The Royal Navy favoured black for their hulls with one, two or three stripes painted in yellow ochre (described as “baby puke yellow” at the time) which did not necessarily run along the lines of the gun ports. In the 1790s a new chequered scheme was introduced known as the “Nelson checker” which had the addition of painting the outer part of the gun ports black on the yellow stripes. The Masts could be varnished wood, yellow or white with black Tops, Bands and Yards.
Royal Navy Paint Set
Below is a list of the paint bundle's contents, as well as a guide to its usage with Royal Navy vessels, as shown in the above image.
Army Painter Black: Hull, masts, anchors and gun barrels
Vallejo 913 Yellow Ochre: Hull and masts
Army Painter Dragon Red: Inner Hull
Army Painter Oak Brown: Deck, lifeboat inners, gun carriages