The pigment Montpellier yellow was also known as Patent yellow in the late 18th century and was one of a small number of fashionable bright yellows that only a few could afford to use as a wall paint. This did not deter John Soane who famously used it to decorate his Drawing Room with it (the scheme was recreated in 1987). My take on the colour is softened and greyed just a little to make it a frankly, more useable colour.
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|