Boutique hotels are renowned for their inherent style and panache, so here at House of Coco we became very excited to learn that globe-roving boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have stepped into the world of interiors to launch their first paint collection. The collection includes a bespoke range of contemporary colours drawn from a decade of design-led stays in iconic destinations, exclusively available from Colour & Paint.
With 10 years of travel experience and inspiration under their belt, the At Home collection by Mr & Mrs Smith comprises of 28 desirable shades recalling the vivid tones and the breath-taking beauty of picturesque locations from Morocco and Miami to Ithaca and Iceland. Conjuring up a modern mood with an intense and expressive depth of colour, the paints are available to buy online in the Deep Flat Matt finish. To help those of you who are creatively challenged and find the idea of colour combining rather daunting they have thoughtfully arranged the hues into three easy to combine palettes- City, Country and Coast. As an added bonus, each batch of Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home paint is made to order by Britain’s oldest independent paint manufacturer, Craig & Rose, to minimise environmental impact and waste, before being delivered directly to your door.
‘We’ve spent 10 years staying in some of the most beautifully designed hotel rooms all over the world, and we’ve always returned home inspired to recreate a little of what we left behind. Now we’re offering our customers the chance to do just that. But we know interior decoration isn’t for the faint-hearted, which is why we’re launching the iPatches: they’re my top tip for how to take the fuss out of choosing the perfect shade. It’s a really exciting development and I can’t believe it hasn’t been done before.’
James Lohan, Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder and CEO
Developed in close partnership with Colour & Paint and respected international colour expert Professor Clare Johnston, the Mr & Mrs Smith – At Home paint range will showcase future-proof tones using the latest colour matching technology on the innovative new iPatch. This swatch, which is a world first, is set to replace fiddly printed cards and messy sample pots as the most accurate, convenient and environmentally-friendly way to choose and colour-match paint schemes. Now this new invention will not be for everyone as some of us like to get messy and enjoy the process of painting samples onto a bare wall in the hope of it being ‘the one’, however for most this will be a welcome innovation. The flexible A4 iPatches have a coat of real paint on one side and a low-tack adhesive on the other: peel off the backing and the sample sheets can be attached and re-attached to any interior wall without leaving a residue, or taken away to match fabrics, furnishings and home accessories. Thanks to Colour & Paint’s patented new technology, the patches display a layer of real pigment so they offer a perfect colour match.
The iPatches cost £2.99 each (including P&P)
The paint will retail at £33 for 2.5 litres