A Celebratory Colour Palette From Albany Paints

October 26th, 2020

Albany Paints is celebrating 100 years of colouring people’s homes. 

Colour is a powerful tool in interior decoration, it gives character, adds dimension and expresses personality. Certain shades have close links with bygone eras, which tell us a story with depth and meaning often influenced by fashion, art and pop culture of the time. To celebrate this language of colour, here is a specially curated palette honouring Albany’s rich history of colour with iconic shades from each decade.

Albany is a trusted paint brand used by professionals and DIYers alike. Each finish is made to a high-quality trade recipe, rich in pigment and high-quality ingredients for superior colour depth and retention. Albany paint is exclusively available online or in-store at Brewers Decorator Centres - view the Albany paint range here.

Albany's Celebratory Colour Palette: 

Forest Green (1920s) 

Synonymous with the Art Deco era, Forest Green is a deep jade with a hint of black which provides depth and character. 

Sea Bird (1930s) 

Sea Bird is a delicate grey blue. A favoured shade of the 30s that creates a sense of calm and tranquillity.

Sweet Pea (1940s) 

The grounded blush pink is a 40s favourite. Bring Sweet Pea up to date with dark, inky accessories.

Daffodil (1950s) 

Daffodil is a soft, happy yellow that brings the sunshine in, enveloping a room in warmth and character regardless of era.

Thirst Quencher (1960s)  

This fresh aqua is often considered retro but works equally well in a modern home. It’s a pure shade that can be muted with soft pastels or kept cool and crisp with white.

Apricot (1970s) 

Bold and bright, Apricot is and arresting shade with a strong relationship with the 70’s where earth and spice tones were considered all the rage. 

Strawberry (1980s) 

The delightful Strawberry is a striking berry red that maintains a strong sense of colour for high impact schemes. 

Mushroom (1990s) 

This earthy Mushroom tone is a fine example of an easy neutral coveted in the 90s and is currently back in favour.

Garden Delight (2000s) 

Garden Delight is an energisingly zesty lime green, a popular shade of the noughties. Use sparingly in unexpected details for a modern touch.

Seal (2010s)  

Seal is a charming mid-grey, a homage to most popular interior colour of the past decade.

100 Years of Albany

Over the past 100 years, technology, innovation and increased focus on environmental awareness has evolved paint from a small choice in lead based coatings to an infinite number of colours available in water based finishes. Albany is at the forefront of this evolution, always focussed on providing the decorator with the very best quality and value.

Albany has always stood for quality from the day that Clement Brewer chose the name, having seen the Albany Mansions in Piccadilly where the interior decoration was said to be of the highest standard. 

Today, Albany has a comprehensive choice of finishes with thousands of colours available and a full range of primers and undercoats, all manufactured to superior trade grade quality. Alongside paint, Albany offer the full package with a wide choice of wallpapers, brushes, rollers and decorating accessories.