A classic taupe
Named to reflect our traditionally rooted history, Archive is a stronger, warmer version of Joa’s White. Perceived by many as a classic taupe, it has a slightly cleaner feel than Oxford Stone and creates a rich glow in any room. This colour works particularly well in dimly lit rooms if you want to create a cosy environment, but can be surprisingly orange in brighter spaces.
Available in our brand new Dead Flat® finish for walls, woodwork and metal.
Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones
Complementary white: Dimity
Rated 5 out of 5 by Griffonster from Pleasantly Surprised I only stumbled upon Archive because I'd stumbled upon Wet Sand. And Wet Sand being a triumph in the sitting room Archive seemed a sensible, if somewhat tame choice, for the dining room next door. Except the moment it was on the walls Archive proved remarkably potent and somehow familiar, like the melody of a song not heard for years, or a whiff of scent someone from your past used to wear. I don't know how a colour so quiet and unassuming can be so persuasive, or hold its own against the more saturated Wet Sand, I can only be grateful.
Date published: 2022-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMNH from Samples The F&B website makes it easy to order samples so you get a chance to see the colour working at home.
Date published: 2022-01-09