This week has seen the launch of 9 beautiful new colours from paint and paper experts, Farrow and Ball. A little while ago, I was invited to go and see these colours at the official launch and sadly couldn’t make it, but I had to show them to you here today.
Farrow and Ball has actually challenged me to choose my favourite from the 9, and put together a moodboard based on that shade. Ok, so nothing too tricky you might think, but oh, that means choosing just one colour doesn’t it? That’s much harder than you think.
So first off, let me show you the selection of new colours:
From left to right: Shadow White || Drop Cloth || Salon Drab || Worsted || Cromarty || Peignoir || Yearbridge Green || Vardo || Inchyra Blue
Aren’t they a wonderful selection? If you’re new to Farrow and Ball, then you need to know that they have a range of 132 colours, including these new ones. All paint and paper is made Dorset, England using only the finest quality ingredients and according to age-old methods.
So time to have a bit of fun, and to do that I’ve chosen Inchyra Blue as my moodboard base colour.
Whilst I adore the more neutral colours, I’ve always loved the way Farrow and Ball also embrace the darker hues. I actually think we are going to be loving green this year, (well I am at least) and this dark, inky blue/green is perfect for a more intense scheme.
Farrow and Ball say about this colour:
This aged blue grey was first used at the classic Georgian Inchyra House to work with moody Scottish skies.
But if a colour like this is new to you, how would you use it in your home? How would you combine it with other shades and ensure it doesn’t feel too drab or heavy.
Well here’s my take on a scheme incorporating Inchyra Blue. I’m pairing it with pastels to give it a more fun look, and show how it will work all year round, not just in the darker, Winter months.
I wanted to give a different feel to my chosen colour, Inchyra Blue, to that of the Farrow and Ball lifestyle images. I’m not always a fan of the softer, pastel shades, but mixed with a moody shade like this, I’m much more likely to enjoy the lighter shades. I love how the depth and warmth of Inchyra Blue anchors the pastels, giving them a bolder feel with more impact.
All the colours are from the Farrow and Ball collection, and show that with a little imagination, you can bring your own personality to the range, coordinating hues that you might not normally see together. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Farrow and Ball suggestions, and let’s face it, they have much more expertise in this field than I do, but I like mixing things up a little and curating a scheme that resonates with me. With the correct balance, I love how Inchyra Blue shakes up a pastel scheme, and the lighter shades lessen the drama of the moody blue.
What do you think? Would you use a dark, inky shade with pastels? Does this work for you?
If you would like to check out the new Farrow and Ball colours for yourself, you can do so HERE.