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About Designer Colours

Our History

Designer Colours (S&S Home Supplies Ltd.) started out as a small family DIY shop in 1974 in Kingsbury, North West London. We started serving the local community and doing our utmost to make sure the customer got what they wanted, even if it meant driving that evening across London to pick up something to make it available for that customer the next day! Over time we gained a loyal following of DIY enthusiasts and tradesmen, selling DIY goods (and all sorts of odds and ends).

As our customer base of local residents and tradesmen grew, we grabbed the opportunity, and so in 1978 we opened a second shop in Preston Road, close to Wembley Stadium.

One day ICI Paints approached us and asked us to become a distributor of Dulux Trade paints which allowed us to branch out supplying professional painters and decorators and over time both of our showrooms offered the largest choice of paint and wallpaper around, and an expertise that was hard to come by.

However, we wanted to offer the customer more choice, and we needed space to stock it, so in 1991 we moved our Preston Road showroom to our current showroom in Honeypot Lane, Stanmore. Here we really became experts in the world of paint and wallpaper.

In 1996, our original Kingsbury shop was full to the brim and just couldn't cope with the demand for stock, so we upscaled big-time to our current premises in Mill Hill, from where we are proud today to offer an incredible stock holding and choice that cannot be beaten.


From both of our showrooms we offer the largest choice of paint and wallpaper around, and an expertise that is hard to come by.

With over 40 years experience with paints and woodstains, we can give honest advice on the right products to use to ensure long-lasting beauty, whatever the surface and condition. From economical options such as Leyland Trade, to premium designer paints like Farrow & Ball, you will find whatever paint your heart desires.

If it’s wallpaper that you’re looking for, we can show you designs from many, many brands, both well known and those that are more exclusive, and our staff will help you find the perfect one to make your neighbours jealous.

Are you a professional decorator of builder ?

Aside from the huge choice of trade paints, we feature many brands of decorating tools including Purdy, Axus Decor and OLFA. Ask us about our Trade Card that gives you exclusive offers and rewards.