Wardrobe – Day & Night (sort of)

We wanted to show how a colour can vary depending on lighting so we photographed one of our wardrobes in two different types of light. The first photo was taken using the natural light coming in from the window and the one after was taken in late afternoon with an overhead light on. The photo’s have been cropped, but there has been no adjustment or editing using colour filters, contrast, brightness etc. The wall behind the wardrobe is painted in pure white and the wardrobe itself is painted in Whitehall from Mylands. Mylands describe Whitehall as a pure white with a hint of yellow ochre.

This photo is taken using only natural light from the window. (It was an overcast day) The wardrobe colour looks almost pale grey against the brilliant white walls but Whitehall is actually a “warm white”.
This photo was taken during the late afternoon with an overhead light on. The lighting picks up the warmed of the wardrobe colour and the white wall behind it go very positively cool.

It the above example the same colour appeared both warm and cool. You should try to be aware of the lighting and window aspects when choosing colour and when you can, try to test colour in situ and look at it at different times of day. And don’t be surprised by the colour changes and try to understand them.


The details of this single wardrobe are as follows:
Dimension: 200cm tall x 100cm wide (at the widest point of the crown moulding) x 60cm deep
It breaks down into three separate pieces for transporting. The crown moulding lifts off, and the box section fitted with a hanging rail, lifts off the drawer base.
This one is painted in Mylands, Whitehall No 9 and has maple Shaker knobs.
It is currently available for sale from our shop. You can email enquiries to workshop@providenceuk.com


Natural Pink

This month’s (March ‘21)  Elle Decoration had a palette feature called Nude Pinks that showed pinks in wall papers, fabrics and paints.  These pinks seem to be natural and warm, maybe even moving towards the dreaded “beige”.  It got us looking around our shop for a few pinks that we thought fitted this description.  Here are a few photo’s for inspo and some descriptions of the colours and possible combinations.  Remember that pink is great when paired with the right shade of its contrasting green/grey.

Mylands – Threadneedle

This linen press is painted in Threadneedle – No 262 from the Mylands, Colours of London range. Mylands describes this colour as a refined and subtle pink, that is white with a hint of orange and umber. It is the umber that gives it its natural “grounded” feel.


Farrow & Ball – Pink ground – Silvergate wallpaper

Farrow & Ball Silvergate Wallpaper Code BP 861

This is the Silvergate wallpaper pattern from Farrow & Ball. It has been in production in various colour ways for quite a while. This colourway uses Farrow & Ball’s, warm, Pink Ground – No 202 as the background colour and the pattern is printed with White tie – No 2002. It’s an archived colour way that we have as a reference in our shop; it is still available to order, though minimum quantities apply. The wallpaper code is BP 861.

This wallpaper would work paired up with the blushing natural pink of Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster – No 231 or it could be contrasted with the silvery blue that is Light blue – No 22 or with the deeper grey/green of Farrow & Ball’s Pigeon – No 25.


Earthborn – Peach baby

Image credit Earthborn
Image credit Earthborn

The walls in the photo above are paint in Earthborn’s Peach Baby clay paint (the cupboards are paint in – Secret Room). Peach baby is a dull pink tinted with yellow and red iron oxide colourants.


Form, File & Function

This 3 door cupboard is a bespoke piece that was specially commissioned to hold (and hide) A4 box files. It’s 125cm tall x 130cm wide and the internal depth – the important bit for holding the box files – is 32cm. Painted in Ammonite No 274, a soft natural neutral grey from Farrow and Ball.

Other items in the photo are a 150cm wide Shaker shelf, a 2′ x 4′ braided mat, and hand brooms made of rice straw. You’ll find more braided rugs and mats here.

Our latest braided rugs 3 x 5 Ovals

We had a delivery of the braided rugs that we import from the U.S.A. Here are the latest renditions of some of the 3′ x 5′ oval shape. The way in which the colours are distributed through the braids will vary slightly from rug to rug, so each one is unique. The rugs are very durable and will last for years.
Keep scrolling for detailed photographs.

Content & Care

35% wool, 33% nylon, 33% polyester
Machine wash at 30 degrees. Dry Naturally.
These rugs combine the practicality of being washable with the beautiful mix of colours that only wool can provide.

These rugs can be purchased via our Barton shop – call and collect – and we can ship them to addresses in the UK.
Larger Custom sizes are available by special order.
Please contact us for details.