Farrow & Ball’s colour consultancy service is designed to take the stress out of choosing paint colours and finishes, whether you’re currently undertaking a project for a client or looking for some on-site advice for your next job.
Prior to having quantities specified, a colour consultancy is a great step to take in conjunction with your specification contact, who can help direct you to Farrow & Ball’s expert Colour Consultants for tailored advice while ensuring the process runs smoothly.
To find out more about the service, which has long been a popular part of the brand’s offerings, Farrow & Ball enlisted one of their expert Colour Consultants to give an insight into what a consultation typically entails:
“A colour consultancy generally starts with a chat about the client’s inspiration and where they’d like to land with their finished look. We look at what they’re going to be introducing to the scheme, what’s already there, and where they want to end up, atmosphere-wise – then we figure out a path to get there.
Talking about colours and the usage of the rooms – what time of day they’ll be used, what for, whether they’ll be public or private – is a big part of any colour consultancy.
The discussion about finishes is also something that people don’t necessarily consider. Colour is only half the equation – the other half is making sure you have the correct finish for the surface you’re painting, because nobody’s happy with a surface that looks good for less time than you think it should.
The process is totally tailored to each specific person. You start with their aspirations, but you also have to manage expectations. It’s often about prioritising and knowing where to focus your time. Sometimes the space has more that needs doing to it than we have time for in a consultation.
When you come in looking at things from a different, more critical perspective, you can see the constraints more easily – light, difficult flooring, all the things that can limit our choices.
And, because you’re seeing what your client is seeing in situ, they feel more trusting of the observations you make. Something they might have trouble discussing in the showroom, they’re more confident about expressing in their own home.”
For maximum flexibility, Farrow & Ball offers a choice of two types of colour consultancy service. You can opt for an in-person visit, where an expert Consultant will visit you on-site, or a virtual appointment, during which you’ll share ideas and expertise with your Consultant by video call.
The Farrow & Ball team is always happy to help with colour choices. However, if you think that the more in-depth Farrow & Ball colour consultancy service would be helpful for your project, please get in touch with your specification contact, and they’ll be happy to help you get started.
For more information, please contact [email protected]. Or, if you would prefer to book your consultation direct, visit farrow-ball.com/colour-consultancy.