Category : History

Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook
Dec 9th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | Comments Off

Pea Green

Fresh Peas - with thanks to Gerry the Cook Pea Green is a colour name that immediately conjures up an image, but on reflection is it the colour of fresh peas, frozen peas, tinned peas or (forgive the accent) mushy...

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BS Flat Finishes
Dec 2nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | No Comments

Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration

British Standard 1572: 1949 Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration was a range of paint colours designed for the Ministry of Works for the purpose of interior decoration. This range of 17 colours (two...

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John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl
Nov 27th, 2011 | | History | 3 Comments

The Art of Painting in Oyl (2)

John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl may perhaps lay claim to being the first house-painting manual in the English language. At least that was the conclusion that I reached after a lengthy analysis of...

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John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl
Nov 27th, 2011 | | History | No Comments

The Art of Painting in Oyl (1)

John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oyl may perhaps lay claim to being the first house-painting manual in the English language. At least that was the conclusion that I reached after a lengthy analysis of...

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Handel House Bedroom - Matthew Hollow
Nov 13th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | 7 Comments

The Hierarchy of Colour in Eighteenth Century Decoration

Lead Colour in the Handel House Museum © Matthew Hollow - with thanks to the Museum The use of colour in the decoration of early eighteenth century interiors was much more straightforward and austere than many...

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