British Colour Standard

Striped Guardsman Red, Royal Blue & Pearl White Eco Dinner Candles

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Introducing British Colour Standard's beautiful collection of striped dinner candles. Hand-poured by artisans these colourful candles are a stylish addition to any home, perfect for entertaining or giving as a gift. 

Eco and Fair Trade, striped in bold bands of British Colour Guardsman Red, Royal Blue & Pearl White. 

Royal Blue 
This colour name has been used from the sixteenth century in connection with Smalt (Cobalt) and Prussian Blue.The more modern colour under this name, which was first used in the latter part of the 19th C, was probably derived from one of these earlier colours, but has deviated so much from Smalt that it is the general representation of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries that is depicted here as Royal Blue. 

Guardsman Red  
Matching the tunics of the Queens' Guardsman. Red clothing was historically a sign of status and wealth. It was worn not only by cardinals and princes, but also by merchants, artisans and townspeople, particularly on holidays or special occasions. The wealthy wore scarlet clothing dyed with carmine, made from carminic acid extracted from tiny female scale insects, which lived on the leaves of oak trees in Eastern Europe and around the Mediterranean. The insects were gathered, dried, crushed, and boiled with different ingredients in a long and complicated process, which produced a brilliant scarlet. 

Pearl White 
The colour pearl is a pale tint of off-white. The first recorded use of pearl as a colour name in English was in 1604. Used in interior design when an off-white tint is desired. 


  • Pack of 4. 
  • 24.5cm tall. 
  • 8 hour burn time, with a tall clean flame. 
  • Non-drip. 
  • Packaged in a crisp, kraft card box, easily recyclable. 
  • Fair Trade made, hand poured in Indonesia. 
  • No animal derived ingredients. 
  • 100% Stearin wax (veg origin). 
  • Pure cotton wick (lead/metal free). 
  • Ecological colour dyes, paraffin free. 

Candle Care & Safety 
Handle with care. The hand-poured nature of the product means that this is a delicate item and wax discs can separate if rattled too much. 
Best when lit for 4 hours at a time. 
Stop burning when 2cm of unmelted candle remains. 
Leave 10 cm between candles when burning.