Farrow and Ball Natural History Museum Colours
16 July 2019
Farrow and Ball Natural History Museum Colours
Farrow and Ball are releasing 16 brand new colours, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum. F&B will be producing the new colours in Estate Emulsion, Estate Eggshell, Modern Emulsion and Full Gloss, with other finishes to follow.
All Farrow and Ball Natural History Museum Colours will be available to order at designerpaintstore.com. Please check back soon for more information. The New Farrow and Ball Colours will be released 19th September. Check back to order.
The New Colour Names are:
- Snow White - Snow White is a wonderful alternative to a pure white, versatile enough to be used on woodwork and ceilings 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.
- Orange Coloured White - Orange Coloured White is a fresh yet warm cream particularly suited to north facing spaces. The addition of the merest amount of red pigment to this earth based neutral adds a delicate luminosity without feeling too creamy, creating delightfully warm rooms that appear to glow.
- Skimmed Milk White - Skimmed Milk White 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, whether used on woodwork alongside a stronger wall colour, or on walls with a Snow White trim for a more contemporary feel.
- Ash Grey - Ash Grey has a relaxed feel that makes it suited to any space, particularly when combined with the slightly warmer Skimmed Milk White on woodwork. For a more modern look, try teaming with a lighter Snow White trim. The underlying green in this shade means that it will appear more intensely coloured in natural daylight and greyer in areas of low light.
- Broccoli Brown - Broccoli Brown is a quiet dark stone colour that sits effortlessly alongside natural materials such as weathered wood or flagstone floors. Its muted quality makes it ideally suited to studies, where its reserved tone serves as the ideal backdrop, especially when taken over the ceiling as well as the walls.
- Ultra Marine Blue - A stunning blue with a slightly romantic feel, Ultra Marine Blue has been in favour since the 18th century, when it was often used to make small rooms feel bigger. For the contemporary home, it looks striking on cabinetry, especially combined with a kitchen island in dramatic Scotch Blue.
- Imperial Purple - Deep Imperial Purple transforms dining rooms and other intimate spaces, creating a luxurious look and enveloping feel. Used in smaller quantities, such as inside a bookcase, it can add a rich pocket of colour to even the most neutral of rooms – try it with soft Snow White and Ash Grey for a relaxed scheme with a playful touch.
- Scotch Blue - This intensely pigmented blue brings a smart look and luxurious atmosphere to any room, especially those designed for entertaining. Particularly eye-catching when combined with Ash Grey woodwork, Scotch Blue creates inviting spaces that you can’t wait to escape to at the end of the day.
- Emerald Green - Emerald Green is easy to use in all sorts of homes, creating rooms with an upbeat yet elegant atmosphere. This beautiful jewel tone makes an excellent addition to strong multi-coloured schemes, especially alongside Lake Red and Ultra Marine Blue, where it strikes a balance between being vibrant and soothing.
- Verdigris Green - While happy and lively on first glance, Verdigris Green retains a reassuring feel and underlying elegance when used in the home. A 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.
- Sap Green - This organic green is a true reflection of nature, creating a soft, lived-in atmosphere when combined with Broccoli Brown and Duck Green. Used in smaller spaces, such as a hallway or porch, it creates a richer, more vital atmosphere.
- Duck Green - Named after the deep green plumage of a mallard, Duck Green is a wonderful reminder of the exquisite colours of nature. Strong but subdued, it offers a contemporary alternative to charcoal shades for modern homes, and makes a warm and welcoming pair with Deep Reddish Brown on woodwork.
- Dutch Orange - Dutch Orange is a clean bright orange with the ability to enliven any space. With a dynamic quality that brings an enveloping warmth to rooms, it feels lively combined with Verdigris Green and Skimmed Milk White, and looks particularly stunning with a Duck Green trim.
- Lake Red - This adventurous colour appears red to some and pink to others, but always feels happy and vital. Fantastic in small spaces, Lake Red feels dynamic and energising used across walls, woodwork and ceilings, and works wonderfully inside cupboards.
- Crimson Red - This deep, warm pink creates spaces that feel soft and inviting, especially when teamed with Skimmed Milk White on woodwork. Paired with dark tones, however, Crimson Red takes on a glamorous feel, with Scotch Blue in particular bringing out its rich and romantic nature.
- Deep Reddish Brown - Deep, warm and welcoming, this shade was once popular in country houses, where it was often used to highlight the woodwork of back stairs. In a contemporary setting, it still makes a wonderful colour for walls, doors and trim alike, adding richness and drama to any space.
For the first time, Farrow & Ball has created a brand new palette of 16 colours in collaboration with renowned institution the Natural History Museum, inspired by the true colours of nature.