Farrow & Ball has GOT to be my favorite (or favourite—if you’re British like Farrow & Ball) paint company ever. If you aren’t yet familiar, one of the many reasons they’re awesome is their use of extremely high quality ingredients and rich pigments to deliver these gorgeous, eco-friendly hues. Another little fun fact: their paints have been made in England since 1946! We won’t be delving into this part today, but Farrow & Ball also crafts wallpaper (pssst I’ve been dying to use this one) that’s actually MADE FROM their paint—I seriously find them endlessly inspiring! Although it’s a tough task, I’ve narrowed down my five favorite hues from their color palette just for you. In no particular order, here we go!
Well hey, Brinjal, aren’t you sexy? For real, I’m in love with this “sophisticated aubergine” as Farrow & Ball puts it. The high-gloss finish shown in the photo above is a unique touch for interior millwork details. However, I’m also swooning over the more rugged version of this color in their classic, chalky-finish shown in the first photo—it feels very English-cottage-chic and I’m obsessed.
School house white
This is one of Farrow & Ball’s newest colors (they just released nine new shades); you may be thinking, “Really Jess? White?” But yes, white! It can be pretty daunting to pick a white paint for your home, since there are SO many out there. Some have odd undertones that can reflect light strangely and just end up looking wrong in a space. School House White won’t have that issue; it has no cool undertones and is actually an off-white, which adds a creaminess to the hue that I adore.
Another recently added color, Treron is this dreamy, deep olive-y gray that I feel like I’ve been looking for my whole life! I’m totally into the use of it in a kitchen (like how it’s shown here), but I’m enjoying imagining where else I could get creative with this one. Additionally, Treron paired with the previous School House White could make a killer combo!
Okay, don’t ask me to pronounce this one, but regardless, PEIGNOIR—my goodness you are lovely! Farrow & Ball describes this shade as “a romantic gray pink” and I’m noticing a theme here—I definitely enjoy my gray undertones. I picture this in a girl’s room or a sweet little powder room paired with Anthropologie’s Artemis Wallpaper (I actually did this for a client the other day!).
Lastly and possibly my favorite of all the favorites: Railings. I realized after I selected this color, that my favorite duo Jersey Ice Cream Co. actually used it in this rad space above! I knew we were meant to be. So, this is actually a “soft black with blue undertones”, which makes me love it even more than thinking of it as just plain ‘navy’. This hue can be dressed up or down and it’s seriously a show-stopper!
Now, which is YOUR favorite?