New looks for autumn
Country Life UK|October 06, 2021
The latest paint colours, selected by Amelia Thorpe
Amelia Thorpe

Special effects

Rose of Jericho, the Dorset-based specialist in materials for traditional and historic buildings, offers a range of handmade products, including limewashes and distempers. Vapour permeable and long used to allow buildings to ‘breathe’, they are designed for the decoration of porous building materials, including lime plasters and renders, limestone, soft brick, cobs, and daub. Made using natural binders, fillers, and artist’s-quality earth and mineral powder pigments, limestone and distemper have a softness of texture and lack of uniformity, with subtle variations of color and tone rarely matched in modern coatings—which is also the reason why designers are now revisiting the materials to create dry brush effects with a rustic depth of hue and tonal interest. Prices start from £39.48 for 5L of pure limewash and from £51 for 2.5L of casein distemper (01305 237619; www. roseofjericho.co.uk)

Sunshine ahead

Farrow & Ball’s color curator Joa Studholme predicts a return of cheerful hues in 2022, including sunny Babouche, shown here combined with timeless School House White, both £49.50 for 2.5L of estate emulsion (01202 876141; www.farrow-ball.com)

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