Home Décor Ideas: New Colours from Farrow & Ball
Prestigious British paint company Farrow & Ball have just this past week introduced nine new colours to their range. The infamous brand is known for having a very select number of paints and wallpapers that have undergone copious levels of development in order to be timeless and carry longevity in the world of interiors.
Farrow & Ball very rarely cull their paint colours, or likewise introduce new ones; so it’s a momentous time in the colour industry. The new colours range from deep reds to indigo and pale off-whites – which means there’s a new colour for almost every taste. The colours were launched as part of this year’s London Design Festival.
The colours have been developed very carefully to settle on the correct shade with each one carrying a story behind its rich pigments.
Explore the New Colours
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A deep, rich red
An intense, jewel-toned red, this hue is in honour of Farrow & Ball’s original trade name, Preference Paints. It should be used with red-based neutrals but would look exceptional paired with new Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A relaxed brown based neutral
The perfect mix between neutral and grey. It’s an earthy colour that is supposed to remind you of lazy days by the seaside – which is why it’s named after the bus that takes New Yorkers out of the city to the Hamptons oasis.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A chic red-based black
An intense, rich, red-based black, this shade is inspired by Georgian interiors. Working in both a contemporary or traditional home, it adds a distinctive look and would make an excellent choice for an accent wall. It is described as being reminiscent of old leather hymnals, so is named after a song of praise.
Sulking Room Pink
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A romantic and muted rose
Giving a new meaning to millennial pink – this muted rose shade is warm and inviting. It has a distinctly powdery tone and is very easy to use. It is described by Farrow & Ball as being evocative of boudoirs, which in French derives from the word ‘bouder’ – to sulk.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A dark grey-green
Treron is an evolution of the classic Farrow & Ball colour ‘Pigeon’, albeit slightly darker. It’s a fantastic shade for both modern and traditional interiors alike and is said to pair wonderfully with ‘French Gray’ and any of the traditional neutrals.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: An exotic, adventurous pink
This bright and bold colour can’t help but lift your spirits. It’s described as adventurous and friendly with its namesake deriving from the powder thrown during the colour festival Holi in India. It’s absorbing quality is thanks to a small amount of black pigment.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A protective olive green
Similar to matcha, Bancha is the name of a Japanese tea leaf. It has a distinctive mid-century vide and is a deeper version of the archived colour Olive. Albeit a darker shade, it conveys a sense of security and serenity.
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A down to earth and grounding blue
Elegant, deep in colour but somehow subtle, this blue is described as down to earth. With a background developed from Farrow & Ball’s regency palette, it is inspired by the cloth of the workwear of the people in the French city of Nîmes.
School House White
Described by Farrow & Ball as: A soft off-white
This shade looks white when in shadow but has a much warmer feel in comparison to some of the other neutrals in the range. It is described as timeless, pared-back and reminiscent of the shade used in old school houses.