Graphenstone collaborates with Ashmolean Museum on new paint collection


Graphenstone and Ashmolean Museum paint collection

Graphenstone, the world’s most certified eco paint company launches an exclusive paint collection with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the world’s oldest public museum celebrating 340 years. Taking some of the Ashmolean’s most treasured objects as inspiration, the range, called The Treasured Collection, comprises 16 carefully curated and complementary shades that are practical for both home and commercial use.

Colours range from the burnt orange of the maple wood used by master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari, to the vibrant teal of the feathers in John Ruskin’s ‘Study of a Kingfisher’. Each colour has been chosen and matched to the original artworks by the Graphenstone team. 

Dec McCarthy, Commercial Manager, Ashmolean Museum, says, “We have often mixed our own paints for our interiors by matching colours with our collections, so it is great to launch this new range with Graphenstone and offer it to the public. The range is 100% natural and non-toxic in line with Graphenstone’s unrivalled environmental credentials. Furthermore, sales will support the Museum and our work.” 

Graphenstone is made using the highest quality lime and sustainable natural minerals, perfectly suited to both modern and traditional interiors. Containing Graphene, a nontoxic pure carbon that is the strongest material known to science, it offers exceptional performance, durability and coverage. 

Graphenstone’s healthy paints are petrochemical and plastic free, with only trace elements of VOCs (less than 0.1%), free from carcinogens, hazardous chemicals and preservatives. The paints are virtually odour-free therefore they don’t release harmful off-gasses or synthetic additives often associated with breathing difficulties and allergies. 

During production, the environmental impact is rigorously controlled and the manufacturing process is powered entirely by renewables (hydro (37%), wind (51%) and solar (12%) with waste water being reused in the production process. All packaging is cardboard and the paint tubs are made using 100% PCR plastic (post-consumer) meaning everything is 100% recyclable. 

Patrick Folkes, Graphenstone Director said, “We are often approached by global partners to collaborate. When the Ashmolean explained what they wanted to do, we could not say no to this unique opportunity to create stunning colours that will also help to support one of the UK’s most important cultural institutions and we are honoured to be working alongside them.” 

The paint range is available in two finishes ideally suited for internal applications. Both, GrafClean and Grafclean Eggshell are mixed mineral paints composed of vegetable resins and ecological materials, certified as Eurofins ‘Indoor Air Comfort Gold’ complying with the lowest emission rates in Europe.

About The Ashmolean 

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s Museum of art and archaeology founded in 1683. Their world-famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time. The museum is free to public.

About Graphenstone

Graphenstone paints contain Graphene – the strongest material now known to science. It was discovered in 2005 by two Nobel Prize winners at Manchester University. It is a highly inert, innocuous, nontoxic pure carbon. Graphene’s inclusion in paints, coatings and other building materials exponentially enhances hardness, durability, compression, tensile strength, elasticity and coverage.

The vapour open nature of Graphenstone’s lime and graphene-infused coatings ensures that walls can breathe. This improves air quality and reduces humidity and condensation. Microorganisms and microbial growth of bacteria and mould are deterred from rooms where the paints are applied due to the high alkaline pH of the lime and the paints’ ventilating properties. Indoor odours, as well as biological and chemical pollutants are diffused, and allergens are reduced. The low odour and non-harmful characteristics of Graphenstone paint allows rooms to be occupied within a few hours of application. Their clients include Facebook, Historic Royal Palaces and Rose Uniacke. 

The Ashmolean paints are available nationally via selected Graphenstone UK distributors and exclusively online at


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