We’ve been fans of Farrow & Ball paint for some years now. This premium paint brand might not be particularly well known relatively to the Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore shops that are within a few miles of most American homes, but the company has been making paint since 1946.
Farrow & Ball has a keen eye for color as well as the refinement you’d expect from a premium English brand.
I’ve bought a fair bit of Farrow & Ball paint over the years and spent some time looking through their selection as well as reading feedback on the brand and it’s incredibly well curated color selection.
With that in mind, here are what feel to be their most noteworthy colors.
Studio Green is the color that I associate most closely with Farrow & Ball. I’m not sure if I’d call it their signature color, but it’s pretty close to being just that. This the dark green — their deepest — which was used to paint their original studio back in the day.
The green tone varies considerably based on the lighting, appearing more a deep green indoors and more towards a green black outdoors when against a lighter color, like a faded cedar shingle.
F&B’s Railings is one of their darkest colors. It’s not a black, but it’s closer than you’d expect from such a popular choice. There is a lot of blue in this one that really comes out in some lighting scenarios. It’s a good deal lighter in person than it appears online, so I’d highly recommend buying a sample before investing in this one (as is true of most of these colors).
Railings is a great choice for a front door or classy guest bathroom, where you are going for a dark, reserved vibe.
If you are looking for a grey blue or what F&B calls a “dark blue grey” then Inchyra Blue is your pick. The color is named after the Inchyra Estate in Perth, Scotland which is home to a classic Georgian home and, being Scotland, some wonderful green and blue shades. The color is more green than you’d expect, with stormy overtones which looks grey blue in some considerable hints of green depending on the surroundings and the lighting.
Hague Blue is similar to Inchyra but it’s a good deal darker. The green tones are “toned” back but they are still noticeable.
This is a very nice color for a home’s front door — it’s strong but not overwhelming, and has some subtle class to it.
Slipper Satin is the perfect color for a nursery. It’s a pinkish off-white that lends itself perfectly to a soft, neutral room. Online it looks a little tan, but in person it’s more subtle and the cool undertones come through better.
If you are looking for a cool, calming color for a bedroom or library then Teresa’s Green is a nice pick. This is one I’ve used for years and I’ve really come to enjoy it’s versatility and lightness of touch. This “mid aqua” tone is a light green with very little blue in it and perhaps a touch of brown undertone. It’s natural without being earthy. This is a paint that will work in any room for years and it’s almost impossible to get tired of.