I always LOVE a soft blue bedroom. An beautiful paint color to try? Farrow & Ball’s Pale Powder. “If you want something clean and neutral but more interesting than white, try this whisper of a color that goes green or blue in different lights. It adds character and a bit of age, it’s easy to live with, and it makes a smoother transition to the adjacent rooms, which are full of color.” Designer Katie Ridder in House Beautiful.
I have always loved the feel of Farrow & Ball paints. They have a soft but historical feel, while being very purposeful and updated for every room. “You want to feel that you’re part of a tradition but not stuck in the past”, Kurek Jones told House Beautiful about his 19th century row house he covered in Chappell Green. I love it.
“I used this pink in my first apartment in New York. There was something about the combination of this color and the afternoon light pouring through the floor-to-ceiling windows that was so calming,” remembers designer Ashley Whittaker of Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground in House Beautiful, “You might think a pink apartment would scream ‘girly girl,’ but the gray undertones make it more sophisticated and grown-up.” I love it.
“Even if you’re nowhere near the sea, this color makes you feel as if you’re being lulled to sleep by the waves. It’s not blue, not green, but somewhere in between. You will sleep soundly and wake up refreshed.” said Designer Susan Zises Green on Farrow & Ball Ballroom Blue 24 in House Beautiful. I couldn’t agree more.
I’m definitely considering this for an upcoming dining room makeover. Farrow and Ball Stony Ground No. 211. “This beige may be neutral, but I swear it has medicinal, calming qualities — and it doesn’t require a prescription! You’ll emerge refreshed, with the energy to keep moving and creating. Bring in burnt orange, dark gray, or indigo blue,” says designer Erin Martin in SFGate. I couldn’t agree more…
“After we bought the place we were flying up from Florida to Atlanta, and as we came through the clouds I said, ‘This is what I want to wake up to every morning, a feeling of lightness and airiness, like we’re floating on a meringue.’ Polished woods and shots of gold — the gilt of a picture frame, the dull brass of a chandelier — warm the palette up and bring it to life.” , stated Phoebe Howard on her light and airy office painted in Farrow & Ball Clunch No. 2009. I can’t agree more. It might just be the perfect neutral.
Orange! Does it not scream happy and exciting? I love Charlotte’s Locks from Farrow & Ball. I can totally see it on a front door or fun piece of furniture. It would work great as a trim color too. While most of my clients probably couldn’t handle it, it might even work…dare I say…as a wall color?