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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  1. Surface Interior Metal
  2. Colour Group Neutrals
  1. Craftsman' s White
    Craftsman' s White


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


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


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


    Pure mineral grey with a vintage feel. Clean and minimal, it offers a good background for brighter colours. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.
  5. Olive Laque
    Olive Laque


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


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


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


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