We’re constantly on the hunt for eco-friendly, non-petroleum-derived paints, so we were pleased to (re)discover Bauwerk Colour, makers of limewash paints. The company was founded in Australia in the early aughts by husband-wife team Andreas and Bronywn Ridel, who set out to create the world’s most beautiful natural paint. Twenty years later, Bauwerk Colour produces zero-V.O.C. limewashes using clay, minerals, and natural pigments and remains committed to sustainability.
“We utilize a simple elemental cycle of earth, fire, water, and air,” Bronwyn says. “Limewash is a thin layer of limestone that dries on your wall by taking in carbon dioxide from the air, just as plants do. With a PH level of 14 and antibacterial qualities, it is free from biocides, formaldehydes, and preservatives.” (You can read more about it in Remodeling 101 and this DIY.)
Bauwerk Colour is also known for its collaborations with design world titans like House of Grey and Abigail Ahern. Its most recent release, the Neighbourhood Collection, is in partnership with boutique hotel group The Hoxton. The line is composed of nine earthy paints that correspond with specific locations of The Hoxton, from Berlin and Edinburgh to Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Let’s take a look.
Photography courtesy of The Hoxton.
For our original post on Bauwerk Colour—way back in 2016—see Bauwerk Color: Australian Limewash Paint.
And for more on palettes and paints, see:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks
- British Invasion: A Sought-After UK Paint Company Comes to Connecticut
- Mylands: Plant-Based Emulsion Paint, Made from Olive Pits