COLOUR COLLECTION No.4 Celebrating THIRTY YEARS of Plain English, we have created a simple collection of six new paint colours in ‘elemental’ shades, inspired by the materials traditionally dedicated to celebrate each anniversary year. A tradition that comes from the Middle Ages, each year is represented by a material that is increasingly resilient and strong.

Paper, sugar, pottery, tin and linen form the basis of our palette, with pearl being the most precious, honouring our thirtieth year. This collection was put together by Kate Shaw.

This ANNIVERSARY Colour Collection No.4 is influenced by some of the more practical colours used in the vast working kitchens found in great houses and estates, which continue to influence the thoughtful details we are known for.

37. PAPER PARCEL

PAPER PARCEL is a creamy shade of ecru, tinged with green, drawn from the everyday pallor of a traditional ‘newsprint’ paper.

38. SUGAR SIFTER

SUGAR SIFTER is the sweetest of shades, buttery soft with a delicate rose tinted hue, it will envelop any room in a blanket of comfort.

39. POTTERY MUG

Bernard Leach pottery inspired the elemental, muddy tones o f POTTERY MUG a deep, earthy drab, the perfect backdrop to set off the most delicate of details.

40. TIN CHEST

TIN CHEST is an intense, warm, thundercloud grey as solid and resilient as the material itself.

41. SLUB LINEN

This pleasing greyish, powdery blue SLUB LINEN, is evocative of a haze of flax against pale grey Suffolk sky.

42. PEARL HANDLE

An enigmatic shade, PEARL HANDLE appears as a whisper of watery green and in another light a sublime silver haze, created in honour of the precious shell, prized for thousands of years.