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Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 24, 2013

Bespoke Color from an Accidental Decorator

Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 24, 2013

One of our favorite kitchen outfitters, Plain English, has teamed up with Accidental Decorator Adam Bray to develop a collection of “colors for cupboards,” which are bolder and a departure from the muted colors we have come to associate with the company’s understated Georgian-inspired designs. “This is a palette of 12 diverse but inherently English colors, taking inspiration from the now almost forgotten, everyday shades of the 20th century,” says Katie Fontanta, the creative director and founder of Plain English. For more information, contact Plain English.

Plain English Marylebone showroom, Draughty Passage and Dripping Tap, Remodelista

Above: The island is painted in "Dripping Tap."

Plain English Marylebone showroom, Draughty Passage, Remodelista

Above: "Draughty Passage" is used as a background color on the cabinets and on the walls.

Plain English Marylebone showroom, Scullery Latch and Pretty Pickle, Remodelista  

Above: "Pretty Pickle" is used on the trim to contrast with "Scullery Latch."

Plain English Marylebone showroom, Palette of Twelve Colors, Remodelista

Above: The palette of 12 colors on display in the Marylebone showroom.

Plain English Marylebone showroom, Scullery Latch, Remodelista

Above: Brightly colored aprons hang against a background of "Scullery Latch."

N.B. if you enjoyed these colors, see House Call: London's Accidental Decorator to see how Adam Bray uses color in his own home.

Selecting colors is never easy, but doing research is part of the fun. See Palette & Paints for many more options.



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