Category : Colour Services

The Sorting Office Blue
Sep 29th, 2015 | | Colour Services | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Sorting Office

New Oxford Street Elevation The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, is a stand-alone part eight / part nine storey post-war building formerly used by the Post Office for sorting mail. It was built by the old...

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Chelsea logo from the 1960s
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | No Comments

Chelsea Football Club

The Chelsea Football Club badge (1953-1986)1 One of the joys of working with colour is that it encompasses all aspects of life. Several of my projects take me into areas that I have little experience of and the...

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Pink Panther 1
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | 4 Comments

The Pink Panther

Pink Panther During the Second World War the paints employed for the camouflage of British armoured fighting vehicles and vehicles were supplied ready-mixed. They matched two British Standards colour ranges: BS381C...

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Bristol Beaufighter © 404 Squadron R.C.A.F.
Mar 20th, 2012 | | Colour Services | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This machine is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at RAF Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944. The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply...

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Baty Arms
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 9 Comments

Heraldic Colours (or Tinctures)

Tinctures One of the main aims of heraldry is to provide easily recognisable symbols and this is achieved by using clear colours and by following strict rules. However, not all of these are colours in the true...

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Wilson Colour Chart
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

The Wilson Colour Chart

In 1938 the British Colour Council issued (in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society) the first volume of a Horticultural Colour Chart, also called The Wilson Colour Chart after Robert F. Wilson, the...

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BCC Cover
Nov 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration

The British Colour Council When the British Colour Council came into being in 1930, the declared aims and objects included the placing of colour determination for the British Empire in British hands and the...

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Lyn
Sep 7th, 2011 | | Colour Services | Portfolio | 2 Comments

Locomotive Lamp

Occasionally I am asked to examine an object that falls outside the usual run of things. In this case it concerned the lamp from a late 19th century American locomotive that had been scrapped decades...

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Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work at Stourhead
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | Comments Off

Stourhead

The Stourton family, the Barons of Stourton, had lived in the Stourhead estate for 700 years when they sold it to Henry Hoare I, son of wealthy banker Sir Richard Hoare in 1717. The original manor house was...

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Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work on this National Trust house
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | No Comments

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy is a 17th century country house and estate near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, now owned by the National Trust. I was sent spectrophotometric data on the colour of a wall in the house and asked...

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