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Farrow & Ball’s New Colours 2018

Today is a very exciting day. Farrow and Ball, one of the UK’s biggest pint brands, is launching 9 new colours, the first new colours since 2016. The 2016 colour palette had some really successful colours that we might even have in our own homes; Inchrya Blue and Vardo for example. Will today’s 9 new Farrow and Ball colours follow suit?

The colours will officially be launched today as part of London Design Week. Farrow and Ball have been busy making preparations for their landmark launch. Sally is going along, we can’t wait to see what they’ve been cooking up!

Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow and Ball, said: “An extraordinary amount of time and thought goes into each colour from working with our expert craftsmen to refine the exact shade to dreaming up the name and telling the story behind the colours.

“The collection is designed to ensure the colours can sit alone or as part of a scheme as well as responding extraordinarily to light.”

Without further ado, the new colours are as follows:

Sulking Room Pink

SULKING ROOMPINK 295: This muted rose is evocative of the colours used in boudoirs, a room originally named after the French ‘bouder’ – to sulk.

Starting with our favourite and one of two new pinks, Sulking Room Pink is a dirty rose colour, it’s deep and rich and fits perfectly into the Farrow and Ball range. We think this one could be big. Both considering trying it out already!


BANCHA 298: This mid-century modern green is a darker version of the much loved archive colour Olive. Named after Japanese tea leaves, it provides a feeling of security.

A fresh and vibrant green that we can see working throughout the home.


JITNEY 293: This relaxed and sandy neutral takes its name from the bus that whisks New Yorkers out of the hot city to the beaches of the Hamptons.

A gorgeous neutral. You can never have enough neutrals hey?

Paean Black

PAEAN BLACK 294: This Georgian inspired red based black is a nod to the colour of old leather hymnals which so often included a song of praise or paean.

Yes it’s a red! You’d have to see the sample perhaps to feel it. We see plums and maroons coming next year, so this might be some brilliant foresight by Farrow and Ball.

Preference Red

PREFERENCE RED 297: Our deepest richest red, this Baroque colour is named in honour of our original trade name. The preferred red of modern homes.

Another red but more of a true red this this. I love this. A deep and rich colour that I can imaging would work superbly in the light.


RANGWALI 296: An exotic pink inspired by the powder which is used so enthusiastically at the Holi festival of colours in India.

For me this is the most surprising colour, although it does follow the blush and pink trends we’ve seen over the last few years. A grower maybe?

School House white

SCHOOL HOUSE WHITE 291: The lightest in the group including Shadow White, Shaded White and Drop Cloth, this soft white is reminiscent of the colour used in school houses.

There’s not a single shade of grey in the new 9, following a trend for the new neutrals that we’ve banged on about before.

De Nimes

DE NIMES 299: An elegant blue that is wonderfully down to earth, it is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear originally made in the French city of the same name.

Another blue to choose from. We’re certainly not over the dark blues.. we see this trend continuing and De Nimes is a great addition to the F&B blue palette.


TRERON 292: A grey green version of Farrow & Ball classic Pigeon, it takes its name from a green variety of the species.

A grey green, a nice addition to the green palette. A beautiful muted tone.

That’s all!

The range is 100 per cent water-based range and the new collection will be low odour, eco-friendly, safe and easy to use and available in a range of finishes.

The new colours will launch globally at London Design Festival on 20-23rd September. To purchase the new

colours, visit, local showrooms and stockists.

I love interiors! I've always enjoyed styling my home and my husband will tell you I'm always moving things around and trying something new. My favs include Mid Century Modern and Ecclectic mixes of contrasting themes such as classical design and pop art.

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