Introducing ‘Colour by Nature Collection’ from Farrow & Ball

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This new colour collection from Farrow & Ball is inspired by Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, the original book which classified colour in nature and was an indispensable tool for Charles Darwin, when recording his findings from the 1831 – 36 voyage of HMS Beagle. It was where he recorded in detail the exact hues and corresponding parts of animals, vegetables and minerals from across the natural world, becoming a treasured source for scientists and artists alike.

The collection features 16 colours that are drawn directly from the natural world, all created in Farrow & Ball’s eco-friendly water based paints to help bring the true colours of nature into your home. These natural colours will certainly finish off a handmade kitchen by Nicholas Bridger.

In Farrow & Ball’s own words… “The true colours of nature await…”

The Natural History Museum in London is a place where you can discover nature and science all in one building, creating a wonder for all who visits. From rocks and precious stones to delicate butterfly wings.

We think… what a perfect collaboration of capturing the true colours of the world around us, and bringing them in the home with special paint colours we will love.

At Nicholas Bridger all our kitchens are hand-painted on-site once the kitchen has been built. This is a beautiful brush-on finish that follows the wood grain perfectly while protecting the wood beneath it.

We use quality paints from the main specialists in the market such as Farrow & Ball… and we are excited to announce this new colour palette that is inspired by nature around us.

What one will you go for…?

Snow White

Snow White from Farrow & Ball is a fresh, delicate white and a wonderful alternative to a pure white. It is versatile enough to be used around the whole home alongside any other colour. A tiny hint of yellow pigment is the secret to its warm and reflective nature, bouncing light around in even the darkest of spaces and creating rooms with a laid-back feel. Perfect for an open-plan space.

Animal: Breast of the black headed Gull

Vegetable: Snow-Drop

Mineral: Carara Marble and Calc Sinter

Orange Coloured White

Orange Coloured White from Farrow & Ball is a warm cream with a hint of orange. It is particularly suited to north facing spaces. A merest amount of red pigment has been added to this earth based neutral adding a delicate luminosity without feeling too creamy, creating delightfully warm rooms that appear to glow.

Animal: Breast of White or Screech Owl

Vegetable: Large Wild Convolvulus

Mineral: French Porcelain Clay

Skimmed Milk White

Skimmed Milk White from Farrow & Ball is a mid-tone off white with extraordinary softness. Its laid-back nature creates rooms that feel as if they have been that colour forever. Use with Snow White for a more contemporary feel.

Animal: White of the Human Eyeballs

Vegetable: Back of the Petals of Blue Hepatica

Mineral: Common Opal

Ash Grey

Ash Grey from Farrow & Ball is a relaxed green-grey that’s suited to any space, particularly when combined with the slightly warmer Skimmed Milk White. For a more modern look, try teaming with a lighter hue such as Snow White. The underlying green in this shade means that it will appear more intensely coloured in natural daylight and greyer in areas of low light.

Animal: Breast of a long tailed Hen Titmouse

Vegetable: Fresh Wood Ashes

Mineral: Flint

Broccoli Brown

Broccoli Brown from Farrow & Ball is a quiet dark stone colour that sits effortlessly alongside natural materials such as weathered wood or flagstone floors. The muted quality within makes it ideally suited to the main parts of the home, where the reserved tone serves as an ideal backdrop.

Animal: Head of Black Headed Gull

Mineral: Zircon

Ultra Marine Blue

Ultra Marine Blue from Farrow & Ball is a romantic mid-toned blue, with a stunning effect. It has been in favour since the 18th century, when it was often used to make smaller rooms feel bigger. In a contemporary home it looks particularly striking on kitchen cabinetry, especially combined with a kitchen island in dramatic Scotch Blue.

Animal: Upper Side of the Wings of small blue Heath Butterfly

Vegetable: Borrage

Mineral: Azure Stone or Lapis Lazuli

Imperial Purple

Imperial Purple from Farrow & Ball is a rich deep purple that can transform open-plan spaces creating a luxurious look and eveloping feel. When used in smaller quantities, it can add a rich pocket of colour to even the most neutral of rooms. Combine with Snow White and Ash Grey for a relaxed scheme with a playful touch.

Vegetable: Deep Parts of Flower of Saffron Crocus

Mineral: Fluor Spar

Scotch Blue

Scotch Blue from Farrow & Ball is a deep, intense blue, where it brings a smart look and luxurious atmosphere to any room, especially those designed for entertaining. This colour is particularly eye-catching when combined with Ash Grey. Scotch Blue creates inviting spaces that you can’t wait to escape to at the end of the day.

Animal: Throat of Blue Titmouse

Vegetable: Stamina of Single Purple Anemone

Mineral: Blue Copper Ore

Emerald Green

Emerald Green from Farrow & Ball is a bright, uncomplicated green that is easy to use in all sorts of homes. It creates rooms into an upbeat yet elegant atmosphere. The beautiful jewel tone within the hue makes an excellent addition to stong multi-coloured schemes, especially alongside Lake Red and Ultra Marine Blue, where it strikes a balance between being vibrant and soothing.

Animal: Beauty Spot on Wing of Teal Drake

Mineral: Emerald

Verdigris Green

Verdigris Green from Farrow & Ball is an elegant copper green, where the rich blend of pigments allows it to feel more vibrant teamed with lighter tones than with darks, and it takes on added vitality when combined with Dutch Orange or Lake Red. This hue is certainly a happy and lively colour, and it retains a reassurring feel and underlying elegance when used in the home.

Animal: Tail of small Long-tailed Green Parrot

Mineral: Copper Green

Sap Green

Sap Green from Farrow & Ball is a true earthy green which is a true reflection of nature. It creates a soft, lived-in atmosphere when combined with Broccoli Brown and Duck Green. When used in smaller spaces, it creates a richer, more vital atmosphere.

Animal: Under side of lower wings of orange tip butterfly

Vegetable: Upper disk of leaves of woody night shade

Duck Green

Duck Green from Farrow & Ball is smart deep green named after the deep green plumage of mullard. Duck Green is a wonderful reminder of the equisite colours of nature. It has a strong hue and offers a contemporary alternative to charcoal shades for the modern home. It makes a warm and welcoming space paired with Deep Reddish Brown.

Animal: Neck of Mallard

Vegetable: Upper disk of yew leaves

Mineral: Ceylanite

Dutch Orange

Dutch Orange from Farrow & Ball is a clean bright orange with the ability to enliven any space. With a dynamic quality within it brings an eveloping warmth to any room, and feels lively combined with Verdigris Green and Skimmed Milk White, and looks particularly stunning against a Duck Green feature.

Animal: Crest of Golden Crested Wren

Vegetable: Common Marigold, Seedpod of Spindle-tree

Mineral: Streak of Red Orpiment

Lake Red

Lake Red from Farrow & Ball is an adventurous cool red that appears red to some and pink to others. It is a feel good colour, which is fantastic in smaller spaces. Lake Red feels dynamic and energising used across the kitchen looking wonderful inside cupboards and as a feature.

Vegetable: Red Tulip, Rose Officinalus

Mineral: Spinel

Crimson Red

Crimson Red from Farrow & Ball is a deep, warm pink creating spaces that feel soft and inviting, especially when teamed with Skimmed Milk White. Pair with dark tones like Scotch Blue to bring out the rich and romantic nature of the colour.

Mineral: Precious Garnet

Deep Reddish Brown

Deep Reddish Brown from Farrow & Ball is a deep, earthy brown that is welcoming and once popular in country houses. In a contemporary setting, it makes for a wonderful space, adding richness and drama to any space.

Animal: Breast of Pochard, and Neck of Teal Drake

Vegetable: Dead leaves of green Panic Grass

Mineral: Brown Blende


Contact us today at Nicholas Bridger to add the finishing touch to your kitchen design with a wonderful hue from the new Nature Collection by Farrow & Ball – we look forward to hearing from you.