About Us


is an established, local independent shop on the High Street in Berkhamsted and has been serving local people and the extended community for over 25 years.

Since taking over the business in 2017 we have improved the shop in a number of ways. We have invested by extending our paint ranges such as becoming stockists for Little Greene and their sister company Paint & Paper Library and we also have daily deliveries of Farrow & Ball paints from our wholesalers.

The internal layout has been re-organised to incorporate a ‘colour zone’ at the front where our displays for Crown, Dulux, Little Greene and Paint & Paper Library are located. This gives you the opportunity to search for the right colour across multiple brands where there is more natural light.

Similarly we have moved away from older manual paint mixing machines to newer, automatic ones and increased our colour matching ability by having two spectrometers to colour match on both Crown and Dulux.

Organic growth has also enabled us to employ two more staff members who both live locally and this allows us to reduce waiting times, whilst selecting any one of our 3000+ products. Moving forward, we want to continue to be a successful, independent establishment that adds to the diversity of offerings on the local High Street in Berkhamsted where customer service is paramount.

With your continued support, we aim to be around for another quarter of a century!

Mick Garraway and Rob Doughty – Directors

Meet the team

They could have made

a sale but chose to give me

free advice instead… – SR

Come into the store to see Ben, Mick, Rob and Tim (our latest addition to the team) and benefit from over 80 years of combined knowledge in the paint and decorating industry.

There are many new innovations and trends occurring, so we are constantly learning as a team to ensure that our expertise remains current and improves.

Collectively, we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which ranges from free advice to little touches such as a carry to car service and local home deliveries for bulkier paints. One of our aims is to provide that personal touch that is often missing in the larger chain stores and if we don’t have what you are looking for or are stumped technically by a request, we’ll do our best to source the product or the right answer.

So, pop in for our warm, friendly advice (and obviously boyish good looks)!



Fantastic local business

with first class

specialist knowledge -ML


In store, there are three paint mixing machines – Dulux, Little Greene/Paint and Paper Library and Crown. We can create over 50,000 colours in a matter of minutes and whilst choosing colours can be a daunting task our top tip is to pick a few tester pots. This enables you to see more accurately the colour in your home or business environment.

If you can’t find the right colour across our mixing machines, we also have the facility to scan items. Just bring in a sample of wallpaper, ceramic tile or even drawer front and we can make your bespoke colour into an emulsion for your walls or satin for woodwork and radiators.

I’ve been looking everywhere
for a very specific colour at
a reasonable price and these
guys nailed it. – DB

We can now mix over 50,000 colours from stock

Any colour: Any finish internal or external

Everyone is welcome – DIY enthusiasts and Trade alike.

We aim to give you exceptional customer service, based on years of accumulated experience and product knowledge.


The Little Greene luxury wallpaper collections combine some of the most beautiful and timeless wallpaper designs, in a stunning range of colours to suit classic and modern contemporary interiors alike.

Whether its origins are in the 18th, 19th or 20th Century, each design is based on an original pattern, found in archives and brought back to life in a range of colourways.

We can also source any other wallcoverings you may have seen, including Farrow and Ball, Zoffany, Osborne and Little, Cole & Son, Clarke & Clarke, Sanderson, Jane Churchill, Graham & Brown and Designers Guild etc.

www.wallpaperdirect.com is a good site to order samples or browse thousands of designs. We can price match to anything you see on this site, order direct to the shop for you and will even cover any carriage charges.

A big thank- you for
matching my paper.
It’s spot on and staff
were very helpful – RH

We may ask you a number of questions but this is purely to ascertain which of our 3000 + in stock paints and sundries are the best fit for your project.

Our reviews aren’t bad either!

Graham Burchnall
Graham Burchnall
April 1, 2023
What a fantastic local business to support. The advice that one is given is exemplary and they certainly care about their customers. It is an absolute pleasure to go into the shop. Thank you to all those who work at Dacorum Decorating Supplies. You certainly make a difference.
Sally Rose
Sally Rose
November 16, 2022
I went into the shop a month or so ago to buy a product to help with stripping wallpaper. I left empty handed except for some free advice on how to remove with just water. It worked. They could have made a sale but they chose to give me free advice instead. Amazing customer service, we buy all our paint here now -always super helpful and friendly.
Gareth Bellamy
Gareth Bellamy
October 22, 2022
Really helpful staff who really know their stuff, loads of stock, so much better than B&Q!
Janet Geary
Janet Geary
December 21, 2021
Very helpful as always.
Julie Wood
Julie Wood
May 25, 2021
Absolutely amazing service 100 % recommended 👌
Tracey Kupferroth
Tracey Kupferroth
May 22, 2021
The lads are always so helpful with everything! Have been coming here for the past 6 years and owning my own business I would highly recommend using Dacorum Decorating supplies.
Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson
June 18, 2020
Great service, always helpful
Lucy Clarke
Lucy Clarke
May 3, 2020
A big thank you for matching my paper its spot on and staff where very helpful


As a local independent shop run by people living locally, we have a passion for the area that we live and work in.

Being a part of the community, we aim to give back as best we can. As examples, we have sponsored Raiders, Berkhamsted FC and helped out BYT through paint donations and brochure advertising.

Similarly, all proceeds from the sale of our recycled carrier bags goes to the Hospice of St Francis. We also have strong links with local school PTAs and will help out where we can with fundraising – be it a raffle voucher for paint, an advert or sponsoring opportunities at Summer/Christmas fairs.

Please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

We are proud sponsors

We are community focused. If you have good causes projects we will do our best to help.

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