Thanks to its unique colors, Farrow & Ball is up there among the most popular paint brands. It has soared such much in popularity that many of its shades including Hague Blue and Elephant’s Breath have achieved such iconic status they can be named on sight.
But why can’t we get enough of these rich shades? To delve deeper into why these colors are the most popular, we spoke to credited psychologist Lee Chambers.
It comes as no surprise F&B is one the most popular paint brand on Instagram with 1,238,000 hashtags. The best Farrow & Ball paint colors will elevate any room with their rich, heritage hues.
Recent research conducted by Hometree revealed that the most popular colors of all are deep blues and grey tones – we know, we’re shocked too… Hague Blue of course remains a hugely popular choice.
With its inky undertones, it makes a refreshing alternative to a charcoal gray, and it currently has a total of 48,600 hashtags on Instagram. So what has us so captivated by the shade?
‘A deep and rich blue with green undertones, it promotes both calm, confidence, and a feeling of being grounded,’ says Lee about the appeal of Hague Blue. ‘It also has a nostalgic feel, providing comfort in these uncertain times.’
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REDESIGN YOUR BEDROOM WITH A NEW COLOUR SCHEME
CHOOSE A SUBTLE PATTERN TO ADD INTEREST
WALLPAPER ALL YOUR BEDROOM WALLS FOR A COSY FEEL
OR USE PAINT TO UPDATE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS
PICK WARM OCHRES, RUSTS FOR A BEDROOM DECOR IDEA
CREATE A PANEL EFFECT WITH PAINT
WORK WITH THE ALCOVES IN YOUR SPACE
CREATE UNIFORMITY WITH DIY PANELLING
CHOOSE CONTRASTING COLOURS FOR A VIBRANT SPACE
ADD SHIPLAP PANELLING FOR A RUSTIC LOOK
CREATE A GALLERY WALL WITH MIRRORS
ADD PATTERN WITH AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD
OR, COMPLETELY DIY A HEADBOARD WITH CUTE CUSHIONS
PICK BEDROOM FURNITURE THAT PLAYS WITH SCALE
GO FOR A CLASSIC GREY SCHEME IN A BEDROOM
KEEP THINGS NEUTRAL FOR A FARMHOUSE FEEL
GO FOR A BEACHY LOOK WITH AN ALL WHITE BEDROOM
ADD SOFTNESS TO A BEDROOM WITH BLUSH HUES
CREATE ATMOSPHERE WITH A MOODY FEATURE WALL
MIX AND MATCH FOR A MODERN TAKE ON A BOHO BEDROOM
MAKE BEDROOM STORAGE STYLISH AND DISCREET
OR, USE AN OPEN STORAGE SYSTEM FOR DECORATION
WAP OUT BULKY BEDSIDE TABLES FOR BUILT-IN SHELVES
PICK STATEMENT LIGHTS FOR BEDSIDE TABLES
ADD CHARACTER WITH ANTIQUE EFFECT TASK LIGHTING
EXPOSE BARE FLOORBOARDS FOR A PRACTICAL AND SOPHISTICATED FLOORING CHOICE
OR KEEP THING COSY WITH A CARPET
ADD PLENTY OF HOUSE PLANTS FOR AN EASY BEDROOM UPDATE
INCORPORATE A SMALL STYLISH WORKSPACE
CREATE CALM WITH A LIGHT COLOUR PALETTE
GET A COOL SCANDI LOOK WITH WOOD PANELLING
ADD ENERGY WITH CANARY-COLOURED SHUTTERS
CLASH PATTERNS AND USE LAYERING FOR DRAMA
Lee says the aquatic feel of this rich blue shade helps to brings the outdoors inside. ‘It incites a feeling of adventure and freedom and gives a certain serenity and stability,’ he adds.
Lee describes this warm white as a ‘neutral that doesn’t have the clinical edge of a brilliant white, which can be overstimulating.’ He says it brings elements of grey and creates a space that ‘exudes both light and warmth while giving a feeling of modern living outside of the hustle and bustle of a city.’
It definitely has that cottagecore vibe, working as a neutral base upon which to layer more colors through furniture, curtains and rugs.
‘Once again, a light grey aspect brings a contemporary feel that really promotes restoration, while being bright enough to amplify feelings of joy,’ says Lee. He says that Skimming Stone creates a feeling of space, particularly beneficial during the winter as it makes us feel less enclosed.
‘Taking a middling grey and adding a touch of warmth and intensity from pink or violet, Elephant’s Breath has a lovely contemporary feel which will create a spacious area where it is used,’ Lee comments. ‘It has an interesting balance of being both uplifting and calming.’
It makes total sense that our Farrow & Ball love come down to its calming, nature-inspired tones. Doing some DIY and decorating this weekend? Check our guide on how to paint a room for a seamless finish.
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