Farrow & Ball Around the World
Farrow & Ball paint and wallpaper can be found all over the world, not just in our stockists and showrooms, but proudly adorning the walls of cultural institutions and creative hotspots. From Paris’ Musée Rodin to New York City’s MoMA, you can find our colours providing the perfect backdrop.
Green Smoke No.47 | Photo: © David Parry
National Portrait Gallery
British paint and paper expert Farrow & Ball is proud to have supported the relaunch of the National Portrait gallery, which reopened in June 2023. The project, a comprehensive refurbishment of the building, showcases new galleries and public spaces adorned in Farrow & Ball signature colours.
Joa Studholme, Colour Curator for Farrow & Ball, worked with the teams to create a palette of colours to complement the portraits on display in each room including Green Smoke, Brinjal, Charleston Gray and Cornforth White.
Each of the nine galleries located on the second floor, known as the Blavatanik Wing, are painted with light and artwork taken into consideration.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
We’re delighted that for the first time in years, the usually white walls of Museum Ludwig are filled with Farrow & Ball colour as part of a bold new exhibition: Ursula – That’s Me. So What? To create a backdrop that celebrates iconic artist Ursula’s extraordinary way with colour, without fighting the array of bold tones in her pieces, the museum has chosen nine shades to strike the perfect balance.
Ursula – That’s Me. So What? is open to visitors from 18th March to 23rd July 2023.
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany
New York City, NY, US
The palette for MoMA’s six-storey galleries was carefully chosen by a team of MoMA curators and our own colour experts to subtly reference and enhance the pieces in situ, whether it be blue-black Railings to balance the stark intensity of the Bauhaus school or Cabbage White to embody the delicacy of Monet’s Water Lilies.
11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, NY
The Arch, Fonthill Estate
A joint venture between hotelier Charlie Luxton and our own Patrick O’Donnell, the 18th-century Fonthill Arch is the latest corner of the Fonthill Estate to receive a characterful, colourful makeover, featuring rich shades like Templeton Pink, Beverly and Bamboozle.
Fonthill Gifford, Salisbury SP3 6PX
Photo: Boz Gagovski
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
For the major retrospective Jesper Christiansen at Ordrupgaard (1st February to 3rd September 2023), Farrow & Ball colours Brinjal, Pelt and Sand provide a rich backdrop to the works of the celebrated Danish contemporary artist.
Vilvordevej 110, 2920 Charlottenlund
Read more: Jesper Christiansen at Ordrupgaard
The Colony Hotel
Palm Beach, FL, US
To celebrate 75 years of this Palm Beach icon, owner Sarah Wetenhall enlisted our help in formulating the ultimate anniversary gift: the bespoke colour Colony Pink, exclusively designed to refresh the hotel’s famous blush exterior. Guests can also enjoy rooms painted in Middleton Pink, Parma Gray and All White.
155 Hammon Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Photo: Lesley Unruh
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Museum of the Home
As part of a long-term rejuvenation project, we were delighted to bring our super-tough Modern paint finishes and the services of our Colour Curator to three new event spaces at the Museum of the Home, which now play host to visitors of all kinds, from school groups to members of the local community.
136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Workmode Rotterdam is the latest addition to a family of female-focused co-working spaces established across the Netherlands by Emilie Sobels. For the new space, Emilie chose our cult favourite Setting Plaster – the perfect backdrop for deep focus, creative collaboration, and socialising with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Van Vollenhovenstraat 5a, 3016 BE Rotterdam
Aller Dorset Shepherd Huts
Run on Aller farm, these two luxury self-catered huts overlook the most beautiful lake and Dorset countryside. Loved by designers, influencers and interior enthusiasts, these countryside hideaways are truly charming: cosy, characterful and inviting, with a generous dose of Farrow & Ball paint.
Aller Farm, Aller Ln, Lower Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PX
We are delighted to have supported the renovation of the beautiful Hotel Biron building at the Musée Rodin. Farrow & Ball colours including Skylight, French Gray, Fox Red and bespoke colour Biron Gray have all been used as a striking backdrop to the gallery spaces.
79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
Washington D.C, US
Vital Voices is an American international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works with women leaders in the areas of economic empowerment, women's political participation, and human rights. We collaborated with interior designer Ashley Maddox to adorn their headquarters with a Farrow & Ball palette that spoke their most foundational values, from Incarnadine – a bold shade representing equally bold ideas and actions – to the grounding Calke Green, signifying strong community roots.
1509 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Photo: Laura Metzle