Design Centre Stories

Hues from History

Colony is hosting a new brand in its showroom, British paint company Mylands. Founded in 1884 when John Myland set up his first shop in Lambeth, south London, it is still family-run four generations later, and has been a royal warrant-holder since 1985.

Mylands’ latest Archive collection consists of 12 colours inspired by the company’s long history, yet perfectly suited to the modern day. The shades have their origins in the incredible library of bespoke colours developed for clients over the years, as well as the books of the British Colour Council, the industry standards body of the 1930s–1950s that prescribed standard colours for certain industries.

The range includes moody, atmospheric dark tones such as ‘Empire Violet No 80’ (one of the British Colour Council shades); cheerful brights such as ‘Enamel Blue No 78’; and nuanced neutrals such as ‘Egerton Place No 297’, an earthy mushroom pink first devised for a home in the west London square of the same name (all pictured).

Colony, Second Floor, Centre Dome