Introducing The California Collection

Written on 4th March 2021

The California Collection is a true Farrow & Ball first. Combining our 75 years of colour expertise with a dose of California cool, twining Dorset roots with West Coast flair, this new palette of eight colours is our first collection ever created with an interior designer – the inimitable Kelly Wearstler .

Taking their cues from the locally influenced colour names that fill our palette, each of these eight new shades is inspired by Kelly Wearstler’s California, from the sun-baked blacktop tones of Tar to the dreamy fresh green of Palm.


Capturing the off-black shade of sun-baked desert highways, this deep yet restrained neutral is soft enough to envelop a whole room.


A warm white of depth and complexity, this versatile neutral conjures images of Malibu, with its soft-sanded beaches and its coastal homes filled with natural wood and textured linens.


Inspired by the lemon trees that thrive in California’s temperate climate, this softened citrus shade is an earthy, contemporary take on a true chartreuse.


This fresh green is a love letter to the iconic palms that dot the LA skyline. It has a desaturated quality, as if always being seen in the clear, bright light characteristic of California.


A bright, crisp white, reminiscent of the salty air ushered in by the Pacific Ocean and the delicate crystalline layer it leaves behind.


This muted blue-grey is inspired by the marine layer that brings drifts of dreamy fog inland, capturing the fresh feeling of early mornings on the coast.


A true, effortless grey to bring strength, structure, and clarity to any palette – just as it does to the landscape on city streets and cloudy coastal days.

Faded Terracotta

The singular colour of terracotta pots and tiles baked to a pale hue by the California sun. An easygoing shade characterized by softness and warmth.

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