If you’re looking for a ‘white’ paint colour to pair with greys or blues, Shell would be a great choice. It has a softness to it that will, in turn, soften what can otherwise be quite cool colours, and yet it also doesn’t have any of the yellow undertones that would jar in this kind of palette. As part of our Pebble collection, it naturally works perfectly with Shingle, Cobble and Shale, but we’d also use it alongside the colours in the Smoke palette as well as Ink, Navy, Blakeney Blue and Flax Blue from our archive.
Design & engineering
Where we see it
If you’re looking for a neutral to put with a brighter green or yellow shade, like Cactus or Mustard, Shell’s the one. It’s also great on walls in a wooden kitchen, if you want it to be warm and cosy.
How to use - primer
Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Ours works as a base coat or wood primer with all our paints - matt emulsion and eggshell. Use it to prep surfaces and it’ll make the end result much better, with a smooth, longlasting finish.
We’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of delivery.
For courier delivered items bought online, returns are free of charge.
A £29.95 collection charge applies to all furniture returns delivered with our white glove service.
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Care & need to knows
Need to know
Sometimes our paint colours can be different from batch to batch. It’ll only ever be a very small difference (within 0.8%), but it’s something you should bear in mind if you’re painting several things the same colour in one room. Best to buy all the paint you need at one time and keep a spare bit handy for touch-ups. It also means that the colours in our paint books might be ever so slightly different too.
VOC: You might’ve heard of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) before. They’re chemicals that evaporate at room temperature, and you often find them in paint. They’re not great for your health though, so you don’t want too many. That’s why we keep the amount in ours as low as we can. Both our emulsion and eggshell finishes contain 2g of VOCs per litre, max. To put that in perspective, the EU limit is 30g per litre.
Real Neptune homes
Get extra design inspiration by having a look around some of the kitchens designed, lived in and loved by our customers