The best paint colours from Farrow & Ball 2018

Decorating a room? Get the best deals on these best-selling paint colours from Farrow & Ball

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Painting your house from top to bottom? Farrow & Ball are an unbeatable choice for quality - and, of course, their range of on-trend paint shades. One of the nation's favourite paint manufacturers, they really do know their paint. Charlotte Cosby, the company's Head of Creative, explains the reasons behind Farrow & Ball's continued success: 

Our paints have high levels of pigment, rich resin binders and high quality ingredients, giving them a unique depth of colour. We carefully source our ingredients from suppliers to ensure you’ll find only the highest quality in each tin. We have a thoughtfully created palette of 132 colours in a range of interior and exterior, modern and traditional finishes. Our paint is meticulously tested, giving you the extraordinary colour and long-lasting finish you expect every time.

Charlotte Cosby

With the Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about any painting jobs you may want to get done. Farrow & Ball's bestselling wall paints are available in three finishes: Estate Emulsion (chalky matt), Modern Emulsion (matt), and Gloss. They also do an eggshell that is perfect for wood.

So, what are the most popular, bang-on-trend Farrow & Ball shades at the moment, and where is best to get them? Follow our guide to find out...

1. Wimborne White

The timeless elegance of this classic just off-white shade has made it a firm favourite for many years. A versatile choice for almost any room - particularly one you want to feel light and bright - the merest touch of warm yellow pigment makes it a more inviting shade than bright white. Shown below as a living room option. 

Wimbourne White

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2. Skimming Stone

Grey isn't going anywhere! An enduringly popular choice for stylish bedrooms and living rooms, it is an easy way to create a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. Skimming Stone is a rich, warm grey - neutral enough for any room, but with a distinctive edge. Pair up with Wimborne White to create a luxurious neutral bathroom, as shown below. 

Skimming Stone and Wimborne White

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3. Down Pipe

Farrow & Ball describe this colour as 'a dramatic lead grey' - a perfect option for making a statement in the hallway or bedroom (as shown below), but now finding its way into living rooms, home offices and dining spaces, too. Deep, dark grey-black has been an on-trend colour for quite a few years now and shows no sign of going out of fashion. A characterful alternative to light neutrals, it works brilliantly combined with off-whites or pastels. 

Down Pipe

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4. Railings

Blue or black? Why choose if you can have a colour that occupies a perfectly balanced space in the middle? With its unique, rich tone, it is no wonder that this shade has become a bestseller. This colour works especially well for adding character to a study or dining room, as shown here. Why not use it on woodwork and doors, too, to up the contemporary appeal? 

Railings

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5. Stiffkey Blue

A bold and dramatic shade, Stiffkey Blue works wonders on rooms that are often overlooked, such as dining rooms and pantries - but don't overlook its potential for a bathroom or kitchen, too. Consider using it as an all-over colour for a really striking effect, as shown below. 

Stiffkey Blue

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6. Dix Blue

A delicate duck egg shade, Dix Blue sits somewhere between blue and green. A great option for injecting any room with a dash of summery, light-hearted colour, it has a touch of black pigment that creates a slightly aged and relaxed vintage feel, making it perfect for use on upcycled furniture, panelling and woodwork, as well as living room walls. Pair it with a neutral shade, such as Pointing, for an understated effect, as shown here.

Dix Blue

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7. Light Blue

A very popular choice for shadier spaces, Light Blue has a shimmering, silvery quality that will add interest to rooms with a light quality that may otherwise look flat, especially if they are north-facing. It also works well for contrast painting the inside of a cloakroom or cupboard. Shown here (cupboard interior) paired with All White. 

Light Blue

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