INTRODUCING OUR KEY COLOURS FOR 2017…
With vivid hues and clean tones, our key spring colours signal a readiness to embrace definite colour in the home as we become more confident in our choices. The four colours; Radicchio, Studio Green, Hay and All White, all share an enduring appeal that is comfortingly familiar. From the bygone feel of Hay and Studio Green, to the dramatic tones of Radicchio and the counterbalance of uncomplicated All White, these timeless colours sit wonderfully in contemporary and traditional homes, both large and small.
Pink has been at the forefront of design for the last year and there is now a natural step towards stronger reds, with their spirit of bold optimism. The magenta undertones of this warm crimson confidently fill any space with energy, without the brashness of a true, clean red.
Try pairing Radicchio with grey tones such as Mole’s Breath, Purbeck Stone and Ammonite to create a sense of impact and depth. It often works best as the hero colour of a room, with the greys quietly complementing your scheme.
Gwen's Radicchio Inspiration
British period television programmes inspired this moodboard. The burgundy hat plays nicely against Radicchio, while the cobalt blue, poppy red and soft blue add a pop of colour. Fresh foliage adds depth and brings the scheme to life while vintage books and accessories adds interests and leaves you curious to know more.
This deep and saturated green nods to the ever popular botanical trend. The colour of growth and renewal, Studio Green’s rich pigments respond extraordinarily to light throughout the day, bringing your walls to life.
Its cocooning depth of colour transforms the home into an alluring retreat with a feeling of harmony and security. Consider combining Studio Green with creams such as New White, Farrow’s Cream and Pointing to create a sense of hushed calm in your interiors.
Ginny's Studio Green Inspiration
I’ve used Studio Green in my home office, and the depth of colour this hue offers creates a space that feels moody yet calming. The space has a real old English library feel, and a youthful utilitarian energy has been created by featuring warm tones of tan leather and blue and white stripe soft furnishings, while the aged brass accessories adds a vintage vibe.
Understated Hay feels soft and familiar. This gentle hue creates a quietly serene atmosphere with an unmatched depth of colour. It is not a hot or sunny yellow, though it becomes a little more raw in bright light, but an aged tone with an underlying green.
This dusty yellow can be counterbalanced with the tonally harmonious Oval Room Blue and Setting Plaster for an uplifting space with a mid-century feel. Try delicate Wimborne White as a warm neutral on your ceiling too. Although this combination of colours feels rather eclectic, it creates a subtly playful room that is incredibly easy to live with.
Sharlene's Hay Inspiration
Today’s mid-century colour schemes give a firm nod to classic hues from the past. Hay, along with Closet Stripe wallpaper are a modern take on classic hues, and provide a timeless look that blends effortlessly with warm woods, natural tones and saturated accent colours.
This totally pure white creates an uncomplicated feel which is naturally fresh, without being stark or ‘brilliant’. The key to this look is to create a mood of stillness and calm by layering shades of white together.
Great White, Cabbage White and Strong White, with their subtle tonal differences, can be used in any combination with All White for an effortlessly sophisticated and cohesive scheme which is the perfect backdrop for both art and natural materials.
Paul's All White Inspiration
I drew inspiration from multiple textures and shapes for my All White moodboard. Minimal colour variation requires a lot of focus to ensure all the elements work together without feeling mundane. A monochromatic palette such as this allowed me to play with the textures and shapes and work with the natural texture of materials.
The four key colours are made in the same way as all Farrow & Ball paints, using only the finest quality ingredients and high levels of rich pigments. Available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, they offer exceptional performance and an unrivalled depth of colour.