Farrow & Ball paint colours are a subject of intense interest for any interiors obsessive. Iconic for their instantly recognisable rich pigments - when you see Farrow & Ball , you just know - if you're a keen decorator, there's a good chance you'll even know the names of all your favourite shades (we're suckers for Green Smoke! 'In challenging times, we crave warm tones that will enrich our homes and create cosy sanctuaries away from the outside world.
Luxurious colours like Preference Red can be added to the most neutral of palettes by using them in rooms we use at the end of the day, when we most want to relax and be comforted. 'Incredibly chic by day and cosy by night, they bring a grounded but luxurious atmosphere that is thought-provoking as well as soothing, particularly when paired with other hues found in the natural world. These uncomplicated shades feel familiar, like memories from our childhood, so have a soothing effect in the home despite their cooler undertones.
If, however, you want a more formal and traditional feel, then team these blues with All White or Ammonite on the woodwork and they will sing even more, especially when used in well-lit spaces or on central kitchen islands. 'However, when used in areas deprived of light or in evening rooms lit by table lamps, they become much richer and more luxurious in feel.'
'Bringing the elements of the natural world into our interiors encourages personal growth as well as evoking a feeling of calm. All greens reinforce our connection to nature and create the perfect welcoming start to the journey through your home.
'This makes greens a particularly popular choice for use in hallways, where they cause the rooms off it to feel bigger and lighter. 'The traditional grey undertone of Treron makes it feel as if it is part of your family, and, like the slightly bluer Green Smoke, it has an irresistibly inviting deepness and weathered familiarity.
'The palette of colours we want to use in the home has expanded, and we are looking to introduce warmer tones to add personality and elegance while still remaining comfortable. Surrender to the urge to escape and find refuge in the beauty of nature by using the colours of the earth. 'Modern Eggshell with its incredible knock-proof quality should be used on woodwork, while washable Modern Emulsion is ideal for the walls. 'The stronger, more mushroom tone of Dead Salmon is just as subtle as Jitney and has an even more aged, earthy look, making it feel familiar and easy to live with. 'India Yellow is somewhat stronger and moodier – the perfect colour for 2021 with its mix of aged ease and modern strength.' If neutral and natural is your style, don't miss our guide to using earth tones in your home decor.