The past 12 months may have felt a bit samey (again) but in the world of colour at least, nothing ever stays still for long. Just see last year’s roundup of top looks for proof.
If your most-loved looks are anything to go by, then 2020’s standout shades were green and pink, while this year has been all about grey, blue, and blue-black. Some familiar faces have returned for a second year (hello again De Nimes and Railings!) but the surprise star of 2021 has been All White, which appears in three of our five top schemes.
What does that mean for 2022? You decide. For now, why not join us in reliving the most popular posts of the past year? You may just find your new perfect backdrop for the year ahead.
Railings Living Room
How do we love Railings? Let us count the ways – starting with this gorgeous living room.
If you’re worried that a strong wall colour like Railings will feel overbearing in a small space, make like Instagram user @since_1859 and stop the colour just shy of the ceiling, which subtly increases the ratio of breezy bright white to statement-making wall colour.
Oval Room Blue Bedroom
The nifty trick of using the same colour for your walls, ceiling and woodwork is a favourite of our Colour Consultants. It removes any strong contrasts – which can be distracting when you’re trying to nod off – and makes for supremely relaxing spaces.
Hague Blue Living Room
It’s no secret that we love a bit of Hague Blue at Farrow & Ball HQ, and you clearly can’t get enough of it either. @from_house_to_home_84 has brought this popular shade to her living room in a classic combination with the clean, crisp All White.
De Nimes Bedroom
At the home of @the.squiffy.mill. and Frank the Frenchie, a touch of De Nimes adds cosiness to this light and bright bedroom.
A great number of our blues work beautifully in bedrooms, but the definite grey tone of De Nimes means that it can be a particularly relaxing option. Plus, as you’ll see here, it’s the perfect choice for panelling.
Down Pipe Living Room
Down Pipe is such a perennial Farrow & Ball favourite it almost feels like cheating to include it in our end-of-year list. The definitive deep, rich charcoal grey, it’s shown at its best in this sophisticated living room. We especially like how Instagram user @_homebirds_ has combined it with the only-just-grey Wevet for a subtly complementary look.