Thursday, March 06, 2008

Farrow & Ball: 18 New Hues

In case you haven't heard, the illustrious Farrow & Ball introduced 18 new paint colours last week! In their stead, 18 existing colours have been "retired" from the colour chart (but are still available for purchase).

Today, I visited Maria Tomas, the only Farrow & Ball retailer here in Calgary (luckily a few blocks from my office) to view the new colours.

I was positively smitten with several of the colours and especially loved the first eight, which I've included below:

There's a new white (No.239 Wimborne White), an elegant tan (No.240 Cat's Paw), and my three favorites: a creamy stone off-white (No.241 Skimming Stone), a noble light gray-blue (No.242 Pavillion Gray), and a refined dark gray-brown (No.243 Charleston Gray).

I've also shown a handsome dark brown (No.244 London Clay) which looks beautiful next to a pretty pale pink (No.245 Middleton Pink) and a gorgeous dark rose (No.246 Cinder Rose). I've been dying for rose to come 'round again!

You could steal this palette alone and design a whole house (minus the tan, perhaps!).

Check out the remaining 10 colours at Farrow & Ball.

All paints are made at the Farrow & Ball factory in Dorset, England. The company is renowned for using "more high quality pigment in every tin than any other manufacturer." Since all paints are factory-blended and quality-controlled, colour accuracy is assured. In other words, no blending is done at your neighborhood shop!

Sophisticated designers rave about paint, but it's a rather expensive at over $80/gallon here in Canada (which is about $20 per gallon more expensive than Benjamin Moore's top-of-the-line paint). The paint is supposedly a little finicky to apply as well, so a confident painter and good instructions are a plus!

I can't wait to try a gallon for myself, perhaps Pavillion Gray, my new favorite hue!


  1. Hi Terri, just popping in to say hello. I'm a little behind on reading blogs, but I will definitely be back to see what you've been up to. Hope all is well and that you have a great day!

  2. Of all those colors, I'm most drawn to the pavillion gray myself. I can tell that you're gearing up for some big changes!

  3. Farrow & Ball....wonderful paint! I have a sample pot of 'Pointing' which I am thinking about using on my kitchen walls. I currently have wallpaper, which is in bad shape, but I feel the task of taking it down is a bit daunting!

    I took the 'Austen Heroine' quiz, and I am Elinor Dashwood! That was fun.

  4. Oooh, I love that dark brown with the dusty rose. Your life has been full of rich colour lately! I wish you a wonderful birthday week and look forward to more life and home decor updates.

  5. I love the new Pavillion Gray. Let us know how it looks.

  6. Wow! The lamps in that first pic SPEAK TO ME!!!! Love that you broaden my horizons. I just may need you to take me to PB (I have never been).


  7. I didn't realize they deleted some colors - I wonder which ones - do you know?


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  9. Anonymous12:15 pm

    I just put pavilion Gray on my kitchen walls surrounded by high gloss white cabinets. its very pretty