Our approach to crafting our luxury paint is incredibly hands-on – we do everything in our studio and keep a formula for every colour we make. Our pigments are of the highest quality and we only use 12, a combination of mineral, organic and synthetic.
HOW DID YOU BECOME #THECOLOURWOMAN?
By a stroke of pure chance and luck! In Sydney, I started working for Porter’s Paints, the only manufacturer of traditional paint finishes in Australia. This is where I discovered my talent for making and combining colours and textures and colour matching – I finally found what I wanted to do and be.
Since discovering my passion through Porter’s Paints, I travelled the world looking for colours, their origins and their use.
WHEN DID YOU LAUNCH FRANCESCA’S PAINTS?
After 7 years as colourist and manager of various Porter’s Paints shops throughout the Sydney suburbs, I returned to London.
I launched Francesca’s Paints in November 1996 and we are one of the first eco-friendly paint companies in the UK. Eventually, we had to extend our ranges to include traditional paints (eco paints can’t be touched or scrubbed). We care greatly for our planet and are continually evolving our production techniques, colouring and packaging.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I am often told that when it comes to colours, I know exactly what my clients want – a wonderful compliment! I really understand colours and the mood and energies my clients associate with them.
I am comfortable and at ease in making unique, elegant and naturally beautiful colours. I am passionate about this craft and process; transmitting joy through vibrant colours brings me so much happiness.