For the last three weeks all I’ve known is paint. Matt emulsion, satin emulsion, vinyl emulsion, eggshell, soft distemper, full gloss.
Henceforth, an ode to paint, a poem in three parts: from Farrow & Ball, to Wickes’s own, via middle-of-the-road Dulux, neutrals for all.
NEUTRAL COLOURS FOR ALL! ONE Wimborne White, Savage Ground, Clunch. Timeless, Misty Mountain: a Frosted Dawn, like White Chiffon. Wheat, Barley, Maize, not Fudge. TWO Slipper Satin, a Cat’s Paw. Dimity: Joa’s White, Oxford Stone and London Stone, Manor House Grey: Elephant’s Breath. Nude Glow: Vanilla White, White Cotton, with a Barley Twist. Mushroom, Magnolia, Harvest Moon. Seashell, and Almond, a Biscuit Crunch. THREE Hardwick White, like Skimming Stone, a Stoney Ground, French Grey and Mizzle, Cornford White. White Handkerchief, Perfect Oyster, of Egyptian Cotton, a Mellow Mocha, Perfectly Taupe, a Potters Wheel. Natural Calico, Natural Wicker, Natural Hessian. Ivory – Lily - Lace. Cream, Soft Sand, like Pecan: a Victorian White.