As you may have seen in April's House & Garden Magazine, we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with International Interior Designer of the Year, and all round legend, Nicky Haslam.
The Stones’ is a collection of sophisticated colours that Haslam says he has “always loved” but not been able to find in existing ranges.
His collection is inspired by gemstones and minerals and by Paint The Town Green’s eco-friendly ethos: all its paints are non-toxic and have no lingering fumes or unpleasant smell.
Although he has collaborated before with The Rug Company, and has a furniture range with OKA, Haslam has never before created a paint range. “It’s so exciting the see the colours I love materializing as paints,” he said.
The acclaimed designer, who was recently named The Andrew Martin Designer of the Year (described by the Sunday Times as "The Oscars for the interior design world”) said:
“The point of decoration is to make people look prettier. That’s what it’s all about really and these are very flattering colours.”
“What’s good about them is they won’t reflect each other, they’ll sort of stay. There’s no ‘bounce’ off them and they all work together. Not one of them fights the other. Each one echoes the other in a way. They’ve got depth but not fragility and they’re all natural.”
Haslam continued: “The paints are not specifically designed to be colourful - they’re designed as perfect backgrounds for people and things such as pictures and ornaments. They are colours that pull the room in together - they’re embracing.”
The stylish collection will be added to Paint The Town Green’s existing 36 colours, with a percentage of the profits going to Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity Harrison’s Fund.
Paint The Town Green founder Phil Robinson said:
"We were thrilled when Nicky agreed to collaborate with us on this range. He is the personification of timeless, interior design style and an icon within the industry. Working with Nicky is a privilege, great fun and rewarding too.”
Harrison’s Fund trustee Karen Morris – who is also an aunt of the charity’s namesake Harrison Smith - explained how the collaboration came about: “Phil and I had worked together on various projects and we’d both worked together before with Nicky.
“Coincidentally, as well as having Nicky’s support over the years, Phil also knew about Harrison’s Fund and found out I was a trustee which is why this is the charity we’ve chosen. We hope this will raise awareness and money for research into Duchenne and help to save boys’ and men’s lives.”