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Farrow & Ball is a very popular and respectable paint company, and one thing for sure is we love using their paint on our handmade kitchens. We hand-paint our kitchens on site once the cabinets have been built, with a beautiful brush-on finish that follows the wood grain perfectly.

Farrow & Ball started back in 1946 in Dorset by local pioneers John Farrow and Richard Ball. They met at a local clay pit where they both shared a passion for making rich colours only using the finest ingredients. In the 1970s and 1980s, Farrow & Ball upheld their original recipes and age-old methods to create the paints of today.

There are three reasons what makes Farrow & Ball unique:

  • A complex combination of rich pigments and other finest quality ingredients.
  • A rich hue in every colour that responds to the natural light throughout the day.
  • An absorbing depth of colour.

The creation of nine new colours for Farrow & Ball is certainly an exciting time for them. Lots of thought goes into each new hue, coming up with the perfect name and telling a story behind its rich pigments. We invite you in to take a look at their new colour range, and who knows there might be one that catches your eye.

The New Colours

School House White

School House White is a soft off white and is the lightest colours of the group created to look like white when used with a deep shade. It is a timeless colour and a reminiscent of the colour used in old school houses. It pairs perfectly with Light Blue and Oral Room Blue to create a wonderful colour scheme.

Treron

Treron is a dark grey green and is a darker version of the classic Pigeon. Although the colour is traditional it is perfect for the more modern home where lots of natural materials are used or as an accent for both French Gray and their Traditional Neutrals. It teams perfectly with Lime White.

Jitney

Jitney is a relaxed brown based neutral that has earthy hues and sits somewhere between the more traditional Oxford Stone and greyer Elephant’s Breath. It is an incredibly uplifting colour, and shares its name with the bus that whisks New Yorkers out of the hot city to the coloured sandy beaches of the Hamptons. This colour teams perfectly with Dimity and De Nimes.

Paean Black

Paean Black is a chic red based black that is inspired by Georgian times and creates an intimate feel in super contemporary or bohemian homes. It teams perfectly with Hardwick White and Red Earth.

Sulking Room Pink

Sulking Room Pink is a romantic and muted rose with enormous warmth. With its powdery tones it makes the colour appear incredibly soft and easy to use with complementary tones. It teams perfectly with Peignoir and Railings.

Rangwali

Rangwali is an exotic and adventurous pink that is happy and incredibly friendly. The name comes from the powder which is thrown during Holi Festival of colours in India. It has absorbing depths of colour which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment. It teams up perfectly with Cabbage White and Vardo.

Preference Red

Preference Red is a deep, rich red and is the deepest and richest red in the red colour chart of Farrow & Ball. It teams up perfectly with any of the red based neutrals but is particularly striking with Paean Black and Sulking Room Pink, and also goes nicely with Radicchio too.

Bancha

Bancha is a protective olive green perfect for those who want to embrace stronger colours in their kitchens. The sober tone within creates a calm feeling when combined with soft pinks and browns. It was named after Japanese tea leaves, like a cup of green tea providing security. It teams perfectly with Hay and Oval Room Blue.

De Nimes

De Nimes is a down to earth and grounding blue, which is quite elegant in colour and wonderfully down to earth. The blue hue within is ultimately fashionable just like denim is. It teams perfectly with Hardwick White and Down Pipe.


With these nine new colours from Farrow & Ball, you can provide a focal point in the kitchen to provide a contrast against a white backdrop. We look forward to hearing from you soon to create your dream kitchen in your dream colour.

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