super matt finishes and bang-on-the-mark shades make Bristol Paint a firm favourite among theatre, TV and film set designers. Its water-based colours also look picture-perfect in the home, forming an offering handily divided into palettes spanning primary colours, earth tones, glitter finishes and fluorescents. The ultimate draw? Ultramarine, a near perfect match for the iconic yet patented and hard-to-nail Majorelle Blue.
Ultramarine emulsion, £62.64 for 2.1L (bristolpaint.com)