Modernist

The modernist period (1918-1950) was hugely influential on the architecture and interiors that we see today, with the ethos of “less is more” and “form follows function”.‘Modern’ style, (which is different from contemporary style), is characterised by clean lines and natural materials such as wood, leather, wool and polished metal. White, grey and black are popular, alongside muted tones such as olive green or deep blue.

I have this colour palette in mind
  1. Whites

  2. Greys

  3. Neutrals

  4. Blues

  5. Greens

  6. Pinks & Purples

  7. Darks

  8. Pastels

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Colour Group
  1. Whites

  2. Greys

  3. Neutrals

  4. Blues

  5. Greens

  6. Pinks & Purples

  7. Darks

  8. Pastels

Vintage Styles
  1. Craftsman' s White
    Craftsman' s White

    1829

    A vibrant, modern alternative to brilliant white for illuminating open spaces and light-reflecting walls. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.
  2. Viewforth
    Viewforth

    1829

    A smooth washed white with a powdery brightness that makes it perfect for illuminating light-filled spaces. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.
  3. Exposition Gris
    Exposition Gris

    1829

    Harmonic, shaded grey with subtle honey tones of dark travertine. Will lend warm nuances to shaded walls. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  4. Grisaille
    Grisaille

    1829

    A sumptuous and harmonic grey with subtle honey tones. Inspired by the grisaille oil-painting technique. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  5. Almost Grey
    Almost Grey

    1829

    Pure mineral grey with a vintage feel. Clean and minimal, it offers a good background for brighter colours. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  6. Payne's Grey
    Payne's Grey

    1829

    A dark iron blue with hints of warm grey, this shade was used by 19th century painters as a warmer alternative to black. Inspiration for this colour was taken from the Modernist period. Use with our 1829 White Undercoat.

  7. Olive Laque
    Olive Laque

    1829

    Sophisticated grey-green with an attractive density. Ideal for a vintage-inspired living room or a study. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  8. Lucienne Olive
    Lucienne Olive

    1829

    Modernist icon designer Lucienne Day used this deep and rich tone in her award-winning textiles. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  9. Pullman Green
    Pullman Green

    1829

    A clean, deep charcoal green with an ornamental feel to use in both classical and contemporary interiors. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  10. Dundas
    Dundas

    1829

    Warm and palatable intermediate grey. Complements metals and pale woods in a contemporary kitchen. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.
  11. Chapelle
    Chapelle

    1829

    A rich, silty grey that calls to mind Modernist architecture and makes a great backdrop for paintings. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.
  12. Zeitgeist
    Zeitgeist

    1829

    Volcanic black with a dense warmth and a trace of chalkiness. Sumptuous for a living space or bedroom. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  13. Coachella
    Coachella

    1829

    A natural companion to wood, this warm neutral with plenty of clarity is ideal on paintwork or on timber floors. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  14. Tribune
    Tribune

    1829

    A quintessential Swedish grey for atmospheric northern skies that shimmer and glow as the light changes. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.