Farrow & Ball: Making Over A New-Build Living Room

Farrow & Ball: Making Over A New-Build Living Room

Sometimes a splash of colour is all you need to completely transform a space. For evidence, look no further than the Buckinghamshire home of interior designer Rukmini Patel, where Farrow & Ball’s Faded Terracotta has elevated a formerly uninspiring living room to new, cosy heights.

Introducing Faded Terracotta
Faded Terracotta is one of eight paint colours from The California Collection, a capsule collection created in partnership with internationally recognised designer Kelly Wearstler.

Like every colour in the collection, this soft, pale orange was inspired by a feature of the urban landscape around Kelly’s LA home. In this case, that was the sun-bleached hue of terracotta pots and tiles.

A unique addition to the Farrow & Ball palette, Faded Terracotta captured Rukmini’s imagination with its unusual ability “to make a room feel warm and fresh at the same time” – the perfect candidate for her modern living room.

Before and After
Before, Rukmini’s living room was beautifully designed but lacking in warmth. With its neutral palette and high-contrast colour-blocked design, it didn’t make the most of the room’s natural light, and certainly didn’t have the cosy feeling Rukmini was after.

After introducing Faded Terracotta, Rukmini has found that the room feels completely transformed. “I love how it changes with the light and it has a very grounding effect,” she says. “I gravitate towards it during the weekends as a way of recharging and connecting.”

Unmistakably Farrow & Ball
One of the unmistakable signatures of Farrow & Ball paint is its extraordinary response to different types of light, which makes a space come to life. “When the room catches the evening sun, it transforms the space and feels so inviting,” says Rukmini. “In fact, it’s been the main talking point with our guests!”

This responsiveness is the result of a formulation that’s packed with rich pigments, combined with the highest-quality ingredients in a low-VOC water base – something that all Farrow & Ball finishes have in common.

How Farrow & Ball Specification Can Help
For a helping hand choosing the colours that will bring your property to life, 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 specification@farrow-ball.com for more information.

Add to Project Board

Create a new project board:

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball creates a 100% water based range of richly pigmented paint colours. Available in a selection of high-performance interior and exterior finishes, Farrow & Ball paints range from 2% to 95% sheen and are renowned for their extraordinary...
View company profile

Make an enquiry to Farrow & Ball

You may also be interested in this related Case Study: A Star Chalet Transformed With Colour Read Now