Historic Colours Collection

A collection of 120 colours drawn from Britain's rich tradition of architecture and design.

Please remember that all colours shown are for guidance purposes as individual monitors, browsers and graphics cards affect the colour shown. We always recommend ordering a physical colour chart, or better yet a sample pot of paint.


...draws from the revival of interestin all aspects of Roman culture, particularly architecture. The collection reflects the natural stone and earth colours found in the building materials in Roman times.

Palladian 1 Palladian 2 Palladian 3 Palladian 4 Palladian 5
Palladian 6 Palladian 7 Palladian 8 Palladian 9 Palladian 10
Palladian 11 Palladian 12 Palladian 13 Palladian 14 Palladian 15

Neo Classical

...draws from the style prevalent in the second half of the 18th century, inspired by the growing archaelogical evidence of how Romans decorated and furnished their buildings. This collection embraces the clearer, lighter colours used at that time..

Neo Classical 1 Neo Classical 2 Neo Classical 3 Neo Classical 4 Neo Classical 5
Neo Classical 6 Neo Classical 7 Neo Classical 8 Neo Classical 9 Neo Classical 10
Neo Classical 11 Neo Classical 12 Neo Classical 13 Neo Classical 14 Neo Classical 15


..draws from the eclectic period of 1800-1830, inspired by a succession of revivals of earlier English styles. The collection reflects the introduction of stronger but still relatively subdued colours used in contrast to conventional creams and putties.

Regency 1 Regency 2 Regency 3 Regency 4 Regency 5
Regency 6 Regency 7 Regency 8 Regency 9 Regency 10
Regency 11 Regency 12 Regency 13 Regency 14 Regency 15

Gothic Revival

...draws on the leading style of the 1830s and 1840s, based on the study of medieval buildings and decorative objects. The colours in this collection are noticeably rich and vibrant, drawn from Medieval decorative motifs such as would have been used in fabrics and ceramics.

Gothic Revival 1 Gothic Revival 2 Gothic Revival 3 Gothic Revival 4 Gothic Revival 5
Gothic Revival 6 Gothic Revival 7 Gothic Revival 8 Gothic Revival 9 Gothic Revival 10
Gothic Revival 11 Gothic Revival 12 Gothic Revival 13 Gothic Revival 14 Gothic Revival 15

Victorian Eclectic

...draws on the eclecticism of the late Victorian taste, due in part to the developing trade links which brought into Britain exotic goods from the four corners of the globe. These influences are reflected in this harmonious collection which is characterised by heavily saturated colours.

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Victorian Eclectic 6 Victorian Eclectic 7 Victorian Eclectic 8 Victorian Eclectic 9 Victorian Eclectic 10
Victorian Eclectic 11 Victorian Eclectic 12 Victorian Eclectic 13 Victorian Eclectic 14 Victorian Eclectic 15

Arts & Crafts

...draws from the late 19th century movement, which sought to revive traditional building crafts and the use of local materials. Craftsmanship, simplicity and good design using warm colours driven by nature, were used as a reaction against low quality, mass produced design.

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Arts & Crafts 11 Arts & Crafts 12 Arts & Crafts 13 Arts & Crafts 14 Arts & Crafts 15

Art Deco

...draws from the popular elegant style of the 1920s and 1930s. Inspired by the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs st Industriels held in Paris in 1925, the collection conveys an image of elegant luxury.

Art Deco 1 Art Deco 2 Art Deco 3 Art Deco 4 Art Deco 5
Art Deco 6 Art Deco 7 Art Deco 8 Art Deco 9 Art Deco 10
Art Deco 11 Art Deco 12 Art Deco 13 Art Deco 14 Art Deco 15

50s Sketchbook

...draws from the creativity of post-war architecture and design when new housing and commercial buildings were urgently required. This challenge drove architects and designers to produce inspired design and decoration, adding a splash of colour to a Britain being rebuil with mass produced materials.

Sketchbook 1 Sketchbook 2 Sketchbook 3 Sketchbook 4 Sketchbook 5
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