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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 4.7 5 27 27
Is this in the British Standard Colours Sorry this is a cheeky question, a customer wants his boat building in the colour as he has just used your paint on his house. And I was wondering if you new if the colour had a British Standard Colour code?? Regards Sarah Winder October 14, 2014
Certainly not white ... I bought this colour to go with muted greens and blues. I'd seen it on a friend's drawing room wall and loved it. It is, however, very grey. Despite this it goes beautifully with the green tones I've put with it. It is a very calming colour. October 9, 2014
Great colour great products :) Great colour great products :) Best paint in the World October 1, 2014
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
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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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