Fired Earth’s Mid-Century Modern Paints

You may remember a recent post on Crown paint’s vintage paint range that was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain? Well, upscale (and ever-so-tempting) brand Fired Earth also created a range of colours to celebrate the historic event. The capusle collection by Kevin McCloud is made up of six bold and optimistic hues that capture the Mid-Century spirit, and I think they are some of Fired Earth’s best colours yet. My favourite is Race Yellow (5), closely followed by South Bank (4) – which hue would you decorate with?


  • Reply Oliver @ Sabi Style August 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Wow they are fantastic!

    Would have to go with (6) Skylon Grey – there are endless colours that would sit so well with this. It is so diverse!

    But I really love (4) South Bank for it fun and vibrant vibe!

  • Reply Tommy August 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

    1, 4, and 6 in the same room, please! Perfection.

  • Reply August 3, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Skylon Grey would be my choice πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jessie August 3, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I would decorate with Skylon Grey(6)followed by South Bank(4). Lovely images! Love the green backdrop with the teapots!


  • Reply Dee August 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I so love all of these, South Bank would be my choice.

  • Reply BLONDEDESIGN August 3, 2011 at 10:06 am

    1 for my dining room and 3 & 5 together.!!!

  • Reply Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} August 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Ooh hard choice, these are all stunning colours and surprisingly look fab all together! My top picks would be #1 and #4, but also love #2 just not sure where I would use it! xx

  • Reply sarah, flourish design + style August 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    What incredible shades, the color is so perfectly saturated! Pink please πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair August 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Like Skylon grey and Southbank and reckon they would look nice tomorrow as well! These are some great colours!
    Rachie xo

  • Reply Stacey August 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    gorgeous and loving the saturation!

  • Reply LESAPEA MUSINGS August 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I love living with color. How enchanting are these especially Festival Orange and Race yellow. Its my Caribbean roots, what can i say. Thanks Will, come to Barbados sometime.

    Lisa x

  • Reply kelly August 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I love the flamingo pink. It's similar to the shade I'm painting my office!

  • Reply Megan Gilger August 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    This made my soul happy

  • Reply katrina August 3, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    i'd choose 2 colors: flamingo pink and skylon gray — my favorite colors of late. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anna of IHOD August 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    The color palatte here is fantastic. I don't know what I love more….the colors or the color names! Festival orange is a favorite right now.

  • Reply Rebecca August 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    ooh definatly 4-southbank, ive been looking for the right shade of blue to paint in my bedroom and i think that might just be it! thanks for posting it!x

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    Hi! Where did you find the wooden chairs with the bright yellow cushions? They are so beautiful, and I’ve seen them a few places online, but usually in a post about paint or wallpaper. Do you know who makes the chair? I love that they have minimal upholstery (for my cats to destroy), but still look cheerful and comfy.

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  • Reply Ashley B. May 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful colors! Decided to use these as the main inspiration for our vintage camper renovation! Great post!

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