Manchester Colour Collection supporting Macmillan Cancer Support in Manchester

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Our new partnership with Macmillan Manchester is based on both companies shared ethos of working in the local community to improve peoples quality of life. The partnership sees support across a number of areas and aims to assist the amazing work Macmillan Solutions already undertakes. Macmillan Solutions offers practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including carers. Volunteers help in a number of ways including, transport to hospital appointments, shopping, befriending or maintaining homes such as gardening and decorating.

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HMG are extremely proud to introduce a Manchester decorative colour collection designed in collaboration with Macmillan Manchester. the colours in the range have been specifically selected to incorporate current market trends, whilst Manchester’s colourful history is the inspiration.

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Creating a Colour Range

The range of colours developed by members of the Macmillan Manchester Team and HMG's Laboratory are available to purchase direct from HMG Paints and our nationwide distribution network.

HMG Paints have produced this range of colours in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. For every 5 litres sold, £3 will be donated to Macmillan to help reach even more people affected by cancer.

“We are so excited to be working in partnership with HMG Paints on a unique campaign to raise vital funds and awareness of our local services and to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone in Greater Manchester” said Mandy West, Corporate Fundraising Manager.

You can see the full colour range below, so why not choose a colour and help make a difference to somesones life today whilst decorating.

The Colour Range

The colours in the range take inspiration from Manchester and it's rich history and heritage.

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If you'd like to place an order for any of the colours please click on the colour you wish to enquire about and fill in the form.
Alternatively you can call us on 0161 205 7631, visit the HMG Paints shop or one of our distributors.

Macmillan Green from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Macmillan Green

Macmillan Cancer Support’s iconic green, formulated in HMG’s colour laboratories as a wall paint.

Cotton Grass from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Cotton Grass

The county flower, representing Manchester’s status as the international centre of the cotton and textile trade.

Mancnolia from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range


A Mancunian twist on the noted ‘standard’ colour of household paint Magnolia.

Manchester Clouds from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Manchester Clouds

Inspired by the rain clouds that cover Manchester for the majority of the year.

Manchester Sky from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Manchester Sky

Stemming from the world’s perception of Manchester as Britain’s rainiest city, this greyish blue shade depicts the iconic rainy skies of Manchester.

Manchester Bees from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Manchester Bees

The worker bee was adopted as a motif for Manchester and denotes Mancunians' hard work during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century.

Sandstone Brick from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Sandstone Brick

Representing the stone colour of iconic Manchester architecture including stone for the Roman fort at Castlefield, St Ann's Church, Manchester Cathedral and the original buildings of Chetham's Hospital, came from Collyhurst Quarry. Collyhurst is the home of HMG Paints and has been since its inception in 1930.

Manchester Sky from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range

Manchester Caviar

Also known as mushy peas. In Northern England and the Midlands they are a traditional accompaniment to fish and chips, arguably one of Manchester’s favourite dishes.

Mint from the HMG Paints Macmillan Colour Range


A Mancunian slang term meaning great. “That looks mint”

Macmillan in Greater Manchester

A few facts and stats.


people living with Cancer in Greater Manchester


people diagnosed every year in Greater Manchester


Macmillan funded health care professionals in local clinics and in the community


Miles of deliveries made in a year.


could fund a Macmillan Nurse for one hour


could fund a direct volunteering service for a year


could pay for a cancer information and support specialist for a year


could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a year

Getting in touch.

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