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  • Alex Thorpe

Let's talk about paint, baby!

When it comes to a cost effective way to transform your home, paint is our number one choice. From painting walls, to tiles, to furniture, a couple of coats can refresh a room instantly. Luckyily for us, the UK is home to some fabulous paint companies, each offering a variety of paint colours and types. But have you ever wondered what differentiates a tin of Dulux pebble grey from Farrow & Ball's Elephants breath? In this post we will explore some of the UK's finest paint suppliers, and what sets them apart from others in the market.

Farrow & Ball

A household name, Farrow & Ball are renowned for their high quality range of paints and wallpapers. Their brand conjures images of old English manor houses or central London apartments carefully decorated with their carefully curated palette of colours. Elephants Breath and Railings are some of their more popular colours but they are starting to branch out into more spicy colours such as Bamboozle and Babouche.

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With a commitment to quality and a reputation for exceptional pigmentation, Farrow & Ball is a go to choice of paint supplier for many homeowners seeking luxury and longevity.

Little Greene

Another prominent paint supplier known for it's commitment to quality and the environment. Little Greene places a strong emphasis on sustainability, with their paints being water-based, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds), and eco-friendly. Their dedication to both colour and eco-consciousness has made them a popular choice among environmentally conscious consumers.

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‘Re:mix’ by Little Greene is a collection of left-over, unwanted paints, reformulated into a beautiful, matt finish for interior walls and ceilings.


Sanderson is a brand steeped in British heritage and known for its timeless elegance. With a history dating back to 1860, Sanderson offers a range of paints that embody classic British style and craftsmanship. Their collection features a diverse selection of colours, from subtle neutrals to vibrant tones, allowing you to create a variety of moods and aesthetics. Sanderson's dedication to quality and attention to detail make them a reliable choice for those seeking a touch of refined sophistication.

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Dulux is a household name in the UK and is widely recognized for its extensive range of paints and coatings. With a focus on innovation and colour expertise, Dulux offers a diverse palette of colours suitable for any design project. From their timeless Dulux Trade range to their popular Dulux Easycare collection, designed to withstand everyday stains and spills, Dulux caters to a broad spectrum of needs. Their commitment to research and development ensures that their products meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

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There are over 1,200 Dulux paint colours, so hopefully you can find the perfect shade for your home.


For those seeking eco-friendly paint options, Earthborn is a UK paint supplier that stands out. Their paints are created using natural ingredients, including clay, earth pigments, and plant extracts. Earthborn paints are low in VOCs and have minimal impact on indoor air quality, making them a popular choice among environmentally conscious individuals. With their soft, muted colour palette and emphasis on sustainability, Earthborn offers a unique range of paints that are both kind to the environment and visually stunning.

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Annie Sloan

Oxford-based Annie Sloan pioneered Chalk Paint 25 years ago, and it’s still the stuff of legends. Eliminating the need for priming and sanding, this is the cheat’s shortcut to turning old unloved furniture into new beautifully cherished pieces. Versatile enough to achieve a myriad of decorative effects, Chalk Paint’s colour palette is inspired by 18th and 20th century design, but colours are mixable to create your own variations.

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The UK is home to a wealth of exceptional paint suppliers, each with its own distinctive brand and offering. Whether you're drawn to the timeless elegance of Farrow & Ball, the eco-friendly options provided by Earthborn, or the classic British style of Sanderson, these paint suppliers offer a endless choices for your interior design projects.

Need help selecting your perfect shade? Thorpe & Peony are here to help. Contact us by emailing

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