In partnership with The Paint Shop, this collection of historic paint colours updates one that was developed in the early 2000s as a collaboration between Heritage NL and Templeton’s, a long-time retailer of paints in St. John’s. It was based on the Matchless brand of paints that has since gone out of business. The colours used in this updated palette are part of the Benjamin Moore collection.
The updated collection is intended as a guide for those who are interested in taking an historical approach to painting their wooden buildings. Colour is fashion and fashion constantly changes over time, place, and according to individual taste. This collection is meant to shed light on what the historical paint colours of Newfoundland and Labrador were.