If, like us, you’re planning on taking advantage of the festive break to make a few home improvements then you’ll be pleased to hear that the doyennes of good taste, paint and wallpaper experts Farrow & Ball have recommended their key shades for winter.
There’s a continued interest for more dramatic, vivid hues within the home with understated, subtle tones of deep reds and rich greens signalling a readiness to embrace colour within interiors.
Pink has been at the forefront of decorating for the last year and there is now a natural progression to stronger reds, with their spirit of bold optimism. Radicchio feels exuberant, romantic and sensual, rather than clean or graphic, due to its complex underlying blue tone.
The colour sits seamlessly with the harmonious greys, Mole’s Breath, Purbeck Stone and Ammonite, despite their more minimal aesthetic, to create rooms with impact and depth. Radicchio should always be the dominant force of this decorative scheme, while the greys remain an intrinsic, but more recessive element, so rooms remain happy and vital.
There is something almost defiant about the use of botanic Studio Green on walls instead of the ubiquitous charcoal darks. It is unapologetically clubby and has a fantastically timeless old world quality, but can be used in the most modern of rooms.
The sober colour reflects nature, especially when combined with creams such as New White, Farrow’s Cream and Pointing, all of which blend seamlessly to create rooms that feel calm and serene. Studio Green walls not only create an alluring retreat, but also provide a sanctuary. They contribute to a feeling of both harmony and security, proving that the colour is both aesthetic and protective.
All Farrow & Ball paints are made in the same way, 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.
Farrow & Ball paints are available to purchase from showrooms and stockists, by phone on 01202 876141, and online at farrow-ball.com.