Colours : Choosing a Globe by Colour

Sizes and styles and pricing are all detailed on our website under collections – but see below for images as well as guides by size on colours and bases.

A good source for the Mini Desk Globes linked here.

The Albion 360 & larger desktop globes are linked here.

A good source for colours on the more traditional 36cm Livingstone linked here.

And the 50cm – 80cm larger Floor Standing Globes linked here.

Any colour you see on any size globe can be adapted to any other size or style of globe. There may just be a small price difference from those listed on our main website.

When considering colour – one helpful thing to look at is the “land-shading” vs the “ocean-shading” .. with land shading we shade around the coasts inland (Mint Green, Ochre) and with ocean shading we shade around the coast in the ocean leaving the land minimally painted (Britannia Blue, Prussian Blue, Turquoise). You can also request the reverse of this.

Globes that are glossed (Livingstone, Britannia, Galileo) will show the colours in a different way from those with a matte finish (Mini Desk Globes, Albion Desk Globes, The Curve, The Tri, The Churchill).

Every globe is hand painted with hand mixed colours – so colours can every so slightly vary. Your globe is being made bespoke just for you & will always be unique.

If you want to see more of a colour or have questions, feel free to request more photos and details via [email protected]

>> For FAQ & Personalisation and Customisation Click Here <<<

Prussian Blue (Featured : 36cm Albion MATTE)

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Prussian Blue 50cm Britannia on a Walnut (dark stain) Berlin base – matte

50cm Britannia in Marine Blue beside a 36cm Livingstone in Yellow Ochre

80cm Glacial Blue (Featured : Galileo in Walnut)

Albion 360 in Glacial Blue

Glacial Blue 50cm Albion on London Plane


80cm Galileo in Glacial Blue


Regency Blue (50cm Britannia Globes with added personalisation – second image is Fluted)

22cm Copper Mini Desk Globe – Regency Blue

50cm Cool Blue Albion on Walnut Base (matte) & 50cm Floor Standing Globe – bespoke base (gloss)

Mint Green 36cm Livingstone (glossed)

Mint Green Matte 80cm Galileo – Base : Brisbane in Walnut

Marine Blue 65cm Britannia

Marine Blue – seen here on an Albion 360

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Aquamarine (Featured : 36cm Albion)


Aquamarine (Featured : 22cm Albion Desk Globe)

Mint Green Cassini (Featured : 36cm Livingstone – MATTE)

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50cm Britannia in Mint Cassini – matte – Brisbane base in Walnut


Mint Green Cassini (Featured : 36cm Livingstone – Glossed)


Cassini Edition, Mint (Featured : 50cm Britannia in progress – matte – & complete – glossed)

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Blue Cassini ( matte Albion 36 )

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Blue Cassini – Glossed – 36cm Livingstone

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Cassini Edition, Ochre (Featured : 80cm Galileo


Albion 360 in Turquoise – Walnut Base


Reed Green (Featured : 36 Albion (matte) & 50cm Britannia (glossed))

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Land-shaded Reed Green 36cm Livingstone


Ochre Albion 36 (matte – 36cm diameter – on Walnut – added personalisation)

Ochre (Featured : 50cm Berlin in Aluminium)

Champagne (Featured : 36cm Albion on Walnut)

Champagne Glossed (Featured : 36cm Livingstone)


Bespoke Champagne (more pink) and medium brown on land

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Charcoal (Featured : 22cm Mini Desk Globe on London Plane)

Land-shaded Charcoal (Featured : Albion 500 on Aluminium)

Gagarin (Featured : 22cm Mini Desk Globe on Bubinga)


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Gagarin (Featured : 36cm Livingstone Desk Globe with a gloss finish)


Prussian Gagarin – shown in the 36cm Livingstone both glossed and matte

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Sea Green 50cm


Sea Green 50cm Glossed

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Teal Cassini – shown on a 36cm Oak Albion base


Champagne colouring with a BLUE ocean (bespoke variation)

Blue Cassini Churchill – 127cm diameter

Bright Deep Mint Green (Featured : 127cm Churchill)


Taupe (Featured : Upside Down Curve 80cm diameter)

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Pistachio (Featured : 22cm Mini Desk Globe – Celestial Cassini (Featured : Albion 360 in Matte on Chestnut)


36cm Prussian Blue Albion beside a 22cm Mini Desk Globe.


The 50cm Britannia next to an Albion 50 : Sea Green


Click here to see base stain options for the Livingstone : LIV_WoodSamples2019

Click here to see the base stain options for the Mini Desk Globe : Mini_Wood_Samples_2019

Click here for base woods on the larger floor standing globes : 800_WoodSamples2019_80

The larger multi-directional bases : Rotational Wood Samples


Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.


  1. Amazing, stunning globes. I love the cool blue myself. We need one for our office – I may just go ahead and nab one, thank you so much!

  2. I’m looking for a star field globe ceiling light. I found some beautiful ones at the university of washington library. Do you or anyone else you know make them?
    Mary in Oregon

  3. Hi, we are thinking of buying one of your globes but wonder if it would fade being in a conservatory ?

    • Hi Suzanne, we don’t recommend you keep a handmade and hand painted globe in a conservatory. Extreme heat and constant direct sun is not good for paper even if it is sealed and treated. It also is not great for woodwork in the long term. It is best to be safe so that your globe stays in beautiful condition.

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