Our Favourite Colours for Writable Surfaces


With Smart Wall Paint Clear, our award winning whiteboard paint, you can make any surface writable without changing the colour.

Simply apply this one-coat transparent paint onto a variety of coloured or designed surfaces including wallpapers, digital prints or just regular painted walls.

But what are the best colour bases for this product? Smart Wall Paint Clear has a wide range of uses for any non-white surface.

For some inspiration, check out our favourite coloured dry erase surfaces in this post.

Energetic Blue Walls

Writable walls can help with idea generation and customer feedback reviews. This has worked particularly well for Soundwave, the music discovery app company.

Whiteboard paint, clear, blue wall, Soundwave Office, Video Day, Dublin (15)

They used Smart Wall Paint White and Clear in their office, applying the transparent coat to their blue walls. The company took full advantage of the dry erase functionality by writing customer comments and project ideas on their whiteboard walls.

Everything could be seen clearly on the whiteboard wall. This made the product a fantastic tool for looking at what people thought of the company’s services. It also helped them brainstorm ideas for their future projects.

If you have a blank wall that you want to use, turn it into a feedback wall with Smart Wall Paint Clear and write up customer comments. You could also use it for idea generation during meetings in your office.

Upbeat Yellow Tones

Dry erase surfaces also make it easier to be more creative when brainstorming in meetings.

See how Bopgun, a marketing and design agency, achieved this by coating their yellow walls with Smart Wall Paint Clear, below.



They wanted a space to brainstorm ideas for projects with one-another and with clients. At first, they considered whiteboards, but felt they were outdated, so they went with Smart Wall Paint Clear.

The dry erase functionality provided a space for them to be creative and doodle on their whiteboard walls. As a result, they were able to expand on their ideas and work as visual thinkers.

Inspiring Green Spaces

Want to get even more use of your workspace?

Turn your green walls, doors, chairs or other furnishings into dry erase surfaces and use them for a wide variety of different purposes.

Smart Wall Paint Austria used green writable chairs in their entry to a competition hosted by the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. The contest involved suggesting a new way for the university to create an “Idea Lab”. This was a place where students could use their creativity, generate ideas and work together. Entries were to be unique and use all of the 24 sq.m area of the room.

Smart Wall Paint Austria’s entry, entitled “Minimal White” covered the room in Smart Wall Paint White and Clear. This included the walls and even the furniture, check out the green writable chairs below.  



All of these writable surfaces allowed multiple groups to use the room at the same time as it could be divided into sections that different teams could use.

We have also used the dry erase paint and green combination on our meeting room door. It provides extra space for jotting down notes during meetings, and acts as an excellent message board on which important pieces of information could be written.



Add more to your office by using the green spaces in your workplaces, either for minute taking or to write up notices for the whole office.

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For more information on how you can use Smart Wall Paint Clear, check out our other articles:

Read our guide which walks you through each step of getting a dry erase surface.

Want some inspiration on colours to use? Look at our favourite coloured dry erase surfaces.

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