Lute – No 317
LRV (Light Reflectance Value) -43
The writer, music critic and BBC broadcaster Edward ‘Eddy’ Sackville-West, a peripheral character in the celebrated Bloomsbury Group of the 1920s, lived in several rooms in the Gatehouse Tower at his family home of Knole in Kent. Eddy’s private domain, accessed via a compact stone spiral staircase, included a bedroom, study and music room, where he would entertain fellow academics, philosophers, friends and lovers. This colour is taken from the fireplace in his bedroom, where it’s offset with a blue surround and charismatic lime-plastered walls.