Colours with a story, an other view on life.

You don’t always recognise how colourful life really is. Why do you feel more attracted to a particular colour than to a different one. Where does this preference come from? Each colour has an origin and a history, is it because of that? Or is it purely emotional. Read the stories behind the colours and judge for yourself.


  • DECORATION PAINT OLD WHITE
    DECORATION PAINT OLD WHITE
      The color OLD WHITE   refers to a certain kind of paint used by many painters. Centuries ago artists used white oil paint in their work, after a certain time the paint begins to discolour. The bright white becomes white with a yellow haze. Old White creates a soft atmosphere in your home, and can be combined with all colours.   The color OLD WHITE   refers to a certain kind of paint used by m...
  • DECORATION PAINT SNOW WHITE
    DECORATION PAINT SNOW WHITE
      The name SNOW WHITE   Everyone knows the famous children's story 'snow white', with her skin as white as snow. Snow White is the lightest colour in our collection. The brightness of the colour makes you immediately think of a beautiful untouched winter landscape. Snow White makes a room much lighter, and creates a perfect balance when working with darker colours.   The name SNOW WHITE   Everyone knows the famous children's story ...
  • DECORATION PAINT CYPRUS WHITE
    DECORATION PAINT CYPRUS WHITE
      The color Cyprus White   refers to the beautiful white beaches of the Asian / European island, one of the biggest tourist attractions. This beautiful country is according to Greek mythology the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility. One of the most famous sights is the Aphrodite's Rock, located on the coast, about 25 km from Paphos. Here Aphrodite...   The color Cyprus White   refers to the beautiful white beaches o...
  • DECORATION PAINT VENETIAN GREEN
    DECORATION PAINT VENETIAN GREEN
      The color Venetian Green   refers to the beautiful green/blue colour of the water that streams through this famous city, the water route used by million of tourist and inhabitants each year. The city is also known as the 'city of the water'. Venice has for centuries been a very cultural city, inspiring writers such as Shakespeare, Proust and du Maurier. Or functioning as the...   The color Venetian Green   refers to the beautiful green/blue col...
  • DECORATION PAINT OLIVE GREEN
    DECORATION PAINT OLIVE GREEN
      The name Olive Green   refers to the fruit of the olive tree. The Olive traveled from Armenia to Palestine and spread from there to areas around the Mediterranean, where the olive is still considered a traditional and important agricultural product. For thousands of years the tree is mentioned in the literature, for example in Greek mythology: the legend Pallas gave an olive tree to...   The name Olive Green   refers to the fruit of the olive tree. The...
  • DECORATION PAINT PEYOTE GREEN
    DECORATION PAINT PEYOTE GREEN
    The color Peyote is a small spherical cactus, it can be found in the southern part of the United States and Mexico. The plant is grey green of colour and best known for its psychoactive components which provide mescaline-like effects. In Mexico, the peyote can be legally consumed by the Huichol, an Indian nation. They use this cactus during their religious rituals. The color Peyote is a small spherical cactus, it can be found in the southern...
  • DECORATION PAINT GEORGIAN GREEN
    DECORATION PAINT GEORGIAN GREEN
      The name Georgian Green   refers to the grey-green colour, which you can find in the interiors of the Georgian period, an era in British history where kings were named George. This period lasted from 1714 to 1830. Well-known British art from this period are works made by Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, James Wyatt, William Blake, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Turner and Constable....   The name Georgian Green   refers to the grey-green colour, which ...
  • DECORATION PAINT ST.HELENA BLUE
    DECORATION PAINT ST.HELENA BLUE
      The name St. Helena Blue   refers to the famous island where Napoleon Bonaparte died on the 5th of may 1821 at the age of 51. This is the only thing that can be said with certainty, the rest is merely speculation. Especially the way he died, one theory points to the blue wallpaper in his house. This wallpaper with drawings of birds, flowers and butterflies contained a toxic...   The name St. Helena Blue   refers to the famous island where Nap...
  • DECORATION PAINT CASPER BLUE
    DECORATION PAINT CASPER BLUE
      The color Casper Blue   refers to a famous painting by the painter Caspar David Friedrich 'Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog'. Friedrich paints beautiful and dreamy images, but this work is seen as his masterpiece. You can see in the foreground a man with a cane on top of a mountain. His back is turned to the viewer, he is contemplating the dreamy blue landscape, that doesn't seem to...   The color Casper Blue   refers to a famous painting by the painte...
  • DECORATION PAINT SANTORINI BLUE
    DECORATION PAINT SANTORINI BLUE
      The name Santorini   is a Greek island. The island reappears in a lot of mythological- or religious stories. According to the legend, the greek writer and philosopher Plato was inspired by this island when he wrote his story 'Atlantis'. Another legend tells that the clouds and pillar of fire Mozes saw during his journey through the desert was in fact the volcano eruption that...   The name Santorini   is a Greek island. The island reappears in a...
  • DECORATION PAINT MYSTERY GREY
    DECORATION PAINT MYSTERY GREY
      The color Mystery Grey   refers to the mystery that forms around the versatility of this colour. When you place Mystery Grey next to a warm colour, the grey colour immediately feels warmer. Similarly, when one places the colour next to a cold colour, the colour immediately feels colder. The versatility of this colour makes sure you can combine it with whichever colour you choose.   The color Mystery Grey   refers to the mystery that forms around ...
  • DECORATION PAINT MEDICI RED
    DECORATION PAINT MEDICI RED
      The name Medici   is the name of a powerful and influential Florentine family : they are seen as the founders of the international banking system, apart from that they played a major role in the flourishing of the arts in the fifteenth century. They financed artist, such as: the painter Botticelli, the sculptor Donatello and the poet Boccaccio. This powerful family is usually...   The name Medici   is the name of a powerful and influential Flor...
  • DECORATION PAINT CARMINE RED
    DECORATION PAINT CARMINE RED
      The color Carmine or cochineal   refers to a pigment which is extracted from the cochineal. It is clear from various historical sources, that people were already aware of this substance in the time of the Incas and Aztecs. The Spanish Conquistador Cortes brought the substance around 1520 to Europe. The substance with its deep red colour is used in cosmetics, watercolour and oil...   The color Carmine or cochineal   refers to a pigment which is ex...
  • DECORATION PAINT MONTMARTRE GREY
    DECORATION PAINT MONTMARTRE GREY
    The name Montmartre Grey is derived from the famous artists' neighbourhood in Paris, next to the Sacre-Coeur. A neighbourhood that inspired many famous artists and writers, including James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Toulouse -Lautrec. With Montmartre Grey you get the art atmosphere such as the one in 'the city of lights of Europe'. The name Montmartre Grey is derived from the famous artists' neighbourhood in ...
  • DECORATION PAINT BLACK LILY
    DECORATION PAINT BLACK LILY
      The name Black Lily   refers to an unique species of this well-known flower. This particular lily is famous for its dark black colour, which is the same colour as the chalk paint.   The name Black Lily   refers to an unique species of this well-kn...
  • DECORATION PAINT TERRA COTTA PINK
    DECORATION PAINT TERRA COTTA PINK
      The color Terra Cotta Pink   refers to the colour of the unglazed pottery from red clay. Terra Cotta literally means 'baked earth'. Not only sculptures, but flowerpots and tableware were also made out of this material. Arguably the most famous terracotta work is the Terracotta Army in China, where 9099 full size sculptures of warriors of Qin Shi Huangdi were buried with him. Each...   The color Terra Cotta Pink   refers to the colour of the unglaze...
  • DECORATION PAINT GOETHE YELLOW
    DECORATION PAINT GOETHE YELLOW
      You can't imagine German   literature without the name Goethe, known for his famous books such as: 'Faust', 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'and his'Italian journey'. But what few people know is that Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote a book about colours: 'Zur Farbenlehre'( translation : 'Theory of Colours'). This work includes a description of the colour wheel and colour psychology....   You can't imagine German   literature without the name Goethe, kn...
  • DECORATION PAINT VERDURE BLUE
    DECORATION PAINT VERDURE BLUE
      The color Verdure blue   is inspired by the beautiful blue colour, which can be found in the verdure tapestries. A classic verdure is known for the game between sun and shade, it's filled with decorative foliage (creating depth in the work) and small figures (a unicorn or the skyline of a big Medieval city). Verdure rugs have created a huge growth in the Flemish tapestry,...   The color Verdure blue   is inspired by the beautiful blue colour...
  • DECORATION PAINT CINQUE TERRE
    DECORATION PAINT CINQUE TERRE
      The color Cinque Terre   is the name of a collection of villages on the Italian coast. These villages are built on the cliffs. In 1997, the villages were included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. The area can only be reached via a small path. The oldest village was built in the twelfth century and is located next to a historic park. The area is best known for the striking...   The color Cinque Terre   is the name of a collection of villages...
  • DECORATION PAINT NAMIBIAN SAND
    DECORATION PAINT NAMIBIAN SAND
      The color Namibian Sand   takes us far away, to a beautiful country in Africa: Namibia. Here lays the Namib (desert), the oldest desert in the world, with several famous tourist attractions, such as Sossusvlei, the Death Valley and the sea of ​​sand, which is considered World Heritage since 2013. The temperature can reach 45'C and there is an average of only 106 ml of...   The color Namibian Sand   takes us far away, to a beautiful count...
  • DECORATION PAINT ABSINT GREEN
    DECORATION PAINT ABSINT GREEN
      The name Absint Green   has its origins in a famous liquor, which was mainly drunk early last century by artists and writers. This drink is known for its green or yellow-green tint. Many painters created works, in which a bottle absint is visible in the background or in some it's even placed in the foreground, such as the well-known work of Edgar Degas “The Absinthe...   The name Absint Green   has its origins in a famous liquor, which...
  • DECORATION PAINT UMBER BROWN
    DECORATION PAINT UMBER BROWN
    The name Umber Brown is a chestnut brown to almost black rock found originally back in the Italian region of Umbria. Nowadays umber is mainly found in France, Italy and Germany. This rock is created by undersea volcanic reactions that occur on the ocean floor. Grinded umber is widely used as a pigment in paint. The name Umber Brown is a chestnut brown to almost black rock found original...
  • DECORATION PAINT SHABBY PINK
    DECORATION PAINT SHABBY PINK
      The color Shabby Pink   is a colour that can be found along with Peyote Green in the Rococo style. During this period cabinets, lamps, curtains, pillows and more were painted in this colour. The colours of the interior were also used in the exterior, because of this you can easily recognise the (rose) gardens of this period. Shabby Pink is a relaxed, feminine, pastel-like, romantic...   The color Shabby Pink   is a colour that can be found along with...
  • DECORATION PAINT CORNWALL BLACK
    DECORATION PAINT CORNWALL BLACK
      The color Cornwall (Kernow)   is the name of both the county as the duchy in the southwest of England, which is surrounded by water along the entire border. The ruins of a castle located in the county is known as the birthplace of king Arthur. Cornwall is also known for its tin and copper mines and the development of different types of stones including slate, a stone known for its...   The color Cornwall (Kernow)   is the name of both the county as ...
  • DECORATION PAINT POMPEII VOLCANO
    DECORATION PAINT POMPEII VOLCANO
      The name Pompeii   is an ancient Roman city in the province of Naples, which the romans used to use as a resort. The Romans, the Greeks, Etruscans, and Samnites Osken, all have left their mark on this city. After a major eruption of the volcano 'Vesuvius', the city was buried by ash and rocks. Making it become one of the best preserved Roman cities, when it was discovered in the...   The name Pompeii   is an ancient Roman city in the province of N...
  • DECORATION PAINT GOLD
    DECORATION PAINT GOLD
      De name GOLD   is sometimes called 'the king of metals'. Gold has for centuries been seen as a valuable metal, in Egypt it was used as currency. In addition, gold was also known for his magical powers and was the symbol of purity. For centuries it fascinated alchemists, it even led to the obsession to make a 'philosophers's stone', this stone would turn any metal in gold.   De name GOLD   is sometimes called 'the king of metals'. Gold ha...
  • DECORATION PAINT SILVER
    DECORATION PAINT SILVER
      The color Silver   has been used as a form of currency since the beginning of the era.Apart from that, it has been used as an art object or utensil ( snuff boxes, candlesticks, coffee pots, ... ). Silver is often associated with the moon, the sea and various gods. In alchemy silver was addressed as 'luna', another word for moon. Silver is still a well-known metal, with value.   The color Silver   has been used as a form of currency since the...