Amsterdam Green

This strong, deep green takes inspiration from the painted shutters and doors of Amsterdam. It works particularly well with whites and creams and botanical imagery and plants, as well as looking brilliant with earthy yellows and reds – try teaming it with Primer Red, Arles and Old Ochre. It’s also makes a great backdrop to cool blues, such as Provence, Giverny and the purple tones of Emile.

Antibes Green

The neoclassical palette included this bright green, sometimes pure and sometimes lightened with white. The color is also found on rustic country furniture from Ireland and the south of France. For a more rustic look for your own furniture, apply Dark Wax over this color, or lighten with Old White for a fabulous pale green. Inspiration can always be found in our studio space, and you're always welcome to visit and ask us questions.


Antoinette

Antoinette is a soft pale pink inspired by the decorative pieces and interiors of 18th Century France, when the finest red earths were mixed with white and used to make a clear, but dusky color for walls.

Arles

This rich, deep yellow was inspired by the town of Arles in the south of France where a wide range of earthy yellow ochres are dug straight from the ground. It’s a natural rustic color as well as a modern color.


Aubusson Blue

Named after the blue found in classic Aubusson rugs from France, this color is inspired directly by the development of Prussian Blue in the late 18th Century. It’s the perfect color for a Swedish interior. You'll also find inspiration and knowledge in our showroom!

Barcelona Orange

This vivacious, modern orange is based on the color used copiously by the Impressionists, in early advertisements and in 1960's decoration. Such a brilliant orange was not available until the early 20th century. With dark wax, it becomes burnt orange the color of some Chinese lacquer.


Burgundy

A rich deep warm red the color of dark cherries, Burgundy finds its early inspiration in Pompeii. It also has a strong a strong neoclassical heritage, making it perfect for sophisticated painted furniture.

Chateau Grey

This elegant greyed green is inspired by the color created when decorative painters mixed all their leftover colors together to make a base paint. It is the traditional color found in French woodwork.


Coco

Inspired by the warm pigment, Burnt Umber, this is a classic color that has long been used in decorative work. Use Coco on its own or as a neutral, and you'll be happy you did.

Country Grey

Country Grey is a perfect cool soft neutral. Made with raw umber pigment, it is the classic choice for so much painted furniture. It is also a great foil for other colors.


Cream

Cream is based on the traditional yellowish color that was used on old woodwork. You can use it as part of a retro 1950's look or pair it with Paris Grey for a vintage French look. Make a subtle statement by pairing with calming greens and blues.

Duck Egg Blue

This soft greenish blue stems from the first discovery of a good blue pigment in the 18th Century, which was then lightened with white. It can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and Swedish interiors quite like this color.


Emile

A warm soft aubergine color with pink red undertones giving a rich complexity that makes beautifully sophisticated lilac tones when Old White is added. A color first by artists and then later in decorative work, Emile finds its beginnings in bohemian Paris.

Emperor's Silk

Emperor's Silk is a bright pure red like the silk lining of a jacket. It is also the red of Chinese lacquer, especially when deepened with Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax. Use it in the interior of a cupboard or drawer for a pop of color, or as a standalone solution with bold statement.


English Yellow

An English color from the development of Chrome Yellow pigment in the 18th Century and inspired by hand painted Chinese wallpaper. This was the first non-earthy yellow. It’s also a great fifties vintage color.

Florence

Florence is a sophisticated grand color found in neoclassical Italian and French interiors and on painted furniture. The color originates from copper green minerals and malachite. It’s also a great modern 20th Century color.


French Linen

A cool neutral inspired by the color of aged natural linen. This khaki grey works beautifully with golds and a range of rich and bright colors such as Emile and Emperor's Silk.

Giverny

Giverny is a perfect color for a modern contemporary palette, and looks great with bright, warm colors (such as Barcelona Orange and Scandinavian Pink) and cool neutrals (such as Paloma).


Graphite

Graphite is a soft black inspired by Lamp Black, a traditional pigment. It works for many interiors from neoclassical to modern. When waxed, it becomes a beautiful black like dark slate.

Greek Blue

Throughout the Mediterranean, Greek Blue can be found on rustic doors, shutters and furniture often faded and distressed. It’s also a color that works well in a neoclassical interior deepened a little with dark wax.


Henrietta

The Grand Tours of the 18th Century brought this color into the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes and was combined with other strong pastels.

Honfleur

Honfleur is a color inspired by the rich warm browns found in the rustic French countryside as well as in Mid-century Modern design. This rich brown is just what you need to work with bright colors.


Louis Blue

Pair this clean pastel blue with white for a fine Rococo look or combine with brights for a vintage retro aesthetic.

Napoleonic Blue

Napoleonic Blue is inspired by the ultramarine and cobalt blue pigments used in everything from neoclassical interiors to 20th century decoration.


Old Ochre

Old Ochre is the faded darkened cream color seen on old French painted furniture, woodwork and door exteriors. Apply Annie Sloan Dark Wax to make the color more intense, or keep it clean as a neutral foil to other colors.

Old Violet

Like deep Parma violets or blue lavender, Old Violet is a wonderful 18th Century color inspired by the colors of ancient Rome. Beautiful on its on or paired with red for a little Parisian boho.


Old White

The color of chalk and gesso, Old White is a cool soft white without pink or yellow in it. Old White works with everything.

Olive

This traditional green is found in fine classically painted and lacquered furniture, as well as rustic country pieces.


Paloma

Paloma is made from mixing purple and yellow complementaries with white to make a soft warm neutral taupe grey. It is both a contemporary color and a classic color that was used when a range of purples first became possible.

Paris Grey

Soft, gentle Paris Grey is inspired by the painted furniture found in elegant French châteaux or old Swedish manor houses. It’s made from a mix of blue and orange, so it works naturally well with these complementaries.


Primer Red

Primer Red is a color found in practically every culture, appearing in everything from Venetian palaces to Vietnamese temples, where red earths were plentiful and relatively easy to come by. 

Provence

The south of France has shutters and doors painted in a range of turquoise blue greens, some bright and some faded. Provence was inspired by these colors. It also works beautifully for a modern look.


Pure

Perfect for modern interiors, this cool, clean white makes a crisp contrast with strong colors. Please note: this pure white has the least covering power of all the colors so may require more than one coat or is best applied over a coat of Country Grey.

Scandinavian Pink

Scandinavian Pink was inspired by the traditional colors found in much Swedish furniture. We use it underneath pale neutrals like Old Ochre or Old White. It also works beautifully as a color for the interior of cupboards and drawers.


Versailles

Versailles is a color inspired by fine old French furniture and gilded doors. It is sophisticated and gentle, yet it works well with modern pieces too. This is a hue that picks up other colors well and changes character accordingly.