A Carnival of Colour with Paint Library London

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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It’s a bright and beautiful day at Paint Library London, Elystan Street. Chelsea Green is alive with colour as shops, homes and pubs celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

From 21st - 25th May Britain’s most prestigious flower show takes place in the grounds of Chelsea Hospital. 

At Paint Library London, we’re embracing the festivities by showcasing our favourite summer colours from Paint & Paper Library.

Produce understated elegance with our colours: Chelsea Green II, Newlands, Storm

Produce understated elegance with our colours: Chelsea Green II, Newlands, Storm

This week we've been inspired to create floral schemes with a combination of current Paint & Paper Library colours and a few from our Archive Collection to create a unique and fresh pallette.  

These colours will bring the vibrant tones of your garden striaght into your home. Come to our showroom to buy a sample pot, and immerse yourself in the full summer range.

And if that ins't enough, flowers can sing from your walls too. Hugo Dalton's Tresco range is bursting with both delicate and dramatic floral designs. Eye-catching fabrics from Hugh St Clair and Seabag Textiles complete any scheme.  

Looking to be inspired by the colours of summer?
Whether you’re re-styling a new room this month, or simply looking for the confidence to try out new colours, get inspired by a one-on-one Colour Consultation session.
Our talented team of experts work with you to create schemes you love, adding tones and styles to compliment your interiors. Consultations can be done at our studio in the heart of Chelsea, or one of our team can visit you at your home or on-site.

Irises create a fresh and playful scheme: Irises, Gamboge, Pollen, Slate II

Irises create a fresh and playful scheme: Irises, Gamboge, Pollen, Slate II

Living with Colour: Shona Stopford Sackville

Shona Stopford Sackville


When it comes to the world of interiors, Shona Stopford Sackville is a true force of inspiration.

Shona founded McKinney & Co in 1991, one of the UK’s most trusted designers of window furniture. Over 28 years later, her aesthetic style continues to influence. The company’s bespoke, traditionally designed window and door decorative furniture adorn some of the world’s finest homes. It’s no surprise that Shona counts the Queen and Prime Minister in her client list.

To mark the lauch of Paint Library London Archive collection, we chatted with Shona about how some of these classic colours would make an exciting pairing with her own designs.

Hi Shona, it’s great to have you on here. What are your favourite Paint & Paper Library Colours from the Paint Library London showroom and why did you pick them?

Thanks guys, it’s great to see some old favourite colours from the Archive. For my first choice I think I’ll pick Chalcedony. It’s got such a soft and calming feel to it, I think it would work well as a subtle backdrop to some of my designs.

My second is Nash II, which sits at the other end of the spectrum. It’s got a brightness and a boldness that would be brilliant for highlights.

What is your earliest memory of colour?

I was born and raised in the Bahamas, so the magnificent array of blue and greens that make up the ocean is still my favourite and most cherished memory of colour.

What colour is your favourite possession or room?

My yellow coat. I just couldn’t live without it.

4.) Can you define your aesthetic style in three words?

Fun, eclectic, colourful



Why not have a Colour Consultation with Paint Library London’s talented team of experts?

With decades of interiors experience, our professionals work with you to create schemes you love, giving you confidence to build a special style and personality for your home.

Simply leave your email and phone number with us, and we’ll give you a call to arrange a session.