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January 2023 News

Jan 2023

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a good Christmas and a pleasant beginning of the year. For us, this year is starting a little slower than normal. This is because we are both recovering from recent operations, meaning we will open on Monday 16th January. We are extremely pleased that the Postcard from Barra Collection has gathered so much attention and that Francesca’s Paints has been awarded a New Year Honours from The English Home Magazine. The English Home’s highly respected annual awards celebrate the most covetable products, notable brands and inspiring designers bringing comfort and joy to…

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December 2022 News

Dec 2022

We are incredibly proud that Ana Engelhorn has used our colours throughout her wonderful Period 2 Listed Property in Surrey. The property, featured in the Saturday Times Magazine in November, looks absolutely splendid. Ana is a designer that is not afraid of using colours, embracing them and combining them in the most sublime way. Even though Ana chooses strong colours, because they are all of the same tone, they work beautifully together and they actually create a calm and uplifting feeling. In this property not one wall has been left white. The house has been painted with our Eco Emulsion, breathable and…

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Introducing our new Colour Collection – Postcard from Barra


Inspired by the beautiful untamed landscape of the Outer Hebridean island of Barra, Francesca’s Paints’ new ‘Postcard from Barra’ collection features five coordinated colours, each drawing on elements of the island’s natural world, from its breathtaking white sandy beaches to its green rocky hills. Wanting to capture the calming tranquil feel of Barra when mixing the collection, Francesca says: ‘The colours came to me immediately – I could see five nature-inspired colours that elicited a sense of peace and serenity. This is a sophisticated, timeless collection suited to every room and every style of interior.’ Each colour within the collection…

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November 2022 News

Nov 2022

We are terribly proud of our latest collection Postcard from Barra. It contains five elegant, timeless colours inspired by my stay in the Isle of Barra this summer. These colours look wonderful on their own or paired up with the other colours of the collection, creating a stylish pallet. Penelope Chivers We are honoured that our Eco Emulsion has been used in the wonderful Notting Hill shop of Penelope Chilvers in Ledbury Street, London. We made two wonderful bespoke colours for this project and the paint was applied by Tess Newall, the leading decorative artist in the UK. The result is absolutely…

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October 2022 News

Oct 2022

And so, autumn arrives after a wonderful long summer. This year, we were temporarily closed from July until the beginning of September so that we could finally digitise our formulas; a task that could only be done by me. I had a program especially designed for this. I managed to record 900 formulas, with many more to be done, but this is definitely a good start. We also redesigned our website and created an amazing new colour collection ‘Postcard from Barra’ – more details to follow in November. Summer In July we went to the Isle of Barra, in the…

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