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New Farrow & Ball Colors Inspired by the Dorset Coast

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 20, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Sep 19, 2013

When Farrow & Ball says they're releasing nine new paint colors, what else is there to do but get out the sander and a roll of blue tape? Walls and furniture beware, it might be time for an update. The recently released colors are a combination of four neutrals, two darker shades and three brights (brights like Nancy's Blushes, a color named after a "mystery Nancy"). Most of the colors draw inspiration from the Dorset coastline: fossils, mud, and words from old dialects of the region. The colors themselves are as convincing as their names: who can pass up a shade called Mole's Breath? Especially when that color is the richest of grays; a color the Dutch masters would have fought over. Here we showcase five of our favorites, see the others: Nancy's Blushes, Dimpse, St. Giles Blue, and Purbeck Stone at Farrow & Ball . Above: Ammonite No. 274 is a color reminiscent of fossils found along the Dorset coast Above: Porcelain spoons dipped in the new paint shades. Above: Stiffkey Blue No. 281  is inspired by the colorful mud at Stiffkey beach in Norfolk. Above: On the wall is a versatile white, Wevet No. 273 , named after the old Dorset term for a spider's web. Above: Mole's Breath No. 276 is linked to its cousin, Farrow & Ball's popular Elephant's Breath , but in the darker shade of a mole's coat. Above: Yellowcake No. 279 is a revivalist paint color, a yellow much like the one used in kitchens of the 1960s. Embarking on a new paint project? Get inspired with our Palette & Paints section, then learn the down and dirty tricks in Expert Advice: 12 Essential Tips for the Perfect Paint Job .






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