Choosing the Right Coloured Acrylic for Your Project

Choosing the Right Coloured Acrylic for Your Project

Coloured acrylic is suitable for a huge range of projects. Due to its high quality and excellent value, it has become increasingly popular in recent years. The most common use of acrylic sheets is for bathroom and kitchen splashbacks. However it is suitable for a wide variety of projects.

It comes in amazing colours and stunning finishes, so you can tailor the type of acrylic to your specific needs. You may be looking for a fluorescent acrylic to add a burst of colour with a kitchen splashback. Or perhaps you’re after a frosted acrylic to add privacy to a bathroom window. Whatever your needs, we guarantee the right coloured acrylic for your project exists.

Types of Acrylic

There are so many different types of acrylics available to add colour and texture to any commercial or home project. Choosing the right style depends on your personal style and the individual project. 


Colour is obviously an important decision when it comes to any project. It can compliment an existing tone or to create a new feature. Coloured acrylic is available in a huge range of colours and beautiful finishes, so deciding on the perfect colour is part of the fun. Put your stamp on the project and choose between a standard smooth or textured finish. 


Each type of acrylic is available in a number of thicknesses. These range from 2mm-20mm depending on how sturdy it needs to be for your acrylic project. Thinner works well for secondary glazing where thicker is best for custom furniture. The great thing about coloured acrylic is that it’s stronger than glass, less than half the weight and is extremely versatile.

Coloured Acrylic Projects

As it is impact resistant and easy to clean, coloured acrylic is an ideal choice for the majority of applications. The following is a list of easy projects using different types of acrylics:

Kitchen Splashbacks

Gloss acrylic is an extremely versatile and popular choice for acrylic projects, not least for the huge variety of colours it comes in. Popular for kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, coloured acrylic splashbacks boast low moisture absorption qualities, high resistance to chemicals and easy cleaning.

Bespoke Furniture

Neutral acrylic is a simple way to add elegance to any space. When used to create bespoke furniture such as a display case or storage unit, it adds style and sophistication to your home decor.

Secondary Glazing

Frosted acrylic features a matte finish which reduces reflection and reduces transparency. This makes it perfect for projects which require privacy, such as adding to your bathroom window. 

What’s more, secondary glazing works as an insulating layer. When installed over existing windows it creates the same effect as a double glazed window. This increases heat retention, outdoor sound reduction and reduces condensation.

Window Coverings

If you’ve been looking for a unique way to add some bold colour to your home, make a feature out of your door or window by adding a diy faux stained glass window using tinted acrylic as a window covering. 

How to choose the right coloured acrylic 

There are many considerations to take into account when choosing coloured acrylic for your project. Whether you need acrylic sheets cut to size or sheets for your DIY acrylic projects, you’ll find the solution here at Sheet Plastics. 

It’s many popular applications include:

  • Splashbacks
  • Signage
  • DIY projects
  • Display cases
  • Furniture
  • Point of sale displays
  • Secondary window glazing
  • Boat and motorcycle windows
  • Exhibition stands

To find the right coloured acrylic for your project, take a look at our extensive range online or contact us to speak to our coloured acrylic experts.