Gainsborough Wash - featured colour

Gainsborough Wash - featured colour

August 06, 2018

Colour of the month is Gainsborough Wash – a calming neutral colour (for those who want something a bit more interesting than magnolia).

Gainsborough Wash is the ultimate in sophisticated-yet-neutral-backdrops; it is certainly not dominating, but at the same time it's not bland. As a gorgeous blend of yellow and dirty beige with a touch of grey, it compliments many different decorating styles, allowing your furnishings and accessories to take centre stage.

Magnolia baby safe paint
voc free magnolia paint

Gainsborough Wash is a soothing and relaxing colour, and it's versatile too, so if your long-term plans involve changing the use and styling of a room in the future, then you won't have to repaint.

For the nursery, it is a lovely and calming gender-neutral colour; ideal if you'd rather avoid monochromatic white or grey. It works brilliantly with natural wood or white furniture and provides the perfect backdrop for wall-mounted art and pictures.

Neutral nursery paint baby safe
Magnolia baby safe nursery paint

Gainsborough Wash comes in 4 different finishes:

  • Matte - a solid, elegant finish and the best choice for older walls with ‘character’
  • Eggshell - slightly more lustre than the matte and easier to maintain
  • Silk - high sheen finish and the easiest to clean, just wipe with a damp cloth
  • Gloss - provides those finishing touches to wood and metal (both indoor and out) to complete a look

Our beautiful pigment-rich paints are 100% VOC free, antibacterial and they even absorb formaldehyde from the air.


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Four beautiful odourless paint finishes


For a solid, flat and elegant finish that is easy to touch up when required, matte paint is ideal for creating a gentle, soothing finish.  It helps to conceal flaws too, making it a good choice for older walls with "character".


Has slightly more lustre than a matte finish, low-sheen rather than shiny.  This attractive finish resists stains better than matte paint, and is easier to maintain


Creates an attractive and highly durable high sheen finish, an ideal choice if you want to make a room look bigger.  While it is the easiest to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth) Silk paint’s light reflecting properties do make it more difficult to touch up because any difference in sheen will be apparent.  It will make imperfections in your walls more noticeable, so it is worth investing a bit of extra time on surface preparation to make your walls as smooth as possible.  


Even our gloss paint is zero-VOC! An easy-to-apply, non-drip antibacterial gloss paint that provides a hardwearing, wipe-clean finish for interior and exterior wood and metal.  (Please note, the gloss does not share the formaldehyde-absorbing properties of the emulsion paint, but there's still no safer gloss paint on the market!) 


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