The Colour Palette Company has invaded York!

Well, ok, it’s not quite as dramatic as the Viking invasion of York in 866 and more of a polite invitation to collaborate with York Museums Trust, but we like a bit of theatre.

Yes, we’ve created a York Colour Palette to celebrate all that’s great about the historic city and you can find it in the York Art Gallery gift shop.

Our York Colour Palette features local landmarks and special moments about a city with history and heritage like no other. New colourful York art, the palette makes great new home gifts, house warming gifts or new wall art for Yorkshire holiday homes.



From the Roman Empire to Viking settlers, Tudor dynasties and the railway revolution, York has seen it all and the York Colour Palette reflects this with its familiar gradient of six swatches.

We worked with the local team at York Museums Trust to select the six swatches and here they are:

Jorvik Tan for the Viking arrival in 866

Shambles Brown for our most famous and celebrated street

Bile Beans Yellow for the gorgeous ghost-sign on Lord Mayors Walk

Mallard Blue for the holder of the steam world speed record

Constantine Bronze for the Emperor sitting in the shadow of York Minster

Haunted Grey for the spooky encounters across our historic city

The York Colour Palette has launched exclusively at York Art Gallery’s gift shop as A3 prints, A5 greetings cards, mugs and coasters and will soon go online at

The Colour Palette Company has created palettes for cities across the UK including Birmingham (where it all started!), Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh, plus the beautiful counties of Cornwall, Devon and The Peak District.

We also collaborate for exclusive and bespoke colour palettes as gifts, merchandise or large-format installations to brighten shopping centres, large welcome areas and public transport hubs.

Please get in touch through if you’d like to discuss how this works.