I have a fascination with paint charts, I simply love them, especially the excitement of choosing a new colour to decorate a room at home. I like to take my time consider all my options before going for it so that I don’t make a costly mistake and I’m not one for redecorating every five minutes using cheaper alternatives. I am one of those lucky folk who just knows how shades work together and find it easy making the final choice, even those bold steps like painting my bathroom ceiling black and before you ask it really does work.
I am a huge advocate for Farrow & Ball, I come back to them time and time again and would recommend them to anyone who wants that subtle difference when updating a space. They don’t release new colours very often but this Autumn they have created nine new hues to get all our taste buds tingling. I love it that they take time to create these shades, refining each colour and giving it a perfect name along with the story woven into each and every one. Their paint works on so many levels, from the contemporary to the traditional home, modern rustic to slick city pad. You can have fun with texture, why can’t you paint your ceilings in gloss there are no rules when using Farrow & Ball.
The nine new colours are quite muted nothing to bright but all work hand in hand with each other, from a soft off white, a dark grey green, a brown based neutral to a muted pink and a grounding blue to name but a few. Of course I am a huge fan of the muted shades so can’t see myself using the adventurous pink of Rangwali very soon but it still captures ones imagination, I would definitely try Sulking Room Pink a soft tone without being garish bringing with it a warmth that would lift a room perfectly. One of my favourites is Jitney a beautiful earthy colour, there is shift towards brown based tones a warm woody neutrals of late so this muted shade fits the bill perfectly. I like to feel calm and cocooned in a room and I think this along with De Nimes a subtle down to earth blue would do exactly that.
The next big space for us to tackle, hopefully in the Spring is our hallway, in desperate need of a touch up, I like to keep this space light and bright due to no direct light access able on the upstairs landing. I am quite taken with the new soft neutral of School House White, not a brilliant white but a pared back, timeless shade without the cool undertones, a soft white reminiscent of old school houses. Along with our natural sisal stair carpets and stripped pine Victorian doors I think would work an absolute treat.
You can find all the new colours on the Farrow & Ball website, they even give you design tips and colour schemes that work cohesively together, making our choices a little easier to make when deciding on which shade to go for when decorating.
Sadly I’m not decorating anything this weekend unlike the last but I will be soaking in the tub looking up at my beautiful black ceiling that is cocooning and soothing all at the same time.
- Images 1, 2 & 3 my own the rest via Farrow & Ball