Adooring Colour

Written on 14th May 2020

Left: Scotch Blue No.W24 in Full Gloss, Right: Crimson Red No.W93 in Exterior Eggshell


To celebrate the launch of our Colour By Nature palette in our long-lasting Exterior Eggshell finish, some of the UK’s most inspirational design and lifestyle founders have repainted their front doors.

We partnered with style experts Collagerie to create a series of six delightful doors. Each of the tastemakers was invited to reconnect to the outside world by choosing their favourite colour from the Colour by Nature Palette to refresh the entrance to their home or business.



Serena Hood with Duck Green

When I saw this colour, I knew it was ‘the one’ – subtle and eye-catching at the same time. It looks beautiful set amongst the leaves of our tree lined street. As you can imagine my daughters love the fact it is called Duck Green.

– Serena

Former Executive Fashion Director at British Vogue, Serena is now the co-founder of Collagerie. She began her career at Marc Jacobs in New York working in merchandising, where her love of colour and print really began. Serena is a self-confessed dress obsessive and her style feels glossy, elegant and effortless.

Serena's front door looks timeless painted in our deep Duck Green in an Exterior Eggshell finish. This strong but subdued colour offers a contemporary look, especially against the crisp bright colours of her London townhouse. 

Anna Mason with Crimson Red

I chose Crimson Red because it’s actually pink which is my favourite colour. It’s so cheerful and it’s the only pink door on my street.

– Anna

British designer Anna Mason launched her London studio in 2012 after a career that took her from the Royal College of Art to the design teams of Karl Lagerfeld, MaxMara and Valentino. Anna specialises in creating bold but romantic silhouettes, think ruffles and nipped-in waists, to create womanly, high powered pieces that turn heads.

Our deep, warm pink, Crimson Red in an Exterior Eggshell finish creates a similar aesthetic on Anna's door. The rich and romantic nature of the colour is perfectly balanced by its depth and vibrancy, and mirrors the colours of the garden roses perfectly.

Jessica McCormack with Scotch Blue

I love putting blue and black together and thought Scotch Blue was the perfect inky shade to pair with the black of the townhouse.

– Jessica

Jessica McCormack is a Mayfair-based jewellery designer known globally for her emphasis on British craftsmanship & beautifully distinct aesthetic. She has successfully melded traditional techniques with contemporary, heirloom-inspired design to create timeless and truly wearable, jewellery that works from brunch or to dinner.

Her front door features Scotch Blue in our Full Gloss finish. This richly pigmented colour brings a smart look to her entrance and the lacquered finish feels incredibly luxurious.

India Whalley with Sap Green

I have chosen the really lovely green colour Sap Green for our front door, in the hope it will bring us a little closer to nature as we wait for summer (and our plants) to arrive!

– India

After buying a selection of Murano glassware on an impulsive trip to a Parisian flea market, Interior Designer India Whalley founded Edition 94, a homeware store in London showcasing vintage treasures and bespoke pieces. She is a champion for sustainability and strives to support up and coming artists with The Dot Project, an art gallery in the heart of Chelsea.

India chose earthy Sap Green in Exterior Eggshell for her front door, in the hopes of bringing a dose of nature to her home. It feels fresh against the bright painted brick and complements the garden greenery perfectly.

Rose Mann with Lake Red

I adore this colour because it reminds me of walking the streets of Cartagena a few summers ago.

– Rose

Rose Mann is co-founder of Portobello Road hotspot, the Farm Girl Café, which has stolen the hearts of so many with it’s refreshing approach to wellness. When she moved to London after a childhood growing up on a cattle farm in Australia, Mann noticed a gap in the market of healthy, wholesome food and great coffee.

To update the doors of the Notting Hill Farm Girl, Rose chose our vibrant Lake Red in Exterior Eggshell, an adventurous colour inspired by the petals of red tulips, that feels happy and energising - the perfect accompaniment to those legendary Rose Latte's.

Lucinda Chambers with Deep Reddish Brown

I love this colour… it’s not just any brown. It has such depth, is so warm and it feels like walking through my favourite chocolate every time I come and go. And as for the shine… brilliant!

– Lucinda

Known for her 25-year tenure as Fashion Director at British Vogue, Lucinda Chambers directed some of fashion’s most memorable shoots. Now, as co-owner of Collagerie, she is using her refined taste and eclectic style to drive the ethos and success of the online shopping platform.

Lucinda chose Deep Reddish Brown in Full Gloss for her front door, a warm earthy hue that creates a dramatic entrance to her London home. Once a popular shade for traditional country houses, this colour feels contemporary and timeless against the crisp white exterior and brings a touch of the countryside to the city.

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