Colours May Vary is based in Leeds and is an independent shop stocking a range of beautiful, useful and inspirational wares. We opened our doors here in Munro House in November 2012 and we are proud to say we were the first shop in Leeds to focus on design publications. 

Our main focus is graphic art and design, typography, illustration, and product design. We stock a range of books, journals, prints, cards, gifts, wrap, homeware and stationery and we source our collection both locally and Internationally from a mix of established and up-and-coming producers. We try to bring things to Leeds that can't be found elsewhere. We also strive to support our fellow independents in the City. (CMV recommends blog coming soon!) 

In the last few years we have grown to include an event space where we host a variety of exhibitions, events and workshops. The space is available to hire so get in touch if your event or workshop fits with our focus.  

Colours May Vary, Leeds

We believe in everything we stock. If we wouldn’t buy it ourselves we don’t stock it. Our focus is quality and integrity in both design and production.  From time to time we commission exclusive items and we try to ensure that they are produced within the UK using high quality materials by independent makers. You will find links to makers on product descriptions.


If you don’t see what you are looking for on the site or would be interested in collaborating with us or supplying us or hiring the exhibition space for a show or a workshop,  please drop us a line or give us a bell. We would love to hear from you. Please check in with us by phone before posting us samples or dropping by the shop to show us your work.  

We receive a large number of submissions daily so please be patient as we may not be able to get back to you immediately. If you do not hear from us within 7 days however, you are more than welcome to badger us for a response.

We are a small team and passionate about both our products and our customer service. We want your experience to be the best it can be. If you have any questions or comments at all please get in touch. We would love to hear your feedback!


Big Love, Becky and Andy x