About us

Allen Braithwaite Paints and Wallpaper was first opened in 1978 by Allen and Dorothy Braithwaite. Allen, a professional decorator, saw the need for a decorating shop in Colne that could provide customers and decorators with quality products at reasonable prices.
With Dorothy's background in textile design and Allen's knowledge and skills as a professional decorator they made a wonderful team and business soon took off. Dorothy ran the shop while Allen continued to work as a painter and decorator, occasionally popping in to the shop to offer his words of wisdom.

Fast forward 40 or so years and we are now a forth generation business with a small team dedicated to giving all our customers fantastic products and great customer service.

Our paint and wallpaper shop in Colne stocks a wide range of traditional, designer and contemporary wallpapers, a large range of paints for every big or little job are also available. We stock Johnstone's, Leyland trade and Dulux paints and we also have a mixing machine, enabling us to mix 1000's of colours while you wait.

With a large pattern book library from all the leading brands. Sanderson, William Morris, Graham & Brown and Colemans, Casadeco, Caselio, Galerie, Arthouse and more, we are sure to have a wallpaper design to suit everyone.

Why are we different?

We are not a big dark warehouse or small industrial unit with just a website to sell from. We have been a small lancashire based wallpaper shop for over 40 years, serving the customers of Colne, Nelson, Burnley and now worldwide from our traditional wallpaper and paint shop in Colne. We care about our customers and also the products we sell, we pride ourselves on always giving all our customers excellent customer service.

Shop opening hours

Mon - Friday 9am-5pm and Sat 9am - 4pm