Tag : Common colours

18th Century Interior
Sep 6th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Palette of Historic Paints

This article was originally published as "Palette of Historic Paints" in Country Life, 20th February 1992: 56-57. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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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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Duresco Colour Card
Nov 7th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 12 Comments

Duresco – King of Water Paints

Duresco - the King of Water Paints "DURESCO on your Walls will bring DIGNITY, FRESHNESS and BEAUTY to your Home". At the very beginning of the twentieth century it was announced that: The Guildhall, London...

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Caspar Grey
Oct 30th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | 7 Comments

The Perfect Grey (or is it “Gray”?)

A sequence of very pale Pure greys produced by Papers and Paints (SC371-SC375). The sequence continues in gradual steps to off-black It is generally accepted that "Grey" is the English spelling for an achromatic or...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the interior and exterior of the house
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | 1 Comment

The Benjamin Franklin House

The stairs - note that this was taken before the glaze was applied (see below) Craven Street was originally known as Spur Alley until it was redeveloped by William Craven, afterwards 5th Baron Craven, from 1728. A...

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Handel House Museum (small)
Nov 16th, 2010 | | Museums | Recent projects | 4 Comments

Handel House Museum, London

My paint analysis of the house once occupied by George Frideric Handel proved one of the more complex that I have undertaken.  During its many years as an antique shop the interior had been altered substantially...

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