ISSUE 10  |  European Sensibilities

Palette & Paints: Farrow & Ball Gray

March 09, 2010 1:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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On a recent visit to Blackman Cruz in LA, we found ourselves admiring the gray-painted walls. Proprietor Adam Blackman was kind enough to clue us in to the exact provenance of the paint: Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe. While we love Farrow & Ball, we realize the products are not necessarily budget-priced, so we contacted our go-to resource for paint, Philip Reno of Philip's Perfect Colors in San Francisco. His recommendation? Pratt & Lambert Stone's Throw—a similar, and cheaper, alternative. See below for details.

Above: Gray wall at Blackman Cruz

Above: Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe; go to Farrow & Ball to find a dealer or order a sample pot.

Above: Pratt & Lambert's Stone Throw; go to Pratt & Lambert to find a dealer or order a sample pot.