Back in February, we teamed up with Farrow & Ball to share the Nine New Colors they added to their 132-color collection. Throughout April and May, Remodelista editors are applying the colors in our own homes. First, Danny brightened his office with Vardo, then Alexa gave life to lifeless furniture using Worsted and Salon Drab. Today, contributing editor Justine Hand puts Inchyra Blue to work.
Justine is typically partial to neutrals at home; most of her Newton, Massachusetts, house is painted in French grays and “warm, Scandinavian whites.” For Justine, the time had come to experiment with a little moodiness and color.
Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista.
Above: Justine’s Victorian-era, Colonial-style house has a butler’s pantry linking the kitchen and dining rooms. It’s one of her favorite features of the house, but its existing orange-hued stain had to go. And to Justine, “a painted pantry felt more historic.” She painted it in two coats of moody Inchyra Blue.
Above: Justine first prepped the surfaces with two coats of Farrow & Ball’s Interior Wood Primer & Undercoat; it was more than enough to make the Inchyra go on smoothly. Says Justine, “What I love about this blue is how much it changes according to the light. At one moment it’s more green, the next a deep blue.”
Above: Justine has been delighted to learn how Inchyra Blue “complements a variety of my favorite colors—from iron-stone white to gold and even pinks and purples.”
Above: Toward the end of the day, her Inchyra Blue pantry gets darker and even more dramatic.
Above: Inchyra Blue flatters Justine’s vintage stoneware and ceramic collections from Arabia and White Forest Pottery.
Above: It also nicely offsets the acid green of foliage, like these maple buds. As a photographer, Justine enjoys experimenting with the chiaroscuro light of her new pantry.
Above: Justine suggests styling Inchyra Blue with warm-toned accents. “Inchyra is definitely on the cooler side,” she says. “Brass handles and the wood floor add warmth.”
Above: Justine loved her butler’s pantry, but tired of the orange-stained wood.
Follow along as Remodelista editors overhaul their spaces using Farrow & Ball’s Nine New Colors. See Danny’s office transformation in A Vibrant Office Update from Farrow & Ball and Alexa’s furniture overhaul in A Bedroom Refresh with Farrow & Ball Paint.