Les Couleurs Traditionelles, une collection de teintes par Ressource

For centuries, wall colors were limited exclusively to the pigments that could be found locally, in surrounding nature.

These colors have been selected from color fans or samples – the earliest dating back as far as 1807 – of ancient paint formulas or research conducted by Dr  Bristow.

Les Couleurs Traditionnelles Collection

64 tints

This range is the result of Patrick Baty’s research who is a founding member of the traditional paint forum with the Georgian Group. This private British organisation is an equivalent of the French Bâtiments de France and counts the Royal Family as well as the owners of Georgian housing estates, dated between the late 17th and late 19th century, among its members.

The 64 colors presented here all come from genuine samples collected on walls which were often covered with a think white paste called gesso or casein paint. Only a few tones were oil-based paints and they were used on woodwork. In those days, pigments came essentially from minerals which explains why some colors could not be found. For centuries, wall colors were limited exclusively to the pigments that could be found locally, in surrounding nature.

SC203 SC203

SC203A Sage Green

SC205 Dutch Pink

SC216 SC216

SC217 SC217

SC218 SC218

SC219 SC219

SC222 SC222

SC223 SC223

SC224 SC224

SC227 SC227

SC228 SC228

SC229 SC229

SC230 SC230

SC233 SC233

SC234 SC234

SC235 SC235

SC236 SC236

SC237 SC237

SC239 SC239

SC255 SC255

SC259 SC259

SC264 SC264

SC266 SC266

SC267  SC267

SC268 SC268

SC270 SC270

SC283  SC283

SC284 SC284

SC292 SC292