Welcoming our new 'palette blenders' It is not often Edward Bulmer creates new colours, these seven smart and sophisticated ‘Palette Blenders’ transcend style and architecture and are made with absolute resonance and relevance. From peachy terracottas reminiscent of Indian Summers to velvety suede and rich browns, a new grass green and a fine green along with the ultimate Saxony blue. Edward believes these new colours complete the range naturally and it is their most comprehensive colour chart yet, he has just ‘made the good, better…’ ‘Some beautiful gap filling colours to make good better, naturally..’ Edward Bulmer known as a modern day ‘colourman’ does not bring out new colours often, so when he does you know he has invested time, creative genius and expert knowledge of earth and mineral pigments, into their creation. Edward is an exponent of creating timeless paint colours which transcend trend, style, and simply work tonally together. Paints made just the way they should be. After recipe testing at our Herefordshire HQ and like all our colours Edward has created these new colours using the 12 earth and mineral pigments. These useful seven are a welcome addition to a time honoured palette that we are excited to launch and share with you. Saxony ‘Saxony’ is a deep and moody blue, in a good way. Using pigments from plants such as indigo and woad, this Saxon blue is just as at home in spaces of grandeur as it would be in a cosy snug. This blue is warm and inviting and a fantastic backdrop to artwork from all ages. Veering towards green, a blue to get lost in, order a sample pot today, maybe this is the new blue for you?! 'Saxony' styled with Birdie Fortescue's new range 'Lisboa', photography by Boz Gagovski Colours which complement Saxony Saxony Milk White Indigo Fine Green Mummy Royal Grass Green Packed with blue and yellow pigments and warmer than our ever so popular ‘Invisible Green’, this new green with its leaf-like luxuriance is ideal if you’re wanting to lean in to the ‘colour drench’ schemes. It’s a deep green with all the freshness of grass, uplifting and grounding at the same time! Definitely brings the drama. ‘Royal Grass Green’ is cheerful, crisp and rich, whilst remaining nice and earthy. Edward Bulmer Natural Paint 'Royal Grass Green' by Lorfords Antiques, photography by Stephanie Ashby, styling by Kate Williams Royal Grass Green Dining Room, Photography by Tom St Aubyn Royal Grass Green Dining Room with Saxony on the shelving, Photography by Tom St Aubyn Colours which complement Royal Grass Green Whiting Aquatic Etruscan Brown Mummy Flaxen Grey Hespan A perfect coral shade! This is warm and exotic at the same time and a welcome gap filler in our colour chart. Named after Charles Hesp, of Hesp & Jones after Edward asked him which colour he mixes the most, this was his reply. So here we have it, a jolly, comforting orange/pink that brings clarity and calm. Edward Bulmer Natural Paint 'Hespan' for Alpha Kilo, curation by Alice Leigh and Grandy Art Hespan Dining Room, Photography by Tom St Aubyn Hespan Dining Room, Photography by Tom St Aubyn Colours which complement Hespan White Lead Mason Pink Tawny Duck Egg Pale Smoke Grey Hawtrey A tobacco brown worth of walls and woodwork! ‘Warmly muddy’ as Edward describes it and flattering to all other colours, so good if you are not sticking to a strict theme. Complementary to many textures of fabric, styles of furniture and types of artwork, a real all rounder! Expanding our browns has been really exciting and more and more of you are loving using these earthy colours to adorn your home, brown is the new grey! 'Hawtrey' on the walls with styling and tableware by Lorfords, Colours which complement Hawtrey Fair White Light Olive Green Aquatic Malahide Nicaragua Fine Green A term used in the 18th century to denote a superior colour based on one of the more expensive blue pigments. While ours is just that, it has our usual addition of earth pigment, principally yellow ochre, to make it a really useful shade in many rooms. It is strong and will make a statement, but it will not overpower. This colour will saturate as the daylight fades, but artificial light will bring it dancing back into view. Edward advises that this particular shade of green is perfect paired with ‘Fair White’ on the ceiling! The new 'Lisboa' collection by Birdie Fortescue, 'Fine Green' on the walls by Edward Bulmer Natural Paint Colours which complement Fine Green Milk White Navy Blue Pompadour Wainscoat Slate Header A notch down from our ever popular ‘Brick‘. Where you don’t quite have the light to go redder, you will be looking for a shade of less strength and weight, ‘Header’ is for you! With a touch more yellow ochre to soften it, this new colour is rich and welcoming and is the new star of the show (room) at our Ebury Street shop. With this colour we have halved its weight and added some yellow ochre to soften the effect of going paler. In brickwork the length of the brick is known as the stretcher, the end of it, the header – it is half a brick in effect and this gives rise to our choice of name. A coral tone that we know you’ll love and we are so glad to have expanded our exceedingly popular pinks collection. Colours to complement Header Whiting Dutch Orange Trumpington Ethereal Blue Lead Colour Do come and visit us in the design district of Pimlico and pick up your copy of our new colour chart, or order your new one here! If you need any help choosing and using our new colours and are time poor, then why not try one of our colour consultancy services. From in home to virtual, we can be flexible to you. If you’d like to know more about the process involved then take a look at our latest colour consultancy case study – a beautiful estate in the rolling hills of Snowdonia.