06 Jul 2021
Cumbria’s Lakes & Fells have a long and famous tradition of stirring human endeavour, art and literature. From Beatrix Potter’s celebrated children’s stories illustrated with her exquisite drawings, to explorers and record breakers such as Sir Chris Bonnington & Donald Campbell CBE, many have drawn inspiration from this unique, sometimes harsh but always beautiful landscape.Less well-known however are the many innovations in weather protection for outdoor clothing and buildings that have been developed and perfected here. After all, storms can lash our coastline at any time of the year, heavy rain swells our rivers and floods the valleys, while snow blankets the high fells in winter. It is the toughest of nature’s proving grounds. Against this challenging back-drop Kingfisher has been developing and manufacturing water resilient systems, paints, and coatings for over 30 years, adapting to constant changes in our en-vironment both natural and technological. So, when we decided the time had come to add greater colour to our range of performance driven paints and coatings, we already knew that much of what we wanted to communicate in tones and shade lay abundantly around us in the terrain, plants and animals of this extraordinary place. The result is a palette that is at once contemporary but also timeless in origin. We hope that you enjoy using our “Lakes & Fells Collection” as much as we have enjoyed creating it.