We love blue walls at Colourandpaint.com and have been adding to our blue colour story for the last couple of seasons. In fact blues feature in all of our designer paint colour palettes. In order to help our customers  to work with colour combinations we have collaborated with interior designer Yasmin Chopin on putting colour palettes together from our full range of colours. See more of Yasmin’s work and design inspiration on Instagram. She says “I call this palette Gym as it is based on a palette I created with a client. They wanted a mini gym included in their home hence the name…”

The colours in this palette are:

Paint colours are (centre) Royal Academy Silesia – a This rich blue / grey that echoes the metallic forms of recycled hangers and hooks that artist David Mach RA uses in his sculptures.


Royal Academy Silesia













Starting at the left of the main image:
Mr & Mrs Smith Ontario  – A hint of first light on the Hudson Bay, this gentle blue makes a soothing backdrop for living rooms and bedrooms.
Fleur Sugar  – A feminine and elegant white that refers to the corridors of Versailles, dominated by the refined style of Marie Antoinette.
Nantucket Wilson’s Store  – Wilson’s Store – a delicate creamy white as characterised in the store interiors at the heart of the Historic District. A classic New England colour.

Royal Academy Mexican Stone – A subtle granite-grey, very popular with interior designers and architects. Used on the walls in the RA’s Mexico exhibition in 2013, the colour was taken from a photograph of the pyramid at Chichen Itza.
Royal Academy Piazzetta  – The Piazzetta is the area between the Piazza San Marco and the waterfront in Venice, which once served as a landing spot for officials and dignitaries. The area features tiles in this rich stone-grey.
Royal Academy San Salute  – A soft stone-grey colour inspired by the famous Venetian landmark, Santa Maria della Salute.
Mr & Mrs Smith Bilbao Silver  – Inspired by the elegant curves of the Guggenheim Museum, this poised subtle grey works well with strong contrasting colours.

Mr & Mrs Smith Medina Wall  – A warm bohemian colour evoking the clay ramparts surrounding central Marrakech, this is a burnished golden orange for bright rooms and confident contrasts.
Mr & Mrs Smith Edinburgh New Town – This deep luminous grey is like a quiet saunter through Stockbridge streets, past Georgian gems and imposing weathered sandstone.

All colours are available to try at home using our unique iPatch colour test system. Watch the video below:








Main image © Yasmin Chopin