A bold approach shaped Farrow & Ball’s palettes for 2012. Clearly influenced by fashion’s colour blocking trend, four unique colour combinations—Pigeon, Brassica, Railings and Babouche—have been chosen to bring a fresh, modern air to any room in your home. “In the present economic climate, blocks of strong colour and contrasts can give you a boost and make you smile,” says Sarah Cole, director of Farrow & Ball. “The key to this look is unexpected colour combinations, for example try using the soft aubergine shade Brassica on walls combined with vivid Stone Blue on the ceiling and down to the picture rail.
Where to use this paint colour palette
Besides using the colour on your walls, Sarah recommends some more unexpected places to let your paint brush loose:
• Contrast large blocks of colour on floors and contrast with unexpected tones on the wall
• A piece of furniture painted in a strong tone
• A kitchen island
Wall: Brassica No.271 Estate Emulsion; ceiling and chair (left): Stone Blue NO.86 Estate Emulsion/Estate Eggshell on chair; door: Manor House Gray No.265 Estate Eggshell; chair (right) and table: Cornforth White No.228 Estate Eggshell. Find one of the 25 stockists in Canada near you online at farrow-ball.com (where you can also order it) or via mail order at 1-888-511-1121.