Looking to bring some personality to a residential property? Look no further than these easy-to-replicate combinations from the colour experts at Farrow & Ball. They work just as well with rich colour palettes as with all-neutral looks, while also suiting homes of all eras and architectural styles.
Lighter Trim, Darker Walls
This method is a classic for a reason. Pairing colour on the walls with white on your woodwork and ceilings creates a neat look with a pleasing contrast.
For a contemporary home, try this look with one of Farrow & Ball’s distinctive neutrals like Elephant’s Breath or Jitney as your wall colour. Renovating a Victorian property? Try rich shades like Rectory Red or Hague Blue.
There’s even a cheat to get your wall and skirting pairings spot-on. Every Farrow & Ball paint colour has a complementary white assigned to it to help you create an effortlessly designed look – find these next to each shade on the brand’s free colour card or on their website.
Darker Trim, Lighter Walls
A paler wall colour paired with a darker trim colour can create a really sophisticated look, and helps add a hint of the unexpected to even seemingly simple schemes.
This easy trick can also help make spaces feel bigger. Using a darker shade lower down tricks the eye into seeing the larger surface of the wall above as lighter and more open.
You can make the contrast as subtle or as striking as you like. For a softer look, try shades from the same colour family, such as Ammonite walls with Pavilion Gray trim, or Card Room Green walls with Green Smoke accents. To add some drama, try a deep shade like Off-Black or Railings with a pale neutral wall.
This last method is painting all walls and woodwork in the same colour – a high-impact look with minimal effort.
If you’re feeling bold, you can even take the colour up onto the ceiling. This can feel particularly cosy in rooms that are on the smaller side or don’t receive much natural light.
A grown-up dusky pink or barely-there grey blue can be great options for all-over colour if you’re looking to create a soothing atmosphere. For that boutique hotel room feel, go bold and try this move with a deep statement shade like Hopper Head or Studio Green.
How Farrow & Ball Specification Can Help
If you’re interested in undertaking a project with Farrow & Ball’s versatile palette and high-performance finishes, look no further than the brand’s own specification service for support from start to finish.
You’ll be assigned your own dedicated specification manager, who will work closely with you throughout the process, all the way through from choosing colours, finishes, and volumes of product to aftercare. Email email@example.com for more information.