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Colour scientists

We produce colours you simply won’t find anywhere else.


Our colours

As colour scientists and colour devotees, we spend endless hours in the lab playing with colour. It’s one of our core strengths and something we’re very proud of.

Our colours are renowned for their depth and complexity – which is why interior designers and homeware companies choose us to make their products for them. In fact our ability to create colour and glaze from scratch is truly what sets us apart.


The best shades

Each of our colours is individually mixed, selecting from over 50 raw pigments and stains that are expertly combined to create exact nuances of shade we are looking for.


What goes into our colour?

We start by mixing a recipe of frits, china clay, deffloculant, binder and water in varying quantities and with some additions depending on whether we’re making a transparent, opaque or matt glaze.

Next we add rich pigments to achieve our signature depth of colour, carefully adding each in exactly the right amount for a complex and absorbing colour.

Every batch of our unique colour is then rigorously tested for consistency and durability before it goes into production.

“Your service is outstanding and everyone is stunned by the result. I could not be more delighted.”

Pat Jones

“Marlborough are a trusted collaborator to design unique tile collections which delight our customers”

Rebecca Malon, Head of Design and Product Development Neptune

“We are delighted with our stunning tiles - the colour and finish have brought our kitchen to life.”

Nicky Sweet

“Over 20 years, our brand has relied on Marlborough for specialist colour and glaze development.”

Colin Roby-Welford, MD of Fired Earth

“Superb! Great design advice on combining styles and colours. Thank you for going the extra mile.”

Emma Todd
Marlborough Made