LINDA BARKER

“Choosing colours has never been so easy”

My natural paints are produced by a small, independent UK manufacturer. Made gently, using earth pigments, they’re very low odour with a low environmental impact - qualities that are fundamental to the well-being of our homes and our lives. All mineral based, they have an incredible depth of colour, which you’ll notice even after only one coat. With two coats, I hope you’ll be as smitten as I am. It’s a lovely, easy paint to use no matter your skill level, and the finish is exceptional.

Easicolor mix & match palette

An interior designer for over 30 years, my palette of 90 specially selected luxury paint shades is designed to take the worry out of choosing and combining colours for your living space. Whatever the combination, no two colours will clash. So you can mix and match at will, safe in the knowledge that whatever you choose the colours will work well together - like having your own personal interior designer on call 24/7.

The Colour Collection

Much of the collection is inspired by the vast Yorkshire wrap-around landscapes that surround Linda’s home and other favourite UK walks, and so around Linda’s palette you’ll find paints with evocative names such as Malham Tarn, Muddied, Snicket, Moor, Kissing Gate and Pen Y Ghent.

“Malham Tarn is an incredible exposed landscape of limestone that comes up in columns like large cobblestones that you can clamber over. It’s very exposed and wild, and the beautiful natural colours in the wrap-around landscape of the Tarn work in the same way embracing each room inside the house too,” says Linda.

“Moor is inspired by the landscape of Haworth Moor where I grew up. Going there is a breath of fresh air. It reveals a subtle, moody colour palette and is such a meditative landscape that you can’t help but focus on the elements of it.”

“One of my ideal bedroom combinations pairs Pocket Fluff with Beck. I like dark bedroom spaces to give an embracing feeling, particularly on the wall behind a bed. Some find that a very dark bedroom can be overwhelming and so Beck would balance Pocket Fluff painted on one or two walls with Beck elsewhere, or 3:1 depending on whether you want dark or lighter moods. I’d then add Pen Y Ghent for furniture colours. My contemporary satin paint is excellent for painting furniture, giving great coverage and a lovely smooth finish.”



Colour Trends for 2021

Maybe because of the difficulties of 2020, interiors are heading back to a cosy, friendly feel, like being snuggled up in a warm blanket and redolent of the best parts of the affluent sixties & seventies classic interiors – but updated - and there are several themes which seem to work really well together.

My own chosen colour of 2021 is LISTER – a warm taupe beige.

Bang on trend are all of the beige taupes like my colours Lister, Three Coins, Throstle, Shaker – all paired with a lighter shade of off-white like Little Voice, or maybe Play Misty.

If you wanted a darker, more sumptuous and encompassing theme, you would not be disappointed with Giant’s Leap or Musky Shadows. Its going to be a warm and friendly feel for 2021.



My kitchen here is painted with Ultra Matte paint in Giant’s Leap (darker) and Lister (paler).