Farrow & Ball have just launched nine new inspirational colours which we anticipate will be covering more than just walls
When we talk to people at our shows we often discover that they have grand plans of stripping back and painting their purchases with carefully chosen colours to fit with a scheme. All manner of things look great with a lick of paint; cupboards, wardrobes, wooden boxes, shelves and tables and chairs. Farrow & Ball do external paints too so outdoor furniture, sheds and garden rooms could all be in for a make-over this spring.
Like all of F&B’s paints there is a story and a sense of history behind the recently launched colours, a few of which stand out to us as working wonderfully with the kind of things you’re likely to pick up at one of our shows.
Cromarty, a gentle colour emanating the swirling mists and seas of the Cromarty Firth Estuary is a soft and easy colour that sits somewhere between blue and grey. Ideal for the bathroom, this calming colour would be excellent on dainty shelves, panelling, cupboards and an old chair with a welcoming stack of towels on.
We love Vardo, the traditional name for a Romany wagon, which is a bold turquoise evocative of the vibrant colours used to decorate these beautiful objects. It goes well with greys and whites but could equally be mixed with other brights to really make a big statement. We imagine this looking great in a rustic kitchen full of lovely, worn antiques.
Salon Drab, a classic, warm colour that is said to be stronger and cleaner than Mouse's Back and far less red than Mahogany. To quote Farrow & Ball - ‘It’s richness is extremely appealing and will create rooms that have mid-19th century authenticity despite being perceived as the perfect ‘chocolate’ for the modern home’. Great for walls but perfect for storage boxes and trunks we think.
This new colour palette looks set to work well in traditional surroundings as well as in a modern home and our minds are awash with fanciful ideas of giving our living spaces a bit of Farrow & Ball love.
Whether you choose paint for your walls or your furniture be sure to enjoy making your selection, as choosing paint is definitely one of life’s little pleasures.