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Yukutori meaning birds flying away in a group; is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. Available in 5 colourways.


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Hardwick White

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Hardwick White 4.8 5 24 24
beautiful relaxing colour! As others have said, this is not white - I'd call it a medium sage-y grey. It is SOOO relaxing - really offsets my warm wood furniture and colour pops against it. My room is east-facing, and this is not too dark, not too light. The ceiling is Shaded White, cornice is Strong White and fireplace is Downpipe - it all just works together to make me sigh and relax when walking in. August 27, 2014
Good quality product in the finish and colour I was looking for Estate emulsion has great coverage properties and the finish is just what I was looking for August 4, 2014
Lovely paint! Not cheap! Only use it where you need that period finish. Deep colour and excellent finish. Will use again but object to the high delivery charge. July 30, 2014
sample picked this as a sample for my kitchen, I was looking for a grey tone, looks well in day light but has a green hue in low light, so ultimately not the colour I went for. picked skimming stone from the 2012 range instead and it was perfect. March 24, 2014
A fabulous discovery! I cannot rate this paint colour highly enough. I've used F&B for years since a friend introduced me to it, but had never considered Hardwick White. I ummed and ahhed for ages and tried about a dozen different colours from tester pots, wavering between French Gray and this. I'm delighted with the choice. It definitely has a greenish tinge - ultimately it is grey/green- and would agree with other reviewers that it is very much worth while getting a tester pot and not relying on the colour card. I have used it in a study in our house which is Victorian. It definitely works in a traditional setting but having seen photos of others on this review board, can see how beautifully it works in a contemporary kitchen on painted furniture when contrasted with one of the lighter "whites". This is DEFINITELY NOT a pale colour white, so if you don't want a mid tone, don't get it, however it is now my favourite F&B colour ever and has helped create a room which is totally restful and feels classic, but not dated at the same time. I love it. I have attached pics but apologise for the quality! November 29, 2013
This is dark and gloomy I have just painted a very large and well lit kitchen and adjoining sitting room in Hardwick White. The windows and doors are in Strong White. The overall effect is gloomy and depressing, although a painted board in this colour moved around the room prior to painting looked good. It definitely multiplies up to a dark colour with blue/green tones - a dark sage. It has been described by the family as Prison Grey which hits the nail on the head. Although Strong white is a recommended scheme on the F & B website it looks very grey against the Hardwick White, contributing to the depressing quality. Perhaps Wimborne White would cheer it up a bit. I would suggest that when using in a large area or a small room, if a mid tone is desired, then mixing the paint with Strong White would give a colour more representative of a painted sample November 23, 2013
Hardwick white lovely muted green grey colour which is warm against slipper satin on adjourning walls. Tried Mizzle, french grey and bone but hardwick white was the winner on this occasion. Definitely a lovely product to work with and I am converted to farrow and ball. In comparison to dulux and crown I would pick farrow and ball every time. October 13, 2013
Phenomenal colour - a game changer After a year of heated debate with my boyfriend about which colour to paint our South facing kitchen, we finally settled on Hardwick White and it was worth the exasperating wait! This sometimes opal green, sometimes soft mid grey colour is so beautiful that I am beyond impressed - I'm over the moon! Hardwick white has transformed our kitchen, bringing together yet contrasting perfectly against the modern white cabinets and black wall tiles and worktops and making the whole room look more chic and expensive! It has also somehow managed to make the space look bigger. We're so thrilled with the result that we most likely won't bother getting a new kitchen installed in a couple of years time as we had planned to. Hardwick white has been a game changer - thank you thank you F&B you have saved us a lot of money and made me and even my grumpy man very happy. Now for the rest of the house... August 20, 2013
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The colourway used to touch up old white limewash at Hardwick Hall. Probably not thought of as white except in large areas or with strong dark colours.

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