Selecting the paint color is no easy feat, especially with the seemingly endless list of colors in every shade and tone (and name) imaginable. Fortunately, Amelia Thorpe points us in the right direction.
Artist and color expert Annie Sloan, well known for her chalky finishes, is launching a collection of 32 durable, quick-drying water-based matte murals including Piranesi Pink and Pointe Silk.
£ 46.95 for 2.5L at www.anniesloan.com
Designer Paint online store has an impressive selection of premium paints, delivered to your doorstep. The line includes many key brands and its own Albany Design paints including (top to bottom) Birch Grove, Steepleton, Mulberry Lane and Juliet.
Price from £ 36.37 for 2.5L of soft vinyl shine at www.designerpaint.com
Farrow & Ball: sun ahead
Farrow & Ball color curator Joa Studholme predicts a return of cheerful hues in 2022, including sunny Babouche, shown here combined with the timeless School House White.
Both £ 49.50 for 2.5L of Estate Emulsion from www.farrow-ball.com
Fenwick & Tilbrook: confidence in color
This stimulating color combination would add individuality to any room arrangement: Still Norfolk walls, Flat Iron woodwork, Aged Copper and Ocean screen, and Indian Prince border.
Price from £ 47 for 2.5L of pure matte paint, Fenwick & Tilbrook at www.fenwickandtilbrook.com
Francesca paintings: personalized selection
Francesca’s Paints offers over 200 different colors and a bespoke paint mixing service, to match any shade or create any color you want.
Price from £ 27 for 1L of eco-emulsion on www.francescaspaint.com
Colors of England: Beauty in Great Britain
Little Greene’s Colors of England collection includes a range of timeless shades that draw inspiration from all of the British Isles. Here, walls in Garden Intelligent Matt emulsion.
£ 53 for 2.5L, and Scullery Intelligent satin wood far door, £ 75.50 for 2.5L at www.littlegreene.com
John Myland: History in the Making
Founded in 1884 by John Myland and today run by his great-grandson, Dominic, Mylands launched its Archive collection, a small but well-formed color range inspired by the company’s rich history. Beehive Place No 140, Egerton Place No 297 and Peach Flesh Pink No 268 are pictured here.
£ 53 for 2.5L marbled matte emulsion at www.mylands.com
Susie Watson: your quiet
A calming shade for a restful bedroom, Sea Mist is the latest color from Susie Watson Designs, available in water-based and eggshell emulsion formulations.
£ 45 for 2.5L of emulsion from www.susiewatsondesigns.co.uk
Zoffany: Wonderful mat
True Matt is a new water-based emulsion from Zoffany, designed to have a durable, wipeable, yet chalky finish and less than 3% shine. Shown here in Tuscan Pink.
£ 52 for 2.5L from zoffany.sandersondesigngroup.com/paint
Rose of Jericho: special effects
Rose of Jericho, Dorset’s specialist in traditional and historic building materials, offers a range of handcrafted products including limewash and whitewash. Vapor permeable and used for a long time to allow buildings to “breathe”, they are designed for the decoration of porous building materials, in particular plasters and renders with lime, limestone, soft brick, cob and cob. . Made from natural binders, fillers and powdered pigments of earth and artist-grade minerals, limestone and tempera have a soft texture and lack of uniformity, with subtle variations in color and tone rarely matched. in modern coatings, which is also why designers are now revisiting materials to create dry brush effects with rustic hue depth and tonal interest.
Price from £ 39.48 for 5L of pure lime wash and from £ 51 for 2.5L of casein wash at www.roseofjericho.co.uk