The Crown Trade Historic Colour Collection – Authentic Shades With Modern Appeal


Bringing shades to life that stretch back hundreds of years, the Crown Trade Historic Colour Collection draws on eight ofthe most distinctive architectural and design styles to influence British interiors.

Crown Trade Historic Collection - 2Featuring the major design movements of Palladian and Neo-Classical, Regency, Arts & Crafts, Gothic Revival, Victorian Eclectic, Art Deco and post-war ‘50’s Sketchbook’ the collection enables specifiers to introduce shades that are personal to the design of an historic building.

A total of 120 historic colours are featured, within eight carefully researched colour palettes.

And while the shades are shaped by the past, the formulations are rooted firmly in the future, with the collection benefitting from modern technology to deliver a quality finish that stands the test of time.

Nikki Cosgrove, Crown Trade Brand Manager said: “Specifiers can have complete confidence in the authenticity and accuracy of these historical colour palettes and at the same time benefit from the very latest advances in coating technology.

“Crown Trade Historic Colours are available in a wide range of Crown Trade products, so specifiers can capture the authenticity of the past, from a selection of quality coatings designed for modern living.

“The choice includes Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt, which is often selected for heavy duty areas such as hospitals and schools due to its super scrubbable qualities, allowing surfaces to be returned to their pristine condition time and time again.

“The Historic Colour Collection shades are available in this product, enabling specifiers to select a flat matt, traditional-looking finish in authentic period colours, with the benefit of an advanced formulation to provide exceptional durability and cleanability.

“As well as Crown Trade Clean Extreme, Historic Colours are available in finishes including Crown Trade Matt Vinyl, Silk Vinyl, Mid Sheen, Satin Finish, Eggshell and Full Gloss, to name a few.

“We are even able to offer some shades in our flame retardant coating, Crown Trade Timonox.

With the preservation of historic and prestige buildings so important, this system offers a double duty – providing a finish in keeping with the décor of the interior environment, in a coating that slows down the spread of flame.”

A video has been produced to give further insight into Crown Trade’s Historic Colour Collection at

The collection is also featured in-depth on Crown Trade’s new website

Depending on the project, specifiers can also access Crown Paints’ Colour Services, which offers specialist advice – including computer aided design and face to face consultations – to help select the perfect shade.

For more information please contact the Crown Trade Specification Team by calling 0330 0240310, email or visit the website at