In recent months, fans of the most popular British period drama of all time, Downton Abbey, have been able to drink wine like the Crawley family, thanks to Wines That Rock who have set about recreating the rich Bordeaux wines that Lord Grantham, himself, would have been proud to serve in Downton’s dining room. This Fall, thanks to Marks and Spencer, anyone will be able to have lips as red and hands as soft as Lady Mary with the soon-to-be-released line of Downton cosmetics. And, thanks to Ralph Lauren, you can now even dress the part with his Downton-themed fall collection.
While all this is a great way to pay tribute to your favorite series, you can now be the talk of the neighborhood and take that upcoming Downton Abbey-themed party to the next level thanks to Mylands, which launched in 1884 when John Myland opened his first shop in Stockwell, south London. No stranger to telly, the company has supplied paint to both Pinewood and Elstree studios since the 1920’s which is why it can boast that it has colored the walls of every Bond film, Harry Potter and Mr Selfridge as well as Downton Abbey.
Could Grey be the new Black?
Two shades of grey paint, Empire Grey and Amber Grey, which were specifically developed for Downton Abbey (only the downstairs, however, it is grey after all), are now on sale to the public. For future reference, Empire Grey is the color of Mr Carson’s pantry while Amber Grey is the color of Mrs Patmore’s kitchen.
Grey used to be for the dull. Certainly nothing you would ever want on your walls. Now, thanks to the walls of Downton, grey is starting to look kinda cool, don’t you think? Hey, if it’s good enough for Mrs Patmore or Mr Carson, it’s good enough for me.
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