Most paint brands unveil a new suite of colors every season, but for British brand Farrow & Ball, it's not a regular occurrence. In fact, it has been two years since the esteemed brand added any colors to its famous palette of 132 shades. That is, until today.
Farrow & Ball announced the launch of nine new colors, along with a stunning new editorial that shows each shade in use. "From an exotic pink and our deepest red, to a soft off-white and down to earth blue, our nine new additions are blended with only the richest pigments and finest quality ingredients for an extraordinary depth of color," a company press release states. True to brand, the new colors will be 100% water-based, low odor, eco-friendly, and available in a range of finishes. Take a peek at the brand's nine new paint colors, and some examples that suggest what they might look like at home.
"This midcentury modern green is a darker version of the much-loved archive color, Olive. Perfect for those who want to embrace stronger color in the home, its sober tone creates rooms that feel calm and serene especially when combined with soft pinks and browns. Named after Japanese tea leaves, Bancha, like a cup of green tea, provides a feeling of security."
"This quietly elegant blue feels wonderful down to earth, so could be used on anything from a kitchen island to an airy drawing room. The exact shade is rooted in a regency palette but is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear made in the French city Nîmes. Like denim, its blue hue is ultimately fashionable and yet always feels grounded."
"This earthy color sits somewhere between the more traditional Oxford Stone and greyer Elephant's Breath. Though muted, it is incredibly uplifting and reminds us of lazy days by the sea-hence sharing its name with the bus that whisks New Yorkers out of the hot city to the similarly colored sandy beaches of the Hamptons."
"This Georgian inspired red based black creates an intimate feel in super contemporary or bohemian homes, while adding a distinguished look to traditional exteriors. The perfect accent for all our reds and completing our range of blacks, Paean Black conjures up the shade of old leather hymnals and so is named after a song of praise."
"This color is exotic, happy and vital. The most adventurous of our pinks, Rangwali is incredibly friendly and takes its name from the powder which is thrown so enthusiastically during the Holi festival of colors in India. Though bright, it has an absorbing depth of color which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment."
"This is the lightest colour in the group including Shadow White, Shaded White and Drop Cloth-each created to look like white when used in deep shade. Pared back, timeless and familiar without the cool undertones of the more contemporary neutral groups, this soft off-white is reminiscent of the colour used in old school houses."
"Not to be seen as overtly pink, but rather a muted rose with enormous warmth, its powdery feel makes it incredibly soft and easy to use with complementary tones. Sulking Room Pink is evocative of the colors so often used in boudoirs, a room named after the French 'bouder'-to sulk."
"This enduring color is a dark green version of Farrow & Ball classic Pigeon, hence being named after the green variety of the same species. Although traditional in feel, Treron is perfect for modern homes where lots of natural materials are used or as an accent for both French Gray and our Traditional Neutrals."