February 25, 2011


Farrow and Ball's new colors/colours. Tomato, tomahto, anyone?

Like all Farrow and Ball paints, the new line uses more pigments and resins than most paint manufacturers, and all of their paints contain organic elements such as linseed oil, chalk, and China clay. The resulting coverage is provides a visual depth while retaining a smooth texture. (I don't actually work for Farrow and Ball, despite my lovely contractor referring to them as "my" paints.)

Below are the nine new additions to Farrow and Ball's palette (all photos courtesy of Farrow and Ball.)

The wall below the chair rail is painted Mizzle, a color meant to evoke the misty drizzle common to both England and, sadly for me, San Francisco.

The walls here are coated in Oxford Stone, the ceiling in Blue Ground, the door in the foreground is Cooking Apple Green, and the door in the background is perennial favorite Folly Green.

Walls below in Charlotte's Locks. Unlike many Farrow and Ball colors, which derive from traditional 18th and 19th century schemes, Charlotte hearkens from the modernist 1950s. She's a bit too bold for my walls, but what a color for the brave among us!

Locals can find Farrow and Ball at
Fregosi Paints in San Francisco. Both the Estate Emulsion (matte) and Modern Emulsion (slightly sheeny - more appropriate for high-traffic rooms) are available with about one week lead time.

Happy slathering!

xo mp

1 comment:

  1. Maybe it's just me, but those look like the colors I'd find in an old SF house that hadn't been painted in decades. You know...the kind of house that you walk through and say "Wow, this place could be really cute with a couple of coats of paint!"