Farrow & Ball was started in the 1930's in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, by John Farrow and Richard Ball and the paint is still made in their factory in Dorset. The company has worked with the National Trust of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty of the UK, in formulating near to exact matches for the restoration of historic buildings interiors and exteriors. Their paint can be found in many historic houses and museums throughout Europe.
Today many interior designers, yours truly included, have a deep love affair with Farrow & Ball paint. The majority of that love comes from the fact that they have some of the richest colours on Earth. My personal love also comes from the fact that their colours have a real heritage to them.Their paint is water based with high levels of pigment, rich resin binders and a high refractory nature of key ingredients that give their product a signature immersive depth of colour. Let me be the first to tell you that it is almost impossible to match their colours through other companies (as I am sure many many designers, painters and myself have tried). Regretfully our love affair often goes unrequited as it can sometimes be difficult to convince clients that it is worth (and it totally is) spending $100 per gallon on paint. Oh the trials and tribulations of being an interior designer.
But I digress, yesterday the company released their nine new colours for 2013 and they are of course wonderful. Please have a look at their new offerings.
Dimpse No. 277
Wevet No. 273
St. Giles Blue No. 280
Purbeck Stone No. 275
Yellowcake No. 279
Pretty nice right? What is your favourite? Wanna guess what my favourite is? Come on...you know you want to.