Colours of London Summer Collection

With so much time at home in this unprecedented time, many of us have an opportunity to spring clean and spruce up our homes like never before. Hopefully by the summer the disruption and difficult times caused by Covid-19 will be over and we will start the second half of 2020 on better ground.

We’re delighted to introduce a fresh new palette - the Colours of London Summer Collection - inspired by Mylands’ hometown and the historic architecture and landmarks of the city as seen in the summer light and taken from our ever-popular Colours of London range.

Smithfield & Covent Garden Floral

The edit of 18 colours has been carefully curated to feel fresh, bringing an exciting chromatic energy to any interior, while at the same time having a familiar and timeless appeal. Since its inception in 1884, Mylands has earned a reputation for colour expertise, meticulously devising and creating colours to bring out the best in any interior. A rarity in modern paint production, Mylands continues to carry out much of its colour creation by eye, believing that a digital colour match cannot compete with the craftsman’s touch. Mylands considers its master colourmen to be the best in the business.

Floral Street & Greenwich Time

Mint Street & Long Acre

Soho House & Fitzrovia

Golden Square & Notting Hill

Throughout its 135-year history, Mylands has built up a rich archive of samples and fragments of historic paints, wallpapers, distempers and plasters, which have then been matched to paints, giving them an unrivalled catalogue of timeless colours to work with. Complemented by modern hues, the overall palette is an edit of enduring and exciting colours.

Stockwell Green & Clerkenwell

All colours are available in Marble Matt and Wood & Metal finishes.

 

 

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Covent Garden Floral and Smithfield

An inviting hallway with a confident use of Covent Garden Floral to give a bright pop of colour. Covent Garden Floral is a colour taken from a wallpaper document found in a house in Covent Garden. Smithfield: A warm neutral from Mylands’ archives, originally created for a residence in Smithfield.

Covent Garden Floral Smithfield

Floral Street & Greenwich Time

A hint of colour with the beautifully understated Floral Street - a desaturated yellow that will bring freshness to any interior. Floral Street was inspired by Nottingham Ochre, a pigment traditionally used by London colourmen before modern paint colours were introduced. Greenwich Time is a light off-white with blue undertones which takes its name from The Royal Observatory clock face.

Floral Street Greenwich Time

Mint Street & Long Acre

A tonal blue and green palette which feels fresh and modern, and pairs beautifully with simple natural textures. The colours work well together, adding a point of interest without being overbearing. Mint Street: This traditional shade was renamed after this evocative London street name. Long Acre: This shade is dedicated to one of the earliest recorded sales of blue paint, to a Mrs. Adams of Long Acre in 1777.

Mint Street Long Acre

Soho House & Fitzrovia

A warm and light palette gives a welcoming feel and works well as a backdrop for a punch of stronger colour. Soho House: Colour used on a house in London’s Soho. With deep tones of magenta, this shade is rich and warm. Fitzrovia: An artistic and bohemian enclave of London since the 1820s, and the inspiration for this subtle shade.

Soho House Fitzrovia

Golden Square & Notting Hill

A playful child’s room with light, fresh colours used in an unexpected way, with Golden Square bringing a cheerful shot of ochre yellow that works well with the cool tones of Notting Hill. Golden Square: a deeply evocative colour inspired by the boutiques and bistros in the streets around Soho’s Golden Square. Notting Hill: This colour is reproduced from a paint sample discovered in Notting Hill.

Golden Square Notting Hill

Stockwell Green & Clerkenwell

A soft, calm interior with a green accent tone that is so gentle it works as a neutral colour. Stockwell Green: The site of the original Mylands shop opened in 1884. A mixture of dark Georgian and rich apple green. Clerkenwell: An off-white shade, with the natural tones of China clay. Clerkenwell was once a centre for traditional colour pigments.

Stockwell Green Clerkenwell

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