The California Collection brings together eight new colours to the Farrow & Ball palette, each one inspired by the landscapes of California and created by American designer Kelly Wearstler.
Tar is an off-black shade that can be used in varying quantities to create increasingly dramatic results. Used on just the doors in a room, complemented by a much paler wall colour like Farrow & Ball Peignoir, it adds a soft contemporary touch. In a hospitality environment, it’s restrained enough to be used all over as a wall and ceiling colour, creating a sense of luxury.
While shades of grey are still immensely popular, many home and small business-owners have been leaning towards warmer neutrals to create a welcoming feel. Sand fits the bill perfectly as a light, brown-based neutral that’s versatile enough to be used anywhere you’d typically use a white or grey wall colour. To make things even easier, it looks great taken across both walls and woodwork, which can look more contemporary alongside this kind of neutral than bright white skirting.
While mustard tones have been popular in interiors for a few years now, it’s a different kind of yellow that – according to Farrow & Ball Brand Ambassador Patrick O’Donnell – is making a comeback. A bright, sunshine yellow like Citrona will make your next project look firmly on-trend, while its hint of earthiness, characteristic of Farrow & Ball’s distinctive paint colours, ensures it never looks overwhelming even in large quantities.
Palm is another ahead-of-the-curve paint colour that is anticipated to be everywhere very soon. This grown-up pastel green has very little of the grey undertone that features in Farrow & Ball’s other light green paint colours but stops just short of mint, avoiding an overly sweet effect.
Salt is a brilliant option for large projects as it is incredibly easy to use and suitable for any sort of space but with much more character than a standard trade white. Its tiny hint of grey makes it feel crisp, bright, clean, and modern.
Hazy is one of the most distinctly Californian colours in the new palette, a laid-back blue inspired by early mornings on the coast. Fresher and cleaner than the Farrow & Ball favourite Light Blue, but not as overtly blue as Blue Ground. This colour is fantastically easy to use and feels tailor-made for coastal properties, especially when used on shiplap and combined with a fresh white trim.
While the core Farrow & Ball palette certainly isn’t short on shades of grey, Stoke is a very welcome addition. It’s a true grey with hardly any discernible undertones, making it super easy to use, and a less dramatic option than the darker Farrow & Ball classic Down Pipe. Try it with the Easy Neutrals Group in almost any combination to create a fool-proof scheme.
Faded Terracotta No.CC8
Arguably the standout colour of The California Collection, Faded Terracotta is an incredibly useful addition to the Farrow & Ball palette. It’s a light but warm colour that offers a great alternative to the brand’s ever popular pink, Setting Plaster, and a lighter take on the deeper, richer Red Earth. Whether you put this in a bedroom or living room, it’s relaxing and inviting. The softness and warmth also make it a flattering backdrop for bathrooms both communal and private.
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