An updated colour palette is a quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive way to add personality to any residential property. Read on for practical tips and ready-to-use palettes from the colour experts at Farrow & Ball, including special seasonal twists that are sure to entice any potential buyers this autumn.
Take Care with the Details
There are Farrow & Ball paint finishes for every age and style of home, from ultra-modern new-builds through to period properties.
If yours is the latter, you can take full advantage of the brand’s Specialist Finishes, which include a traditional Limewash, a powdery Dead Flat finish, and distempers that will help you bring out the best in original details like ornate plasterwork.
For help choosing finishes to suit your property’s needs, you might want to consider Farrow & Ball’s Specification service (details below).
Add An Accent
Feature or accent walls are a brilliant way of adding colour to spaces of any size without overwhelming them.
In this open-plan living and dining room, only the part of the room occupied by the table has been painted in autumnal Deep Reddish Brown, creating a cosy corner for intimate dinners and entertaining that especially appeals at this time of year.
The rest of the space has been kept light, bright and airy with Snow White on the walls and ceiling.
Match Your Neutrals to Your Needs
When getting a property (or multiple properties) ready to sell, a job lot of pure brilliant white can start to look very tempting.
But while neutral paint colours are indeed a great choice when it comes to refreshing a home for sale, there are ways to approach them that will help your finished look seem more ‘designed’ and tailored to the space – which your potential buyers won’t fail to notice.
See this introduction to Farrow & Ball Neutral Groups for tips on where to start.
Embrace Deeper Colours
If neutrals aren’t really your thing, or don’t bring out the very best in your property’s rooms, then don’t be afraid to explore the deeper end of the spectrum too.
Rich tones like Preference Red, India Yellow and Tanner’s Brown aren’t just perfect for autumn. These are shades that are steadily gaining in popularity and set to stick around for a good while, mirroring the public’s growing need for cosy, comforting spaces – so be bold.
Don’t Forget the Woodwork
So often, skirting boards and cornices are painted bright white without a second thought.
This can create a very neat and crisp look, especially with a darker wall colour, but if you’d like to put a subtle contemporary twist on the trim in your property, consider painting it the same colour as the wall instead.
In smaller rooms, this can create the illusion of higher walls and thus more space, as there’s no strong contrast to draw the eye to where the wall ends.
Alternatively, you could try a skirting board colour that’s darker than the wall for an equally unexpected and stylish touch.
How Farrow & Ball Specification can help
If you’re looking to spruce up your property – or properties – ready for sale, look no further than Farrow & Ball’s 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 protected] for more information.
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