Introducing a Blue hue in the Kitchen from Farrow & Ball

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The “Blue” collection from Farrow & Ball is made up of mid, pale and dark hues. We hand paint our handmade kitchens on-site and use one of our favourite paint companies “Farrow & Ball”.

Farrow & Ball has a history dating back to 1946, where rich colours were produced using only the finest ingredients. They are a worldwide company with a global network of stockists and have produced an array of blue hues that are perfect for a traditional or contemporary handmade kitchen.

One of the kitchen trends for 2019 is introducing the blue colour palette to the kitchen space. Blue represents the sky and the sea, but also space and infinity. Blue is the most versatile of all colour groups as they naturally offer security, longevity, depth and calmness, making it the perfect choice for a traditional kitchen.

You can soften things up with a duck egg blue, or make a statement with a striking midnight blue.

Some popular colours right now

Stiffkey Blue

Stiffkey Blue from Farrow & Ball is an inky navy named after the Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, share a particular deep navy hue. This colour creates a richly dramatic space with a more contemporary finish. In well-lit areas of the home, it will appear much bluer, so perfect for a kitchen and contrasted with Ammonite.

Two of our clients chose this colour for their hub of the home.

Classic Shaker – Potters Bar

Below is our classic shaker in Potters Bar we recently created and designed, our client wanted to paint their cabinetry in Stiffkey Blue from Farrow & Ball to meet the surrounding areas where the property is located. The wooden elements in this kitchen contrast against the deep navy hue creating a contemporary finish in this large open-plan space.

Classic Shaker- Epping

Below is a great example of the Stiffkey Blue hand-painted onto the handmade Dresser and TV Cabinet in this kitchen design. The navy and inky hues of this blue create a rich feel to the light understated grey that is Cornforth White (also from Farrow & Ball).

Oval Room Blue

Oval Room Blue from Farrow & Ball is a darkened historic blue. It is the most blackened blue in the colour scheme, giving it a subtly aged feel. Its name comes from attractively shaped rooms of the late 18th century and sits perfectly with the popular greys to create depth and balance.

Stone Blue

Stone Blue from Farrow & Ball is a lively blue that is warm and timeless and named after the indigo pigment which was often imported in lumps in the 18th century. To create an inviting vintage look pair with warmer tones such as Pelt, or for a cleaner, more contemporary feel choose Mole’s Breath.

Inchyra Blue

Inchyra Blue from Farrow & Ball is a dark blue-grey, that is aged and inspired by the naturally dramatic Scottish skies that act as a backdrop for the classic Georgian Inchyra House. It is described as a magic colour due to the moody hue that can read more grey, blue or even green depending on the light. Combine with Black Blue or Vardo.


Skylight from Farrow & Ball is a pale and traditional blue taken from the soft natural light that often pours through ceiling skylights. In small spaces, it reads as a definite cool blue and becomes paler and greyer when used in larger areas.

Cook’s Blue

Cook’s Blue from Farrow & Ball is a vibrant blue and inspired by the rich and poignant finish in the cook’s closet at Calke Abbey where the walls had been untouched for many decades. This bright and deeply pigmented colour is perfect for a kitchen space and fits right in with our traditional shaker styles.

Hague Blue

Hague Blue from Farrow & Ball is a deep dark blue where it takes its name from the fantastically coloured woodwork much used by the Dutch, and still works wonderfully with Borrowed Light and as a feature. The green undertones of this dark, timeless and dramatic blue works great in small rooms too.

High Wych

In our High Wych project the open-plan space was painted in a two-tone colour scheme. The deep dark blue known as Hague Blue works as a feature on the island and the backdrop, with the green undertones working well against the light hues.

View more in the Farrow & Ball – Blue Collection on their website.

Introducing Dark Colours in the Kitchen from Farrow & Ball

Introducing Neutrals in the kitchen from Farrow & Ball

Introducing Black in the kitchen from Farrow & Ball

Here at Nicholas Bridger, we love a blue hue especially from a respectable paint company such as Farrow & Ball. Contact us today for more information and choose the blue you have always dreamed of- we look forward to hearing from you.