extensive expertise in dyeing shoes, handbags, model hats, and hair accessories
means that we can match virtually any colour. From our vast selection
of dyes and tints we will mix the perfect hue to harmonise with your outfit
or swatch supplied and ship nationwide direct to you.
If required, Barbaran will send you a sample of the appropriate colour
for final approval.
Customers’ own shoes
For the perfect match, Barbaran recommends that you purchase off-white
or ivory satin shoes as they will give the best result. Barbaran does
not dye white satin shoes as there is a blue hue which affects the final
colour. For example if you wish to dye white satin shoes gold,
the result will have a greenish hue to them (gold and
blue make green)! Barbaran does have other methods at her disposal for
colour matching white satin shoes, however, you should make contact directly
by telephone to 0118 9772331 in this case.
Dyeable shoes are not water resistant
The dyes that Barbaran uses are water soluble so, if your dyed items
are exposed to water or heavy rain, the dye will bleed or stain.
Barbaran can protect your dyeable bridal shoes with a water repellent
spray. This will not render them waterproof but will prevent staining.
If you choose to opt for this treatment, the shoes cannot be re-dyed at
a later date.
Dyed items will look different from indoor to outdoor (natural lighting)
The appearance of colour changes in different light settings. Shoes and other
accessories dyed beige, peach and taupe for example will take on a pinkish
hue indoors. Colour will also appear different between shaded
and direct sunlight. If you would like Barbaran to colour-match your
accessories, please inform us whether you wish them to be dyed to daylight
or evening light.
Colour matching shoes is an art not a science
Due to the textural differences between dyeable bridal shoes and accessories,
and the dress or outfit, it may be difficult to get an exact
match. Rest assured Barbaran's dyeing skills will achieve the best result
possible, in both hue and colour.