Designers Guild Paints the Tate Britain

Designers Guild paints the Tate

The most influential British artist of the twentieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet.

Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art museum on Millbank in the City of Westminster in London. It is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with Tate Modern,Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897.

One of the most prestigious galleries in London, The Tate Britain together with David Hockney carefully selected 5 Designers Guild paint colours to decorate the rooms of his retrospective, choosing shades that most resonate with Hockney’s style.

“We are thrilled to be supporting one of Britain’s most inspiring artists celebrating his instinctive approach to colour. We are delighted that our paints are the backdrop to these legendary works”.
Tricia Guild.

“We at Tate Britain are delighted to be working once again with Designers Guild, using their paints for our David Hockney exhibition. Their palette of vivid colours and super-Matt finish give a contemporary feel and provide a perfect background for the work of one of art’s great
Chris Stephens, Head Curator, Tate Britain.


The five Designers Guild colours chosen to be the backdrop for this exciting exhibition are


Pure White; the definitive white for your home. Mix with stunning soft blue linens, grey velvets and metallic wallpapers for a striking contemporary look

or with textured greys for a modern twist on a classic country interior

Cheviot Flannel; The exact colour of grey flannel. Our Cheviot is one of the best. When paired with the grey collection, this grey perfectly encapsulates timeless interior designs.


Iron Ore; a smart rich grey with indigo tones. Pair with vibrant pink linens like Brera Lino III for a subtle contrasting mix.

Jaipur Dusk; A pretty pink with blue grey tones. Pretty silk stripes and painterly florals keep this delicate colour balanced.

Red velvet; Dark and Velvety, This rich red adds formal drama. The perfect colour to bring together dark, moody patterns and formal velvets.

The exhibition is running till the 21st of May, 2017.


See more colours here. While we are excited to see this amazing installation brought to life by Designers Guild, the paint is not available in New Zealand, wallpapers always are though!


Take a look at Icon Textiles + Wallcoverings on Archipro, leading the way through inspiration.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017

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