Top 10 Farrow & Ball Paint Colours

Top 10 Farrow & Ball Paint Colours

Every Farrow and Ball Paint Colour in Real Homes

Anyone who has used a Farrow & Ball paint colour chart knows that choosing one of the 132 bold colours is a difficult choice – made harder by the alluring names they all have. Sometimes, you need to see them in real life in real homes

From snow white to rectory red, here’s a look at every Farrow & Ball paint colour in real homes, with an insight into where each shade works best. 

#1 Broccoli Brown

Broccoli Brown is a muted dark stone color that fits seamlessly alongside natural heritage materials such as weathered wood or stone. Its soft and dark tones make Broccoli Brown ideal for creating a balanced backdrop for rooms where the wall color is not focal.

Where to use? Studies and bedrooms

#2 Duck Green

Duck Green

Inspired by the deep green feathers of a mallard, Duck Green connects the inside with the exquisite colours of nature. This strong but mellowed hue is a great warm pairing for dark-coloured woodwork, making it ideal for modern homes. 

Where to use? Living room and Studies

#3 Lake Red

Lake Red

This dynamic colour is full of energy and character. Lake red works best in small spaces, adding liveliness when used across walls, ceilings, and woodwork. 

Where to use? Any small room/space

#4 All White 2005

All White 2005

All White is the whitest white you can find. Unlike other harsher whites, it contains no other pigments except for white, making it the softest option available. All White pairs perfectly with stronger and bolder tones to create a fresh and contemporary look, making a room feel open & airy.

Where to use? Kitchen and bedrooms

#5 Ash Grey

Ash Grey

Ash Grey has an underlying green pigment in its shade, making the colour appear more intensely in natural daylight and greyer in spaces with less light exposure. Ash Grey has a very mellow and relaxed feel making it suited to any room in the house – especially when combined with a slightly warmer colour on the woodwork. 

Where to use? Ash Grey works well in any room.

#6 Elephant’s Breath

Created by renowned British interior designer, John Fowler, Elephants Breath is a warm and contemporary grey with hints of magenta. With pink/violet undertones, Elephant’s Breath will vary in appearance depending on light exposure. This color pairs seamlessly with softer tones to create a sense of neutrality and calmness. 

Where to use? Living room

#7 Stiffkey Blue

Stiffkey Blue is a traditional colour that establishes a rich and dramatic space with a contemporary finish. This inky blue works best in well-lit areas of the home, intensifying the blue and creating an impactful design backdrop. 

Where to use? Works best in well-lit rooms. 

#8 Cornforth White

Cornforth White

Named in memory of Architectural historian, John Cornforth, Cornforth White is a mid-tone that sits contently between Ammonite and Purbeck Stone. The shade offers balanced depth in its warm tones, resulting in a calming effect wherever used. Cornforth White is a versatile and understated hue making it ideal for almost any room.

Where to use? Living room and bedrooms

#9 Calke Green

Calke Green

Calke Green is a soft mossy green shade that has a medium to dark undertone. Calke green works best on its own on both walls and woodwork, or when paired alongside a darker neutral tone that brings out the deep sage notes.

Where to use? Small rooms and studies

#10 Ultra Marine Blue

Ultra Marine Blue

Ultra Marine Blue is a strong hue with a romantic feel, commonly used in smaller rooms to create the illusion of a bigger space. With deep blue pigment, it’s ideal for creating a striking look.

Where to use? Small rooms and kitchen cabinets

Direct Painting Group are expert painters and decorators in London and are available to give advice on any paint colours/application.

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