Paint and Colour in Decoration


Farrow & Ball's Paint and Colour in Decoration

A soft cover book, Paint explores the paint making process and varying effects produced by different formulations, finishes and painting methods, and examines ways by which these evolved.  

Through a wealth of illustrations and in depth analysis, the book provides a history of colour in painted decoration revealing how the generally muted colours of the 17th and early 18th centuries gave way to the lighter, brighter palette of the late 18th century, the strong, intense shades of the Regency period, the rich polychrome of the Victorian era, and the unprecedented diversity and eclecticism of the 20th centrury culminating in the explosion of interest in historic or traditional colours today.

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