Category : Colour Ranges

Thomas Parsons' - Gloss Samples 1
May 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (4) – Gloss Enamel Finishes

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Imitation...

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Thomas Parsons' Longfield Greens
May 8th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (3) – Permanent Greens

Longfield Permanent Greens A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for a...

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Thomas Parsons' - Flat samples
Apr 25th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (1) – The Book

The recent analysis of the original decorative schemes of London's Cafe Royal proved the worth of my many years specialist-book-collecting. It is always good to be able to demonstrate to my long-suffering wife that...

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Parsons - Pompeian Colours
Apr 18th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Comments Off

A Tint Book of Historical Colours

SOME COLOURS FROM THE DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS Pompeian and Etruscan Colours "Long Acre1 in the year 1802 was an ideal situation for a firm of colour and varnish makers, the neighbourhood being the cradle of...

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Werner's Nomenclature - Orange
Apr 16th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 4 Comments

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours

Colour charts for use in taxonomic descriptions of plants and animals were published from the last years of the seventeenth century. The page above is one of thirteen in a wonderful little volume, whose second...

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Patrick Baty produced this range of 1960s paint colours from contemporary sources
Dec 16th, 2010 | | Colour Ranges | No Comments

Another Look at 1960s Paint Colours

Caution - Those of a nervous disposition should look no further! Patrick has already written about the background to the range of 1960s paint colours that he produced for Papers and Paints a couple of years ago. ...

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Barnbarroch - Chosen Colours
Jan 27th, 2010 | | Colour Ranges | 9 Comments

Some More Paint Colours from the Past

Paint colour cards from 1807 Encouraged by the recent reaction to a much earlier blog post on some paint colours of the past I thought it worth revisiting the subject. Introduction Some fifteen years ago, in...

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Tingry Frontispiece
Apr 4th, 2009 | | Colour Ranges | 1 Comment

Paint Colours of the Past

The current interest in “historical paint” colours stems from a range that Papers and Paints produced over twenty years ago. Our Historical Colours - the first range with this theme - was taken from...

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1960s decoration often featured an accent wall
Mar 25th, 2009 | | Colour Ranges | 2 Comments

1960s Paint Colours

Background One of the joys of working as a colour consultant is the enormous variety of projects that one is asked to assist with. Some years ago I was commissioned to investigate the paint colours employed in...

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