

We're proud to offer the flexibility of mixing and spraying nearly any automotive colour, provided we have the accurate paint code. It's important to remember that automotive colours exhibit their most vibrant shades under sunlight. However, indoors, the same colour might appear darker, so prepare for this variation in lighting.

Matte Lacquer and Its Care

Opting for a matte lacquer finish offers a distinct look, but it requires special care. It's crucial to avoid polishing or rubbing the matte finish, as doing so can result in irreversible damage. Be aware that this type of damage won't be covered under warranty, so handle your amplifier with care.

Custom Metallic and Pearl Finishes

English Acoustics goes beyond standard colours. We can mix paints to create custom metallic or pearl finishes that match your specific requirements. While this may involve an additional cost, we're here to provide you with guidance and information beforehand. This process entails transforming a flat paint into a stunning metallic or pearl finish using an appropriate lacquer.

Exploring RAL Codes and Pantones

While we're able to match colours based on RAL codes or Pantones, it's essential to note that the range of available shades is somewhat limited. Keep in mind that not all codes can be accurately painted, so it's a good idea to consult with us to confirm colour options.

The Fascinating World of "Flip Paint" Effects

If you're intrigued by dynamic colours that change based on viewing angle, exploring "flip paint" effects is a fantastic option. Brands like "Chromacoat" offer a captivating range of these effects. To get a better understanding of how they work, check out resources like specialistpaints, HouseofKolor  and find captivating videos on YouTube.

Matching Your Car's Colour

For those seeking a truly personalized touch, we can mix paint based on the colour of your car. If you have your car's paint code, often found on a "boiler plate" under the bonnet, we can accurately match that shade. If you're unable to locate the code, simply provide us with the make, model, and a description or photo of your car's colour, and we can usually identify the code for you.

At English Acoustics, we take immense pride in offering you the opportunity to express your individuality through our amplifiers. Your choice of colour is a reflection of your personal style and taste, and we're here to guide you through the process. Whether you're drawn to bold automotive shades, intricate flip paint effects, or custom finishes, we're dedicated to crafting an amplifier that truly speaks to you.


Get ready to witness the transformation of your amplifier into a true work of art that harmonizes with your distinct style.

Customer Colour Choice Testimonials and Reactions

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Emma S - Braeburn Orange

Choosing my amplifier's colour was an exhilarating experience. English Acoustics' wide range of options allowed me to match it perfectly with my room's décor. When it arrived, I was absolutely thrilled – it's like a piece of art that complements my space beautifully." - Emma S.
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