Farrow & Ball are without a doubt, one of the biggest names in home decoration and paint, and it seems that their popularity is growing stronger and stronger! Dark wall colours are such a huge trend at the moment, and if you asked those people that have embraced the dark side what paint they used, I think about 80% would say Farrow & Ball. The brand has a cult following of daring and bold home decorators and it’s helping to propel the trend further into the homes of, well, pretty much everyone!
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that all of the walls in my house were all white until about 3 weeks ago (when I painted my bathroom a soft grey), but the urge to go to the dark side is so strong, but I’m forcing myself to wait until I get a house that’s a little bit bigger so the colour won’t swallow up the small space I currently have.
Railings (shown below) is definitely a fan favourite, and why wouldn’t it be, it’s a beautiful, strong grey that makes any room look striking but isn’t so dark that you can’t appreciate the tone of the colour. It looks amazing when paired with gold/brass hardware and panelling (another huge trend that i’ll be covering soon) as well as the oaky toned floor in the second photo.
Paint: Railings No.31 | Estate Eggshell
Although Farrow & Ball are known for their dark colours, all of the colours they sell are rich and full, like this French Gray, which has a definite almost regal feel about it. It’s a great colour for a bedroom, with a soothing quality about it.
Paint: French Gray No.18 | Estate Eggshell
And let’s not forget about the pink trend, one I will definitely jumping on when I move house (more about my love for pink walls here). Cinder Rose is a beautiful warm pink toned colour, which depending on which swatch you look at, can almost look terracotta, so has more of an orange tone, but I love it in all it’s forms!
Again, on the pink trend, Calamine is more of a baby pink, a lighter, more soft version of Cinder Rose. It looks great paired with bright contrasting colours, as well as the white tones.
Paint: Calamine No.230 | Estate Emulsion
Stone Blue looks beautiful with the matching woodwork, it makes the panelling more functional, being incorporated into some handy storage spaces. I love this colour in contrast with the wooden floors and rich toned Rectory Red bath and matching rugs.
Staying on the red theme, Brinjal is a beautiful, almost gemstone-like red colour, and again, looks perfect when all textures are painted the same colour. It would look great in an older home, taking advantage of all those original features.
Bathroom in Brinjal
All photos taken from the Farrow & Ball website.
Which is your favourite?