You could perhaps summarise the great John Fowler’s paint schemes as variations on coral pink, lime green and three shades of white. The one I have most admired is the coral pink and here is my homage to it. Of course, Fowler’s genius was to recognise that the quality of the paint was paramount, and he achieved his shades with coloured oil or watercolour glazes usually over a white base. This was an old technique, but one seldom practiced now as we are happy with matt emulsion. Our emulsion does, however, have the character of the oil bound distempers he used for basing out and our semi historical name for this colour is an affectionate nod to his approach to decorating when few valued historical decorating at all.
The Patent Yellow has worked brilliantly in the nursery and bathroom toning in so perfectly with the Turnell and Gigon wallpaper that I had used in our last house and we have had so many wonderful comments about the colours outside - the Green looks magnificent with the dark cream - and I am delighted with the choices in the kitchen/downstairs passageways…... I will send some photographs. Charles has done the drawing room in your duck egg blue and it looks stunning.
Colours shown are merely our best attempt to represent our palette online.
We strongly recommend that you try a sample pot on your walls at home.
Colours shown are merely our best attempt to represent our palette online. We strongly recommend that you try a sample pot on your walls at home.
|Emulsion||Modern Oil Eggshell
(previously called Water-based Eggshell)
|Traditional Oil Eggshell
(previously called Oil Eggshell)
|Interior Walls & Ceilings|
|Kitchens & Bathrooms|