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Tourbillon is taken from the Ducharne studio which created designs for some of the most famous couture houses in France from the 1920s to 1960s. The paper is composed of segmented circles which blend to give a graphic look.


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Gorgeous white After buying about 4000 tester pots (we were going to have grey!) to repaint our small bathroom, we chose Wevet for one wall and went mad by choosing Pitch Blue for the other. (There are two walls hideously tiled in white, one on the long bath side wall and one on the sink/window wall. I'm definitely not a fan of 'feature' walls and normally avoid them, but at the last minute decided to go with Wevet on the remaining long wall and Pitch Blue on the remaining short wall with the door in it (it doesn't photograph well or I'd have uploaded a picture). The star of the show is the Pitch Blue (see other review). The Wevet looks absolutely fantastic too. It contrasts well with the white tiles, as, unlike the hideous tiles, it's not a super-bright white, yet is still a very white white. We like it because it's very matt. The sort of white that almost 'disappears', yet is a firm colour in its own right. A definite white but if anything it has the tiniest tiniest hint of greyish blue but hardly discernable. We used Modern Emulsion of Wevet on the wooden tongue and groove bath panel and it looks very smart indeed. It's a very striking white, but not 'in your face', yet still a bright white. These contrasting points make it an interesting white. I've tried testers for almost all the F&B whites, and this is my favourite proper white. Some, like Cornforth White, don't look at all white! I love Cabbage White, but that has a strong hint of pale blue (especially in some lights, but in others looks like a definite white). I'm a big fan of Shaded White but we've found you need to be really careful where you use it. For example, it looked terrible when we tried it in our bathroom, as though we'd painted the wall with mud! We used the same shade from the same pot to pain the inside of a small, cheap summerhouse and it looks like a proper white with no hint of mud, the contrast couldn't be more acute. If you're looking for a proper white white, but not one that is so bright it might steal the show from other colours, then Wevet would be my recommendation. Yet at the same time it's striking enough to be a great colour in its own right. November 27, 2014
Beautiful pigment I used this paint on trim (new and quite old wood) and doors. The color is lovely--rich, solid color. It is white without any warm yellow or brown tones. It is a solid and bright white without being too overpoweringly bright. The consistency is somewhat thin, which I like. I think other paint brands have gotten quite goopy lately, even drying to a rubbery finish. When painting a door, though, I found I must paint it horizontally or else I get drips. It does not dry extremely quickly, which I think is an asset. There are visible brush marks, despite priming, sanding, painting, lightly sanding, and then painting again, and using a high-quality brush (Purdy Nylox). However, they are no worse than most other paints I have tried, and they were less visible with new wood. I found this paint (consistency, ease of application) to be at the same level or higher as a top-of-the-line Benjamin Moore, but I think the F&B colors/pigment is of higher quality. I stirred the paint as I would other paints, but it formed bubbles on the trim about a minute after application. I could not smooth this, as it had started drying, so I had to wait until it was dry, sand, and re-apply. I called customer service and they recommended stirring it several hours before use, which fixed the bubble issue. I hope it was mixed enough when I used it! This paint does have an odor that lasts even when it is dry...it's not terrible, but is noticeable. I find that "smelly" cheaper paints smell toxic, and this smells like, well, paint. I would use this paint again for any project that has high value to me. October 21, 2014
good quality that you would expect from farrow and ball Really impressed as always by the quality and finish but this time very disappointed in the difference in the colour from the sample pot we bought and the colour in the full size tin even though we had painted the paint from the sample pot onto a large piece of card first - thought we had made a big mistake but luckily the colour goes with the settee we ordered even though a lot bluer than the colour we expected. We used Wevet and even wondered if we'd been sent the wrong colour by mistake when we'd done one wall. October 17, 2014
the perfect white for my purposes I needed a white to match tiles - not as easy as it sounds. Wevet is perfect. Lovely paint to use as well. June 26, 2014
Subtle White Viewed alone this looks white, but against a pure white it is the very lightest of grey. Lovely, subtle, non-glaring white. Looks gorgeous with Strong White, Ammonite and Manor House Grey. June 11, 2014
Great quality! Beautiful texture and colour! I have been impressed by the excellent quality of the product; it is definitely worth its value. Beautiful product! May 22, 2014
Excellent paint Lovely rich colour, covers well in one coat but two coats give depth May 11, 2014
A wonderful white Wevet is exceptionally fresh & restful with no hint of clinical coldness. It's perfect for my bedroom. I'm so delighted with it that I intend to use it on my kitchen ceiling April 17, 2014
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Named after the old Dorset term for a spider’s web. A delicate fresh white which is extremely versatile. White & Light Tones Undercoat.

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