Stockwell Green No.203


The building works are coming on, although there’s still a great deal to go (she says as she looses electricity and internet again), but we’re far enough down the line I’ve started to allow myself the infinite pleasure of looking at paint charts and buying sample pots, because paint has that magical ability to turn an ordinary room into the stuff of dreams.


And there are some interesting brands to choose from – take Mylands – the oldest British paint manufacturers still owned (four generations and counting) and managed by it’s founding family who remain the only paint manufacturer still producing paint in London.

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The joy of their colours comes from their attached history, and the fact that unlike many other manufacturers, they still use earth pigments in their paints.

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Recognise this place? It’s the kitchen from Downton Abbey..with a paint colour I’ve lusted over many a Sunday night.


Empire grey and Amber grey by Mylands no less.

Well, if it’s good enough for Mrs Patmore…

Laters, Kate x


  1. thelinencat & rockcottageyear

    I thought of you as I looked at paint charts for choosing a paint colour for a new larder cupboard. I’m looking at the F&B ‘neutrals’ palette, to match the rest of the house but I’m twitching to go dark. Bethx