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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.