This month, Farrow & Ball unveils a brand-new capsule collection of colour and print. Created in collaboration with American fashion designer Christopher John Rogers, the Carte Blanche collection features 12 new paint colours and three new wallpaper patterns.
Inspired by Christopher’s childhood memories of food and family growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, these versatile shades have been interpreted by the colour experts at Farrow & Ball into a playful palette that can be used to bring a touch of personality to any residential property.
A Farrow & Ball First
This is the first time in Farrow & Ball history that the brand has released new colours and wallpapers as part of the same collection. With an emphasis on expressive, individual style, he palette is designed to work in seemingly endless combinations following three main principles: neutral-led, colour-led, and pattern-led.
The Paint Colours
With a foundation of four neutrals and eight statement shades, Carte Blanche is – according to Farrow & Ball Creative Director Charlotte Cosby – “all about finding freedom to create a personal look and enjoying the process”.
Hog Plum CB1: A muddy yellow
Roasted Macadamia CB2: A soft brown based neutral
Shallot CB3: A blue based pink
Romesco CB4: A brilliant red
Cardamom CB5: A rich brown
Raw Tomatillo CB6: A joyful green
Lobster CB7: A vibrant blue
Sardine CB8: A silvery blue
Au Lait CB9: A soft white
Liquorice CB10: A deep black
Blue Maize CB11: A dark blue
Pea Flower Tea CB12: A vivid blue
Like all Farrow & Ball wallpapers, the designs in the Carte Blanche collection are made using the brand’s own water based paints for both the ground and print colours, and handcrafted in Dorset.
Dot: A playful, graduated pattern of dots celebrating one of Christopher John Rogers’ iconic designs.
Stripe: A fresh take on a classic, this design combines a wide statement stripe with contrasting narrow stripes for a simple yet effective look.
Check: This bold geometric design is inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the work of celebrated textile artist Anni Albers.