Colours inspired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) will soon be available for the first time as a luxury interior paint range.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
A selection of 40 colours inspired by the V&A’s architecture and decorative interiors has been created by Master Paintmakers, part of a global manufacturing group that develops paint and surface coatings for leading brands.
The V&A Classic Paint Collection will use ‘the finest pigments to achieve the highest quality paint product available in its category’.
The range will be available in four finishes: Matt Emulsion, Eggshell, Gloss and Masonry and suited to furniture, walls, ceilings and woodwork for interiors and exteriors.
Highlights include Owen’s Teal (pictured): a rich sea-green, taken from designer Owen Jones’ original decorations for the museum’s early Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Rooms.
The architect who designed the V&A’s main building, Aston Webb, is honoured with Webb Grey: a rich grey with a hint of warmth.
Reuben Red is a rich Victorian red, echoing colours used in fabrics and carpets at the time. It is named after Reuben Townroe, who worked on architectural decorations for the South Kensington Museum, as the V&A was then known.
The V&A Classic Paint Collection is already in use in select galleries at the museum. The full range will be revealed in Spring 2017, when the collection will launch in-store and online.
Owen’s Teal is one of 40 colours in the new V&A Classic Paint Collection