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The Big Reveal: Nine New Colors from Farrow & Ball

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The Big Reveal: Nine New Colors from Farrow & Ball

February 1, 2016

At Remodelista, we’re longtime devotees of UK premium paint brand Farrow & Ball. Why the love? Farrow & Ball colors are among the most complex we’ve seen, they’re low-VOC, and they’re made with rich pigments using original formulations. The well-edited collection is limited to 132 hues, each with a whimsical name—”Mole’s Breath,” for example—that tells a story grounded in personal anecdotes and real places.

Since the company was founded in 1946, Farrow & Ball paint has been made in a factory in Dorset, England. Today, in honor of its 70th anniversary, the company is releasing nine new colors developed over the past three years, each available in a full range of interior and exterior finishes.

For the next nine days on Instagram, a coterie of Farrow & Ball ambassadors—Remodelista included—will share a favorite new color; follow Farrow & Ball for inspiration.

And in the coming months, Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson will be using Farrow & Ball’s nine new colors in her own home. Stay tuned.

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Inchyra Blue Remodelista

Above: Inchyra Blue is named for the exterior doors of a Georgian house in Scotland, painted in a complex blue to complement the moody Scottish skies. Farrow & Ball color consultant Joa Studholme says, “It may read as gray or even green to some people; it’s perfect for use both in contemporary homes and traditional exteriors.”

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Peignoir Remodelista

Above: Gray-pink Peignoir is Farrow & Ball at its finest: a subtle hue that morphs with the changing light. Peignoir is inspired by the color of chiffon dressing gowns popular in the mid-20th century. It is “the softest of pinks with a great big dose of gray.”

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Salon Drab Remodelista

Above: Named for the small outer lobby of a drawing room, Salon Drab is “a classic 19th-century warm drab.” Shown here in a room with millwork painted Yeabridge Green, Farrow & Ball notes that Salon Drab works especially well with neutrals rooted in red or yellow.

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Yeabridge Green Remodelista

Above: Yeabridge Green is “the most uncomplicated of the Farrow & Ball greens,” named for the Georgian farmhouse in Somerset, where it was discovered.

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Worsted Remodelista

Above: Named after the Norfolk village known for producing worsted suiting fabric, Worsted is a color that “sits happily between the popular but lighter Purbeck Stone and the slightly stronger Mole’s Breath,” according to the F&B colorists. It’s shown here in a room with walls painted Inchyra Blue.

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Vardo Remodelista

Above: A vardo is a Romany wagon, known in the mid-19th century for its flamboyant decorative colors. Farrow & Ball’s Vardo is “a color full of life and joy,” recommended as an elegant counterpoint to light grays; it is “super sexy” when paired with darks.

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Shadow White Remodelista

Above: Shadow White is a lighter version of the popular Shaded White, without the yellow overtones of Slipper Satin. “It has no yellow undertone, but also doesn’t read as overtly gray.”

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Drop Cloth Remodelista

Above: Drop Cloth is a color named for one of our favorite products of all time: the humble painter’s drop cloth. “It’s a nod to all those loyal painters who have flown the Farrow & Ball flag for so long.” Along with Shaded White and Shadow White, Drop Cloth is the darkest “in a trio of colors that are so easy to use in any style of home.”

The Big Reveal Nine New Colors from Farrow amp Ball Farrow Ball Cromarty Remodelista

Above: Cromarty is inspired by the “swirling mists and sea” of Scotland’s Cromarty Firth estuary. It is in the same family as, but lighter than, Pigeon and Mizzle; a soft color for rooms “which are neither too blue nor too gray.”

Which is our favorite? Follow Farrow & Ball on Instagram to find out.

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