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Colours


View our range of amazing colours and the inspirations behind them.
From soft neutrals to the vibrant and stunning, we have something to suit everyone's taste.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can always create your own shades!

All colours shown are for representation purposes only and there is no guarantee, given or implied, the colour you see on your screen will accurately reflect the colour of the paint, due to the settings of your display, so it is highly recommended you purchase a hand-painted colour chart or 125ml sample tin.
amethyst
AmethystSoft lilac purples were popular interior colours of the 19th Century French Empire Style which grew from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte.
belladonna
BelladonnaThis striking pink was named after the Belladonna plant and means ‘pretty woman’ in Italian.  The Belladonna plant has long been used by women as a cosmetic to make them appear more seductive to suitors.
brooklands
BrooklandsThis classical dark green is in homage of Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit in Surrey, which was the world’s first purpose built motor circuit.  It had a green domed clubhouse and was the home of the first British Grand Prix race in 1926.
buckingham
BuckinghamBuckingham Palace, London, has been changed many times since the 18th century, however, it was not until 1914 that Portland Stone was used to produce the grand façade we recognise today and this was the inspiration for this elegant cream.
cafe-au-lait
Café au LaitThe inspiration comes from the variety of browns used to create chiaroscuro effects in the 17th and 18th century during the baroque period, such as that created by artist Van Dyck.
candyfloss
CandyflossThis colour evokes childhood memories of the seaside, fairgrounds and garden parties.  This soft white works well with other colours and complements rococo inspired interiors.  
chocolate
ChocolateEveryone has their own experiences of chocolate, but for us, this beautiful brown triggers memories of melted milk chocolate and marshmallows!
christabelle
ChristabelleThroughout history turquoise gemstones have been highly sought-after for their talismanic properties.  We based Christabelle on the green/blue hue of turquoise gems that were favoured by the late Queen Victoria.
citron
CitronThis dazzling yellow with a hint of green can be seen in Van Gogh’s depiction of his own bedroom in his 1888 painting known simply as “The Bedroom”. 
cloudburst
CloudburstThis deep grey colour was inspired by stormy skies when sudden downpours of rain and thunder are followed by clearer skies.
cobalt
CobaltThis vivid blue was inspired by the elaborate Willow pattern that was used on porcelain and ceramics produced by Thomas Minton, dating back to the 18th century.  The Willow pattern is a combination of Chinese designs painted in cobalt blue and white. 
crystal
CrystalWhite represents the contrast between light and darkness.  The pureness of bright white was used simply and appealed to modernist artists, such as Malevich, in suprematist compositions.   
dove
DoveThis soft grey can be found in 18th century sea themes depicting the power and drama of the sea and coastlines.  Artists of the time, such as Constable, became enchanted by man’s relationship with the sea as the health benefits of coastal towns grew.
duck-egg-blue
Duck Egg BlueThe Rococo plasterwork in the grand staircase and hall of Powderham Castle was the inspiration for this colour.  It includes the Courtenay coat of arms which stands out marvellously against the duck egg blue walls.
eden
EdenThis soft muted green was inspired by the Long Gallery in Osterley Park House, which has good examples of neo classical interiors favoured by wealthy Georgian homes.  The Georgians were famous for their elegance and lightness, with influences from the flamboyant Rococo to more Far Eastern style. 
esmeralde
EsmeraldeThis fabulous emerald green was notorious in Georgian Britain.  At this time it was known as the ‘deadly’ green as it poisoned it’s users, it was seen as both luxurious and stylish in interiors and fashion.  Of course, our Esmeralde is completely safe!
french-navy
French NavyThis was derived from the fine embroidery being produced in England between 1200-1300 called Opus Anglicanum.  Woad, famously linked with the blue face of Boudicca and the Iceni tribe, was used to produce a range of blue dyes for the threads used.
georgian-sky
Georgian SkyThis traditional colour was extremely fashionable at the height of the Georgian period.  It provides a noble and elegant quality to the entrance hall of the Bath Assembly Rooms, in Bath, England.
honeydew
HoneydewThis pretty pale green was inspired by the luscious sweet flesh of a Honeydew melon which has been coveted since Roman times.  Originally from Africa, Columbus carried the seeds with him to America.
madame-de-pompadour
Madame de PompadourThis dainty pale pink with a hint of grey was inspired by the fashion favoured by its name sake who had a love of all shades of pink and the Court of Louis XV.
medusa
MedusaThis sensational coral was inspired by the Greek Myth where Perseus placed Medusa’s head on seaweed at the water’s edge and her blood turned the seaweed into a red stone, later known as coral.
midnight
MidnightInspired by the romanticism and expressive period of Georgian England.  Artists such as Turner fuelled the fashion for nocturnal subjects where the violence of nature are fundamental theme to the sublime.
moonstone
MoonstoneThis enchanting colour was inspired by moonstone gems from Sri Lanka.  Its striking blue colour shimmers against an almost transparent background and has throughout the ages been surrounded by mystique and magic.  These sensual stones were popular around the Art Nouveau period, particularly in jewellery made by the French Master Jeweller René Lalique.
morocco
MoroccoMoroccan interior design is famed for romantic fantasy, with its luxurious and elaborate attention to detail and comfort which reflect the diverse culture, traditions and history of the country.  This vibrant blue adorns many walls in the form of decorative tile work.
mulberry
MulberryThis traditional colour is found in stains from the British post medieval heraldry under the name of ‘Murrey’.  It was favoured by the 15th century House of York as a livery colour.
nightfall
NightfallThis mysterious blue/black has been used since pre-historic times in paintings and was commonly used in Egyptian tombs, later being favoured by painters of the Renaissance movement.
northern-star
Northern StarThis stunning blue is featured within the tri-colour banding across the Estonian national flag and is said to represent the vaulted blue sky above their country.
old-lace
Old LaceThe inspiration for this colour came from antique handmade Carrickmacross Irish lace.  This lace originated in 1820 Ireland and was influenced by Italian examples of that era.
olivia
OliviaThis pink takes inspiration from the ceiling of the Great Room, Kenwood House, London, which has been restored and shows how the use of pink was derived from ladies’ fashion of the Rococo period of 18th century Europe, where it was linked with seduction and romanticism.
orchid
OrchidThis sensational pink with a hint of purple is similar to a pink that Andy Warhol used in a series of simple yet vivid works he called “Flowers” produced in 1964 and 1965.
paloma
PalomaThis soft classical colour was inspired by the works of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso who included ‘La Paloma’ (pigeon/dove) in many of his works such as ‘Child Holding a Dove’.
paris-blue
Paris BlueThis spectacular blue was first manufactured in 1704 in Berlin and was the predominant colour of the Prussian Army uniform from the beginning of the 18th century.
pearl
PearlThe variation on pure white was inspired by the architectural interiors and sculptures of the Baroque and later Rococo period where white was the primary colour. 
pebble
PebbleFound in the modern fantasy genre textile arts from circa 1875 when a revival of organic dyes was championed by William Morris.
poppy
PoppyThis bright red was inspired by Ophelia’s flower garland in the painting produced by controversial Pre-Raphaelite painter, Sir John Everett Millais.  The Pre-Raphaelite movement explored the luminosity of pure colour that could be found in Quattrocento art and developed techniques to produce clear, jewel like, colours. 
pumpkin
PumpkinThis exciting colour was inspired by walks through the British countryside from October to mid-November, when falling autumn leaves put on a stunning display of vibrant colours.
rainforest
RainforestThis vibrant green was inspired by walks through the awe-inspiring, geothermally adapted rainforest of Rotorua, New Zealand. This "dinosaur forest" is one of nature's most beautiful untouched assets, with towering lush canopies and dense native undergrowth.
royal-purple
Royal PurpleThis stunning purple has historically been associated with royalty.  Queen Elizabeth II wore a long purple velvet robe when leaving Westminster Abbey on her Coronation Day in 1953, together with the Imperial State Crown which had a matching velvet cap.
sage
SageThis subtle colour was favoured within Neo Classical and Rococo design within Georgian interiors, along with paler greens, blues, pinks and creams, often in floral patterns.  Kedleston Hall, in Derbyshire has good examples of this design.
sunflower
SunflowerTaken from the spectrum of yellows used by Van Gogh in his ‘Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers’.  Van Gogh greatly admired this colour and his use of yellow spectrum was seen by many as being innovative.
teal
TealThe sun’s reflection on Lake Tikitapu in the volcanic area Rotorua, New Zealand, produces this incredible blue/green.
valentine
ValentineThis intense red is the historical symbolic colour of romance and love, dating back to the early Greeks and Hebrews.  In modern times it is closely associated with passion, love and St. Valentine’s day.
victorian-black
Victorian BlackBlack was a dominant colour in interiors and furniture in Victorian Britain when aestheticism and decadence challenged tradition and values. Ebonised furniture with gilt highlights was very popular as it contrasted well with white and blue porcelain.
wild-heather
Wild HeatherThis purple was picked for its understated elegance.  As in its name, it was inspired by wild heather growing across the beautiful moorlands of North Yorkshire.
yorkshire-stone
Yorkshire StoneThis graceful cream with a hint of grey was inspired by the multitude of terraced houses in Harrogate.  Harrogate town was known by the Georgian’s as ‘The English Spa’ when it’s spa waters were discovered in the 17th/18th centuries.
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