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!
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