This is the best time of the year for color enthusiasts — it’s when all the paint companies announce their Color of the Year and Color Trend palettes for the upcoming year and the grand finale in December when international color forecasting company Pantone announces their COTY.
It’s a bonus year — British paint company Farrow & Ball refreshes their palette every two to three years and recently added nine new colors to their palette of 132 paint colors. “New colors is an incredibly exciting time at Farrow & Ball, says Charlotte Cosby, co-creator of the new paint colors. “It’s not something we do often, making it feel all the more special.”
The new colors range from a soft off-white to a happy deep pink and, in usual Farrow & Ball fashion, there’s an interesting story behind each color name. Here we go…
Farrow & Ball’s Nine New Paint Colors
DE NIMES NO. 299
SULKING ROOM PINK NO. 295
BANCHA NO. 298
PAEAN BLACK NO. 294
PREFERENCE RED NO. 297
JITNEY NO. 293
TRERON NO. 292
RANGWALI NO. 296
SCHOOL HOUSE WHITE NO. 291
What do you think? Do any favorites pop out at you? I’m looking forward to seeing the new colors on Instagram and design blogs. Farrow & Ball Suggested Color Schemes are offered for each of the new colors on the Farrow & Ball website if you’re looking for color inspiration. “The collection is intelligently designed to ensure the colors you choose sit effortlessly alone or as a scheme as well as responding extraordinarily to light,” adds Charlotte.
With the introduction of nine new colors to the Farrow & Ball color card that means nine colors are retired. You can order any retired or archived Farrow & Ball paint color — the colors just don’t appear on the current color card.
Here’s a link that gives you the intel on Farrow & Ball at Hirshfield’s.
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