V&A Classic Paint Collection Launch! Colours inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design will soon be available for the first time as a luxury interior paint range.
The news of the V&A paint collection launch is rather exciting as Mr T and I are hoping to undertake a little renovation on our place in 2017, expect to see a little more interior inspiration popping up around here.
A selection of 40 distinctive colours inspired by the V&A’s unique architecture and decorative interiors will allow you to bring the palette of the Museum into your own home. I love the classic, distinctive but understated colours you see in the interiors of the national museums, galleries and country houses, so I’m excited to be able to access the paint colour range.
Highlights from the 40 strong colour palette will include Reuben Red, a rich Victorian red echoing colours used in fabrics and carpets at the time and named after Reuben Townroe, who worked on architectural decorations for the South Kensington Museum, as the V&A was then known. Owen’s Teal is a rich sea-green, taken from designer Owen Jones’s original decorations for the Museum’s early Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Rooms, considered 2017’s on-trend colour for homes.
The architect who designed the V&A’s main building, Aston Webb, is honoured with rich grey with a hint of warmth – Webb Grey – whilst Trajan’s Column, a contemporary white colour is based on the monumental plaster cast displayed in the Museum’s Cast Courts. The 19th century cast replicates the original Roman triumphal column which dates to the 1st century AD.
The V&A Classic Paint Collection will be available in four finishes: Matt Emulsion, Eggshell, Gloss and Masonry and suited to furniture, walls, ceilings and woodwork for interiors and exteriors.
The full range will be revealed in Spring 2017, when the collection will launch in retailers and online, so excited.