Nina Campbell, the grande dame of English decorating, has an equally accomplished tribe: Her daughter, Rita Konig, a former Domino editor, is now a contributor to T Magazine (oh, she also wrote a nice blurb for our Remodelista book). Another daughter, Alice Deen, works at Nina Campbell in PR, and her son, Max Konig, runs the business end. Now, Nina’s niece, Vanessa Galloway (she runs the design firm Konig Interiors with her husband, Jasper), has launched a line of eco-friendly paints.
“We founded Konig Colours after we found ourselves frustrated at the range and depth of paint colors available in the UK,” the couple says. Working with Paintplus, they’ve devised a range of “brilliant, diverse, and beautiful paint colors that’s not just available to decorators and private clients, but to the decorating-mad British public as well.” The line is sold at Nina Campbell’s London shop and online at Konig Colours. Tres jolie.
Above: A pastiche of colors. Konig paints are all water-based and are described as “very low in VOCs and heavy-metal free.” (Puzzling over the meaning of this? Read Meredith’s Remodeling 101 report: All You Need to Know About VOCs in Paint.)
Above: A bathtub painted in a subtle ochre.
Above: A color chart on display at London design show Decorex.
Above: The paint card.
Above: A sample pot. See more at Konig Colours.
For other small paint lines, take a look at:
- 5 British Boutique Paint Companies
- 5 Boutique Paint Lines from Down Under
- The Unbuttoned Palette: Sexy Paint Colors from Paris
- 10 Eco-Friendly Paints