Into the Blue with Bert & May

You might know Bert & May for their beautiful handmade and reclaimed tiles? Or you might know them for their collection of stunning wood floors? But, a little bird tells me that they are launching a range of limewash paints this Autumn at Decorex.

Bert & May Limewash Paint  (1)

And isn’t it just stunning? I love its non-uniform, painterly appearance. Indicative of foreign holidays and warmer climes. I’d be happy to wake up to the is bathroom any time. It seems to me to be the perfect accompaniment to the companies’ tiles and floors.

Bert & May Limewash Paint  (2)

Limewash is a simple type of matt paint made from lime and water, with or without additives. Colours are obtained using alkali-resistant (“lime-fast”) pigments, particularly metal oxides from natural earths. For this reason it’s perfect for old buildings, as it has the advantage of being considerably more “breathable” than most modern paints. It can also consolidate different surfaces with a uniform synthetic coating as in these images. The same paint has been used across walls, fireplace and cupboard giving a really cohesive feel to the room.

Bert & May Limewash Paint  (3)

This example is actually ‘navy’ and I can’t wait to see the rest of the shades.

Bert & May Limewash Paint  (4)

Paint in Navy, 5 litres from £69.50, Glazed Green Alalpardo Tiles £9 per tile, Glazed Green Duchamp Tiles £9 per tile, all from Bert & May.

Other Sources:

The Frost Fair of the Winter of 1683-4 on the Thames, with Old London Bridge in the Distance C.1685 by English £269.99 from

The Dinky Bird by Maxfield Parrish £304.99 from

Zuzunaga Route Home towel in Blue & Black from £39

Malin + Goetz Tobacco candle £37

Perricone MD, Cold Plasma Body £79.50 and Citrus Facial Wash £35


1 Comment

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    andrew bradford

    August 17, 2015

    Blue is always a good idea!
    Love the final result 🙂