The only white pigment that performed properly in oil paint (the king of paints in the past) was derived from lead. The sheets of lead were stacked in a pit of dung and the resulting white deposit that formed after a month was taken of in flakes, hence the name ‘flake white’. Suspended in linseed oil it took on a slightly yellow/grey cast and that is the universally useful hue we have mixed up. Unlike the ancient method, this colour was created using gentle, plant-based chemistry which is carbon neutral and kind to our planet.
A big thanks to the team at Edward Bulmer paints for being so nice. Fast becoming the best supplier in the UK. Little Greene and Mylands could learn a lot from this company.
ANKH Decorative Alchemy
£5.00 – £91.00
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.
Please note: we only deliver within the UK - orders to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Northern Ireland will incur a higher delivery cost, please see our delivery & returns page for further information.
Make up your colour moodboard - use fabrics and furnishings in these colours to get the look
To use this simple tool please add together the total wall lengths, so the parameter of the room which is the width measurement, then just one height measurement. This amount is based on coverage in 2 coats.
As a rough guide, 1 L of eggshell will cover 2-3 doors (both sides) and 1 L of eggshell will cover 20 metres of skirting board in min. 2 coats.
x requires (for 2 coats)
Please complete width and height
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