The Albany Colour Guide

April 24th, 2024

Albany is a professional, trade paint that is exclusive to Brewers. Created by Clement Brewer in 1920, Albany was named to reflect the high standards of décor which were found in the flats just off London’s Piccadilly. Today, Albany has a range of finishes designed to suit modern homes and commercial spaces with plenty of colour choices too. Here we take you through Albany’s colour collections and how you can find the perfect colour for your next scheme.

The Albany Colour Collection contains over 600 colours covering all the colour families to give you the broadest selection of colour, across many different trade-quality finishes. 

The Albany Colour Collection also features RAL Classic colours, British Standard colours and colours specifically formulated for Albany Undercoat, Albany High Opacity Supercover and Albany Smooth Matt Masonry Paint.

You can find out more about choosing the right paint colour for the outside of your home here>>

This is a beautiful range of carefully curated colours, both classic and contemporary, designed to suit every taste and style. These colours are a fantastic way to breathe new life into your spaces and give them a more luxurious touch. In the range you can find neutrals, light tones, mid tones and dark tones across the colour spectrum to help you pick the perfect colour for your home. 

The Albany Colour Match Service:

Still struggling to find your perfect colour? With our colour match service, we can create a bespoke colour. Simply bring a sample of your colour no smaller than a 50 pence piece into your local Brewers store and we can recreate it for you in a variety of Albany finishes. Colour match ornaments, soft furnishings, wallpaper samples or fabrics to make your scheme feel cohesive.

Please note: getting a 100% match isn’t always possible. We would recommend selecting a sample pot and brushing out the colour first before committing to the colour.

Factors that influence colour tinting accuracy include:

  1. Material - light reflectance can distort colour. Typical examples are silks, velvets, thick pile or woven fabrics, glossy paper, metallic objects.
  2. Tone – mid shades are the most accurate.
  3. Finish - a gloss paint created by scanning and matching the colour from a matt surface sample will look slightly different.

Albany Woodcare:

We also have a range of colours available in our Albany Woodcare collection. Albany Original and Albany Advanced is available in 46 colours, producing a translucent finish. Albany Masterdec completely obliterates the original colour of wood and is available in RAL, NCS and BS4800 colours as well as the complete Albany Design Collection.

Need some inspiration? Head over to our Instagram page for more or head into your local Brewers Decorator Centre.