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     Love was truly in the palette when our first colour came to life! When an art student needed paint for a large canvas she couldn’t afford, Andrew McGuinness came to the rescue and made his first batch of orange acrylic – and that magical mix of love & determination sparked something special that continues to this day.

       In 1992, Andy and his twin brother Daniel together with their older brother Joe decided to start a business in their parents’ backyard with their mother’s blender – little did they know this was the beginning of a worldwide success! Global Colours Acrylics quickly gained popularity within Australia’s art scene. And it didn’t stop there; Global Colours soon spread its wings across international markets including France, U.K., Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand and South Korea – making what had started as family project truly global!

       After 3 decades, Andy remains as passionate and dedicated to his craft as ever. He continues to create new formulas and colours every day – something we all admire at our company! His expertise and care ensure that each product is of superior quality and his big heart has touched countless people across our community.

      Global Colours is out to make the world more colourful! Not just with their vibrant, eco-friendly ZERO VOC acrylics – but through our commitment to making a difference. We support LGBTQIA+ rights, help Indigenous communities and provide support to schools & artists with disabilities.

Our desire at Global Colours is to continue to bring to market the very best paints, colours and product ranges in the business. We have spent nearly three decades developing state of the art formulae with unrivaled pigmentation and a professional lasting finishes. We want our customers to experience genuine quality, whilst knowing all of our products have reduced toxicity and minimal impact on the environment. We are now more than ever truly setting high standards through our latest products, processes, and superior levels of customer service. It’s really very exciting for me!

Andrew McGuinness

Owner / Managing Director


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