Paint Buying Guide

Paint Buying Guides

1. Definitions

Our paint range is designed to co-ordinate with our fabric and wallpaper ranges, they are all manufactured in the UK to the highest standards. We use the richest pigments for depth of colour and even results. To ensure minimal environmental impact and health implications all Laura Ashley emulsion and eggshell paints are designated low VOC. We also offer a variety of finishes to help you choose the most suitable for your home.

Our paint range is available in selected stores and online. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of colours, variations may occur due to limitations in the printing process on tins and the catalogues. We always recommend the use of sample pots for testing.

Choosing the right colour

It is important to bear in mind that your chosen paint colour will vary in shade in accordance to the lighting conditions in the room. We would always recommend testing the colour with a sample pot in order to be 100% sure of your choice. We would also recommend that you observe the colour against fabrics and other accessories planned to be in the same room.

Choosing the right finish

Matt Emulsion

All of our matt emulsion paints are water based with a soft matt finish. They are suitable for use on interior walls and ceilings in all of our colours. We recommend painting onto a clean, dust and grease free surface, for best results apply two coats.

Our matt emulsion paints are suitable for use with both brushes and rollers for internal surfaces. Please ensure batch numbers are matched if you are using more than one tin of paint in the same colour or ensure they are intermixed well.

Do not use on radiators or other surfaces that are likely to become hot.

To clean painted areas, gently wipe soiled areas with a sponge and warm soapy water. Avoid excessive rubbing as this can leave a mark when dry. We do not recommend the use of harsh detergents to remove stains.

  • Please refer to the safety instructions on the label before use
  • Pack Sizes: 100ml and 2.5l available in all colours
  • 5l cans available in selected shades
  • Drying time:1-2hours touch dry
  • Recommended 4hours drying time between coats
  • Coats: Recommended 2
  • Coverage per 2.5l can 20-25 square meters
  • Use within 6months of opening.

Water Based Eggshell

All of our Water Based Eggshells are suitable for internal surfaces and woodwork. They provide a tough, washable and easily maintainable surface.

We recommend painting onto a clean, dust and grease free surface, for best results apply a quality water based primer, followed by two coats of Laura Ashley Water Based Eggshell.

Our Eggshell paints are suitable for use with both brushes and rollers for internal surfaces. Please ensure batch numbers are matched if you are using more than one tin of paint in the same colour or ensure they are intermixed well.

To clean painted areas, gently wipe soiled areas with a sponge and warm soapy water. Avoid excessive rubbing as this can leave a mark when dry. We do not recommend the use of harsh detergents to remove stains.

  • Please refer to the safety instructions on the label before use
  • Pack Sizes: 750ml cans
  • Drying time: 2-3hours touch dry
  • Recommended 24hours drying time between coats
  • Coats: Recommended 2
  • Coverage per 750ml can 10 square meters
  • Use within 6months of opening.

Furniture Paint

  • All of our furniture paints and satin varnish’s are water based and have been specially formulated to update and revitalise old wooden furniture. They are tough, water-repellent, easy to apply and can also be used without the satin varnish as a durable matt wall or ceiling paint, or as a matt finish for wooden trim or primed metal.

    It is important that any surface to be painted is prepared in the correct way. Please ensure you follow the instructions given on the can for the particular surface you are painting.

    Our water based furniture paints are suitable for use with both brushes and rollers for interior surfaces. Please ensure batch numbers are matched if you are using more than one tin of paint in the same colour or ensure they are intermixed well.

    Do not use on radiators or surfaces that may become hot. Ensure any timber to be painted has been fully weathered and has had time to fully dry out. Residual moisture in the timber can result in poor adhesion of the paint.

    To clean painted areas, gently wipe soiled areas with a sponge and warm soapy water. Avoid excessive rubbing as this can leave a mark when dry. We do not recommend the use of harsh detergents to remove stains.

  • •Please refer to the safety instructions on the label before use
  • •Pack Sizes: 1L cans
  • •Drying time: 2 hours touch dry
  • •Recommended 4 hours drying time between coats
  • •Coats: Recommended 2
  • •Coverage per 1L can ~ 9 square meters
  • •Use within 6months of opening.

Garden Paint

  • All of our garden paints are water based and provide a high quality finish to your garden wood. They are tough, water-repellent and quick drying and can also be used on metal furniture, pergolas and trellises and on masonry surfaces. Our garden paints are not suitable for use on decking.

    It is important that any surface to be painted is prepared in the correct way. Please ensure you follow the instructions given on the can for the particular surface you are painting.

    Our water based garden paints are suitable for use with both brushes and rollers for exterior surfaces. Please ensure batch numbers are matched if you are using more than one tin of paint in the same colour or ensure they are intermixed well.

    Do not use on decking. Ensure any timber to be painted has been fully weathered and has had time to fully dry out. Residual moisture in the timber can result in poor adhesion of the paint.

    To clean painted areas, gently wipe soiled areas with a sponge and warm soapy water. Avoid excessive rubbing as this can leave a mark when dry. We do not recommend the use of harsh detergents to remove stains.

  • • Please refer to the safety instructions on the label before use
  • • Pack Sizes: 2.5L cans
  • • Drying time: 2 hours touch dry
  • • Recommended 8 hours drying time between coats
  • • Coats: Recommended 2
  • • Coverage per 1L can ~10 square meters, per 2.5L can ~25 square meters.
  • • Use within 6months of opening.

Kitchen & Bathroom

  • All of our kitchen and bathroom paints are water based and provide a soft sheen finish to your surfaces. They are durable, mould, stain and moisture resistant and can be used on interior walls and ceilings.

    Greasy or dirty surfaces should first be washed using a mild detergent wash or sugar soap and allowed to dry thoroughly. Two full coats of emulsion should be applied to achieve the required colour standards.

    Our water based paints are suitable for use with both brushes and rollers for internal surfaces. Please ensure batch numbers are matched if you are using more than one tin of paint in the same colour or ensure they are intermixed well.

    To clean painted areas, gently wipe soiled areas with a sponge and warm soapy water. Avoid excessive rubbing as this can leave a mark when dry. We do not recommend the use of harsh detergents to remove stains.

    • Please refer to the safety instructions on the label before use
    • Pack Sizes: 2.5l cans
    • Drying time: 1-2 hours touch dry
    • Recommended 4hours drying time between coats
    • Coats: Recommended 2
    • Coverage per 2.5l can 20-25 square meters
    • Use within 6months of opening.

Paint Recommendations for Wallpaper

The Laura Ashley paint collection has been designed to coordinate with our fabric, wallpaper and accessory ranges. This beautifully enables you to complement or update your décor with product that employs the richest of pigments for a depth of colour and consistent results, available in a variety of finishes to suit you and your home.

Wallpaper

Paint option 1

Paint option 2

Abbeville Camomile

Camomile

Biscuit White

Abbeville Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Abbeville Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Abbeville Grape

Grape

Amethyst

Abbeville Pink

Pale Chalk Pink

Chalk Pink

Alexander Copper

Pale Gold

Pale Paprika

Alexander Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Almeida Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Dove Grey

Annecy Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Annecy White/Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Annecy Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Annecy Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Ashcroft Sable

Sable

Soft Truffle

Aston Silver

Dove Grey White

Cotton White

Avebury Amethyst

Sage

Pale Amethyst

Aviary Garden Apple

Pale Apple

Beatrice Cyclamen

Pale Cyclamen

Silver

Berkeley Scroll Gold

Pale Gold

Gold

Berkeley Scroll Pewter

Flint

Ivory

Berkeley Scroll White

Cotton White

Blue Birds Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Pale Twine

Blyth Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Blyth Pearlescent Dark Linen

Cobblestone

Soft Truffle

Blyth Plain Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Blyth Silver

Silver

Pale Silver

Branscombe Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Chiltern Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Chiltern Natural

Natural

Pale Twine

Clarissa Camomile

Camomile

Pale Ivory

Clarissa Multi Ivory

Palke Cranberry

Pale Ivory

Coco Amethyst

Pale Ivory

Pale Amethyst

Coco Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Coco Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Connemara Cinnamon

Pale Gold

Pale Cranberry

Cottonwood Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Cotton White

Cottonwood Natural

Natural

Sable

Cottonwood White

Cotton White

Sable

Delancy Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Draper Stripe Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Linen

Draper Stripe Sable

Sable

Soft Truffle

Draycott Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Linen

Draycott Cranberry

Biscuit White

Pale Cranberry

Draycott Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Linen

Eaton Stripe Amethyst/Olive

Pale Amethyst

Olive

Eaton Stripe Apple

Pale Apple

Apple

Eaton Stripe Berry

Berry

Pale Dove Grey

Eaton Stripe Camomile

Camomile

Cotton White

Eaton Stripe Charcoal

Pale Charcoal

Cotton White

Eaton Stripe Charcoal/White

Pale Charcoal

Pale Dove Grey

Eaton Stripe Copper

Pale Gold

Pale Paprika

Eaton Stripe Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Pale Dove Grey

Eaton Stripe Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Eaton Stripe Dove Grey/Seaspray

Pale Dove Grey

Pale Seaspray

Eaton Stripe Duck Egg

Duck Egg White

Pale Duck Egg

Eaton Stripe Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Eaton Stripe Gold

Pale Gold

Gold

Eaton Stripe Grape

Grape

Cotton White

Eaton Stripe Linen

Pale Linen

Linen

Eaton Stripe Natural/Multi

Natural

Olive

Eaton Stripe Olive

Olive

Pale Ivory

Eaton Stripe Sable

Pale Sable

Sable

Eaton Stripe Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Cloud

Eaton Stripe Silver

Cotton White

Flint

Eaton Stripe Topaz

Pale Topaz

Cotton White

Eaton Stripe Truffle

Soft Truffle

Truffle

Eaton Stripe Violet

Cotton White

Pale Charcoal

Eaton Stripe White

Cotton White

Ella Berry

Pale Berry

Berry

Elveden Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Twine

Elveden Camomile

Camomile

Soft Truffle

Elveden Celadon

Pale Cranberry

Aubergine

Elveden Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Aubergine

Elveden Sapphire

Sapphire

Pale Linen

Emperor Paisley Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Emperor Paisley Flannel

Mink

Sable

Emperor Paisley Gold

Pale Gold

Twine

Erin Duck Egg

Sable

Pale Duck Egg

Farleigh Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Ivory

Farleigh Cranberry

Pale Linen

Pale Cranberry

Farleigh Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale French Grey

Farleigh Natural

Natural

Sable

Farleigh White

Cotton White

Sable

Fitzroy Amethyst

Pale Twine

Aubergine

Florence Natural

Linen

Pale Linen

Geranium Pale Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Cotton White

Geranium Pale Topaz

Pale Topaz

Soft Topaz

Gosford Meadow Berry

Berry

Pale Berry

Gosford Meadow Camomile

Camomile

Apple

Gosford Meadow Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Ivory

Gosford Meadow Duck Egg

Dark Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Gosford Meadow Paprika

Sage

Natural

Gosford Meadow Plum

Sage

Aubergine

Gypsophila White

Cotton White

Hawthorn Pale Bamboo

Pale Linen

Cobblestone

Henley Stripe Pale Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Cotton White

Henrietta Lavender

Natural

Mink

Hesta White

Cotton White

Honeysuckle Trail Camomile

Camomile

Pale Apple

Honeysuckle Trail Cyclamen

Pale Cyclamen

Silver

Honeysuckle Trail Grape

Grape

Hedgerow

Honeysuckle Trail White

Pure White

Cotton White

Hunterhill Dark Linen

Linen

Natural

Hydrangea Berry

Berry

Pale Berry

Hydrangea Camomile

Camomile

Cotton White

Hydrangea Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Hedgerow

Hydrangea Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Cotton White

Hydrangea Grape

Grape

Apple

Ironwork Scroll Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Cotton White

Ironwork Scroll Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Pale Biscuit

Ironwork Scroll Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Ironwork Scroll Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Isodore Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Linen

Isodore Camomile

Camomile

Isodore Camomile/White

Camomile

Dove Grey White

Isodore Cerise

Pale Linen

Cotton White

Isodore Champagne

Linen

Cotton White

Isodore Charcoal

Pale Charcoal

Pale French Grey

Isodore Charcoal/Bronze

Cotton White

Pale Charcoal

Isodore Charcoal/Linen

Pale Linen

Pale Charcoal

Isodore Cotton White

Cotton White

Isodore Cranberry/White

Pale Cranberry

Pale Ivory

Isodore Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Isodore Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Pale Linen

Isodore Duck Egg/Truffle

Duck Egg

Soft Truffle

Isodore Duck Egg/White

Cotton White

Duck Egg

Isodore Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Isodore Gold

Pale Gold

Cotton White

Isodore Grape

Grape

Opal

Isodore Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Isodore Linen/Cranberry

Pale Linen

Cranberry

Isodore Olive

Pale Linen

Olive

Isodore Pale Forest

Willow

Natural

Isodore Peony

Old Rose

Pale Ivory

Isodore Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Cloud

Isodore Silver

Cotton White

Pale Linen

Isodore Smoke

Cotton White

Sable

Isodore Teal

Cotton White

Pale Linen

Isodore Truffle

Soft Truffle

Truffle

Isodore Truffle/Camomile

Soft Truffle

Camomile

Isodore White

Cotton White

Josette Amethyst

Pale Ivory

Pale Amethyst

Josette Apple

Apple

Pale Apple

Josette Berry

Pale Berry

Berry

Josette Camomile/White

Camomile

Cotton White

Josette Carnation

Old Rose

Pale Amethyst

Josette Charcoal

Cotton White

Pale Charcoal

Josette Copper

Pale Paprika

Pure White

Josette Coral

Cotton White

Coral

Josette Cranberry/Off White

Pale Cranberry

Ivory

Josette Dark Charcoal

Pale Charcoal

Cotton White

Josette Dark Linen

Pale Linen

Linen

Josette Dove Grey/White

Dove Grey

Cotton White

Josette Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Josette Duck Egg/White

Duck Egg

Cotton White

Josette Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Josette Eau De Nil/White

Eau De Nil

Cotton White

Josette Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Josette Grape

Dove Grey White

Grape

Josette Linen

Pale Linen

Linen

Josette Metallic Gold

Pure White

Gold

Josette Pewter

Flint

Ivory

Josette Sable

Pale Sable

Sable

Josette Seaspray

Cotton White

Pale Seaspray

Josette Silver Glitter

Cotton White

Josette Truffle

Soft Truffle

Twine

Josette White

Cotton White

Josette White/Dove Grey

Cotton White

Dove Grey

Kimono Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Linen

Kimono Camomile

Camomile

Cowslip

Kimono Charcoal/ Linen

Pale Charcoal

Pale Linen

Kimono Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Cotton White

Kimono Cranberry/Linen

Pale Cranberry

Pale Linen

Kimono Dark Linen

Soft Truffle

Cobblestone

Kimono Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Kimono Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Kimono Duck Egg/ Linen

Duck Egg

Linen

Kimono Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Kimono Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Kimono Grape

Grape

Opal

Kimono Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Kimono Linen/ White

Linen

Cotton White

Kimono Mauve

Pale Chalk Pink

Cotton White

Kimono Silver/ Off White

Cotton White

Kimono Truffle

Truffle

Soft Truffle

Kimono White

Cotton White

Kimono Willow

Willow

Sage

Lemon Grove Primrose

Primrose

Pale Primrose

Lilac Dark Linen

Biscuit

Pale Biscuit

Lilac Duck Egg

Duck Egg White

Pale Duck Egg

Lilac Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Lille Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Lille Gold

Pale Gold

Gold

Lille Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Lille Sable

Sable

Cotton White

Lille Truffle

Truffle

Soft Truffle

Lille Whisper

Cotton White

Dove Grey

Lille White

Cotton White

Sable

Lloyd Charcoal / Biscuit

Biscuit

Pale Charcoal

Lori Duck Egg

Cotton White

Pale Duck Egg

Marchmont Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Millwood Camomile

Camomile

Soft Truffle

Milwood Duck Egg

Cotton White

Duck Egg

Mr Jones Cranberry

Pale Ivory

Pale Cranberry

Mr Jones Dove Grey

Pale Ivory

Dove Grey

Mr Jones Duck Egg

Pale Ivory

Duck Egg

Mr Jones Gold

Pale Ivory

Pale Gold

Ninette Berry

Berry

Cotton White

Oakshaw Truffle

Soft Truffle

Truffle

Orchid Apple

Apple

Pale Topaz

Oriental Garden Chalk Pink

Chalk Pink

Pale Chalk Pink

Oriental Garden Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Linen

Oriental Garden Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Oriental Garden Gold/Off White

Cotton White

Pale Gold

Oriental Garden Linen

Linen

Cotton White

Oriental Garden Natural

Natural

Dune

Oriental Garden Natural/Charcoal

Linen

Pale Linen

Oriental Garden White

Cotton White

Dove Grey White

Pagoda White

Pure White

Cotton White

Palm Leaf Apple

Pale Apple

Cotton White

Palm Leaf White

Pure White

Pelham Duck Egg

Cotton White

Duck Egg

Pelham Natural

Cotton White

Soft Truffle

Peony Garden Amethyst

Cotton White

Pale Amethyst

Peony Garden Cranberry

Pale Biscuit

Pale Cranberry

Percy Cream Matt Vinyl

Linen

Pale Linen

Percy Gold Matt Vinyl

Gold

Pale Gold

Plume White

Cotton White

Poppy Meadow Primrose

Pale Primrose

Silver

Pussy Willow Grape

Pale Twine

Cotton White

Pussy Willow Natural

Natural

Pale French Grey

Pussywillow Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Linen

Pussywillow Off White/Seaspray

Ivory

Soft Natural

Rose Hill Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Pale Sable

Serena Natural/Multi

Twine

Pale Twine

Serena Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Pale Ivory

Spring Trail Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Strawberries Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Hedgerow

Stella Natural

Natural

Biscuit

Summer Meadow Cerise

Raspberry

Cowslip

Summer Palace Cerise

Cotton White

Pearl

Summer Palace Charcoal

Dove Grey

Pale Charcoal

Summer Palace Cranberry

Truffle

Pale Cranberry

Summer Palace Dove Grey

Dark Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Summer Palace Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Pale Linen

Summer Palace Eau De Nil

Eau De Nil

Pale Eau De Nil

Summer Palace Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Summer Palace Grape

Grape

Hedgerow

Summer Palace Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Summer Palace Multi/Crimson

Cotton White

Pale Cranberry

Summer Palace Off White/Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Cotton White

Summer Palace Powder Blue

Twine

Pale Twine

Summer Palace Royal Blue

Seaspray

Cotton White

Summer Palace Taupe/Ivory

Ivory

Pale Ivory

Summer Palace Terracotta

Cotton White

Swansbrook Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Opal

Swansbrook Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Pale Dove Grey

Swans Silver

Silver

Pale Silver

Sycamore Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Tatton Amethyst

Pale Amethyst

Pale Biscuit

Tatton Cerise

Linen

Chalk Pink

Tatton Champagne

Gold

Pale Gold

Tatton Charcoal

Pale Charcoal

Pale Linen

Tatton Cranberry

Cranberry

Pale Linen

Tatton Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Cotton White

Tatton Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Tatton Duck Egg Vinyl

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Tatton Duck Egg/Pale Linen

Duck Egg

Pale Linen

Tatton Gold

Gold

Pale Gold

Tatton Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Tatton Seaspray

Pale Seaspray

Cloud

Tatton Silver

Cotton White

Tatton Teal

Linen

Pale Linen

Tatton Truffle

Truffle

Soft Truffle

Tatton Truffle/Off White

Soft Truffle

Cotton White

Tatton White

Cotton White

Tenby Natural

Natural

Pale Twine

Tetbury Sable

Sable

Pale Sable

Thalia White

Cotton White

Tuileries Cranberry

Cranberry

Linen

Tuileries Dove Grey

Dove Grey

Dove Grey White

Tuileries Duck Egg

Duck Egg

Pale Duck Egg

Tuileries Grape

Grape

Pale Grape

Weeping Willow Marble

Pale Dove Grey

Dove Grey White

Wilton Pale Linen

Pale Linen

Ivory

Wilton Linen

Linen

Pale Linen

Wisteria Cranberry

Pale Cranberry

Hedgerow