Some of the Work that we do with Colour

By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Architectural Paint Specialists Papers and Paints Ltd London

On 1st January 2007 Papers and Paints were granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen

PAPERS and PAINTS
•Nearly 50 years of colour matching •Approx half a million paint colours stored on electronic database •Cross referencing between ranges •Most forms of colour notation supported

PAPERS and PAINTS
•Most lighting conditions accommodated •Metamerism can be avoided or predicted •Nearest RAL or British Standard colour identified

PAPERS and PAINTS
•Colours are matched and given a reference number •Paints can be reproduced at will in any size and quantity •We are still mixing colours that we first formulated over thirty years ago

Patrick Baty runs Papers and Paints. He has written, taught and lectured on the use of paint and colour in architecture for many years He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgian Group and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Patrick Baty
Patrick comes from a line of colourists – his great grandfather, the artist Robert Polhill Bevan, was described by a former director of the National Gallery as being “perhaps the first Englishman to use pure colour in the 20th Century.” Bevan’s wife, Stanisława de Karłowska, also a successful artist combined a modernist style with colours inspired by her native Poland.

Colour Matching
• Existing paint • Other ranges / obsolete colours • Wallpapers and fabrics • Coloured objects • Either in the shop or on site

Colour Matching

We are often asked to reproduce obsolete colours

1930’s colours reproduced for specific projects

1930’s colours reproduced for specific projects

BS 2660: 1955 Range
1950’s colours reproduced for specific projects

1950’s colours reproduced for specific projects

Colour Surveys
• Colour measurements taken • Existing colours identified or matched • Maintenance schedule prepared • Great savings in time and expense

Example of colour schedule produced after a colour survey

Colour Measurement

We are frequently asked to match the existing paint colour on an object. Here a sentry box at Kensington Palace is being measured with a spectrophotometer

Colour Measurement

Over the last fifteen years we have measured and stored several hundred thousand paint colours with the spectrophotometer. These are stored on a PC and close matches can be found for most new colours

Colour Measurement

Apsley House
Gate piers painted to match Portland stone

Colour Survey

Apsley House
We also carried out a colour survey of the interior

Colour Survey
Boodles’
St James’s

Paints matched to existing and maintenance schedule prepared

Colour Measurement
Royal Naval College
Greenwich Painted Hall The existing colours were measured to produce a new colour for the dado

Colour Measurement
Royal Naval College
Greenwich Painted Hall An average was made of the existing colours on the upper walls and a match produced for the dado

Colour Survey

Brooks’s, St James’s
A survey was made of the existing paint colours and a maintenance schedule prepared

Colour Measurement

St James’s Palace
Surfaces were matched in various parts of the building

Colour Survey

Spencer House
A colour survey was carried out and colours matched

Colour Measurement

Wilton House

Colour Measurement

Wilton House
Little Smoking Room

A fragment of the wall surface on a paint matched to the overall colour of the stippled finish

Colour Survey
Each web of the vaulted ceiling had been painted in a different colour when John Fowler supervised the decoration in the 1960s. We carried out a survey in order to be able to reproduce the colours

Wilton House
Wyatt Cloisters

Colour Measurement

All Saints, Margaret Street
Old paint on organ pipes measured and matched

Colour Measurement

Carlton Club

Colour Measurement

Carlton Club
Old colours matched

Colour Measurement

City of Bath
Numerous examples of Bath stone measured to match in paint

Colour Measurement

Hampton Court Palace

Colour Measurement

Hove – Private House
1890s painted scheme measured and matched

Colour Survey

Home House
A survey of the colours was carried out

Colour Survey

Home House
A maintenance schedule was prepared

Colour Measurement
St Michael & All Angels
Bedford Park Interior fittings were measured in order to produce paint for the redecoration of this 1870s church

Colour Survey

Newhailes, East Lothian
A colour survey was made of the building

Colour Measurement

Carlton House Terrace
Foreign Secretary’s Residence Colours have been matched for repair work

Colour Measurement

6 Fitzroy Square
Georgian Group Headquarters

Colour Measurement

6 Fitzroy Square
The Portland stone was measured to produce a paint for the ground floor façade

Colour Measurement

London Oratory

Colour Measurement

Soane Museum
Various rooms have been measured and the paint matched

Colour Measurement

St Yeghiche's Armenian Church

Colour Measurement

Kensington Palace
Numerous colours measured and matched over the years

Colour Measurement

Kensington Palace
Orangery

Colour Measurement
Kensington Palace
Orangery
A wooden plinth had been built to prevent the base of the statue being damaged. We were asked to produce a textured paint in a colour to match the Portland stone base

Colour Measurement

Kensington Palace, Orangery
The walls and panelling were measured in order to produce matching paint colours.

Colour Measurement
Stourhead
Wiltshire
The National Trust sent us the colour reflectance data of a ceiling in one of the rooms and we were able to match the colour without visiting the site

Colour Measurement
Kingston Lacy
Dorset
The National Trust sent us the colour reflectance data of the walls in the Library and we were able to match the colour without visiting the site

Colour Measurement
Mount Stewart
County Down
The National Trust sent us the colour reflectance data of the staircase wall and we were able to match the colour without visiting the site

Colour Measurement

YWCA Central Club
The colours on the Adam ceilings were matched for the recent refurbishment

Colour Measurement
Clifton Lodge
Ballet Rambert
The existing exterior paint colours were matched

Colour Measurement
Downing Street
Initially we were asked to match the colour of a sentry box. Other colour work has also been carried out on the interior

Colour Survey
Syon Park
Great Hall
The painted scheme of John Fowler has been measured to enable a seamless repaint. Paint colours in other rooms have also been measured and matched

Colour Measurement
Kew Palace
We measured and matched some of the painted schemes that existed when the Palace was occupied by King George III

Colour Measurement

Kew Palace

Colour Survey
Lancaster House
A colour survey was made of the State Rooms and proposals made for the rationalisation of the decoration

Colour Measurement
Dover House
The Scotland Office We have carried out on-site colour measurement in order to produce paint for small scale repairs

Colour Measurement
Foreign Office
Not only did we identify the original colour of the external ironwork, but we have also matched paint in various locations

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