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I  graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1987 with a Masters of Arts Degree and have since worked in the design industry specifying contemporary furniture, lighting and art work  for public and private projects around Scotland.

I become increasingly interested in the use of colour as a powerful design tool and went on to design a colour palette, “Fauvism 55” for VALTTI paints  which was awarded a “Living etc Loves” logo in 2010. I am particularly interested in colour placement and interaction and enjoy designing textiles for mens neckties and silk scarves for my own brand, Niki Fulton and printed textiles for Printed and Co .

Further information can be seen on a vimeo here.


Interview, Prima Magazine, September 2009

Interview, Red Magazine, October 2009

Interview, Homes & Interiors Scotland Magazine, October 2010

Product Photograph, Elle Decoration, November 2010

Article, The Wallpaper History Review, Special Issue 2011/12

Art Photograph, Asian Global Impact Magazine, November 2012

Art Photographs, Languages of Colour edited by Alexandra Loske, The Frogmore Press, 2012

Printed linen designs,  Sul Filo Di Lino e Di Canapa, issue 12, European Confederation of Flax and Hemp, February 2015

Art Photograph, BOTA Magazine, Edinburgh College of Art, May 2015

Public Speaking

‘Colour Harmony’, Grand Designs Live, Excel, London, 2010

Exhibitions / Shows

Printed and Co. Showcase, Kalopsia Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, February 2015.

Fruitmarket Gallery Design Market, Edinburgh, 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Crafted, Dundee, Dec 2015

Fruitmarket Gallery Design Market, Edinburgh, 2016

Craft Scotland Summer Show, Edinburgh, 2016

Scotland Re:Designed, Paisley Make, Paisley Abbey, September, 2016

Flock, Woodend Barn, Banchory, 2016

Top Drawer , Olympia London, January 2017

Local Heroes, Love Design, G&V Hotel, February 2017

Fruitmarket Gallery Design Market, Edinburgh, June 2017

Best of Britannia, Old Truman Brewery London, October 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts, (DCA) Crafted, December 2017

Swg3, Hypermarket, Glasgow, December 2017

Handmade in Britain, Edinburgh, August 2018

Scottish Design in Japan, Watanabe & Co, March & April 2019



Royal Academy of Arts, London, V&A Museum Dundee, National Galleries of Scotland, SCP London, The Turpentine London, Dovecot Studios Edinburgh, Edinburgh Printmakers Shop, Concrete Wardrobe Edinburgh, Red Door Gallery Edinburgh, Daisy Cheynes Edinburgh, Moleta Munro Edinburgh, The Marchmont Gallery Edinburgh, The Facility Edinburgh, Century General Store Edinburgh, Secret Herb Garden Edinburgh, Kerachers St.Andrews, Wear Eponymous Glasgow, Ryan James Studio Glasgow, Teasil & Tweed Aberdeen, Wooly Blue Newcastle, Persora Worcestershire, The Lighthouse Glasgow, Welcome Home Store Glasgow, Cross Lanes Organic Farm County Durham, Bias London and private clients in Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, UK, USA.


Special Feature Stand at 100% Design 2009

Natural Colour System (NCS), Colour Specification 2012, Colour Contrast for Part M 2012, Colour Management for Brands and Products 2012

Colour Group GB, Special Merit for Colour Group Logo Design 2012

Finalist, Herald Events Fashion Awards, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to drop by.

Niki Fulton.

19 thoughts on “About

    • Yes, Farrow & Ball is very popular here in the UK and as most of their 132 colours are broken tints they sit well together which gives their customers the confidence to choose colour schemes for themselves. I think their Estate Emulsion works so well because it is flat matt and therefore gives a lovely depth to a wall. Sometimes people forget that it’s not just the colour that they need to think about when buying paint but the ingredients as well. The higher quality paints tend to have more pigment and less water in them (and are heavier if you lift the cans) whereas some of the cheaper paints have a lot of water and nasty binders in them that result in the paint looking shiny when it’s applied – which in turn affects the colour. I knew Farrow & Ball had arrived in USA as I saw one of their showrooms in Soho NYC last year but as it wasn’t quite open I didn’t see their US colour card. I wonder if they have modified the colours for the US market or if it’s the same as the UK colour card? There are of course other high end paints in UK such as Little Greene and Valtti.


  1. Hi, Niki:
    thank you for your kind comment in my blog. I’m glad to have found yours and will folllow you from now onwards. I love your quotation from Johannes Ittem and agree with it: “For a world without colour appears to us as dead”.
    “Colour is life!”

    Isabel de Yzaguirre


  2. Hi Niki: Wow! I’m so glad I came over here, and thank you for commenting on my blog! You’re in Scotland? Well, I think you might be my first Scottish “friend” on the internet: nice to meet you indeed! Are you really just buying locally for Christmas? That is wonderful, and I am sure, difficult to do at times and for certain things. I have a love/hate relationship with the internet (mostly love, I guess…..) and find it just about impossible to unplug. Yes, even on vacation I am plugged in: iPad makes it that much easier.
    Will be in touch soon again!


    • Brilliant! Delighted to be your first Scottish cyber friend 🙂 Yep, I think we all have that love/hate thing going on with the internet, so occasionally I just pull out for a bit and refresh but back on now and i opened an etsy shop yesterday too!


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