When deciding upon a paint colour, looking at paint chips alone can be somewhat uninspiring. To really get excited about paint colours you have to think about the room in which it’s being used, the unique light in that space, the story you want it to tell and of course, the furniture and textiles it’s meant to complement. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we adore Farrow & Ball for both paint and wallpaper and follow their collections and partnerships closely. In a recent partnership with Liberty London, a company renowned for its prints, fabrics and design, Farrow & Ball released fifteen combinations of colour and print, curated by Liberty. In a nutshell, this is what interior designers’ dreams are made of! The two companies have essentially taken the guess work out of fifteen of Farrow & Ball’s paint colours and paired them with complementary textiles you can incorporate in a room. Plus, the sample pots themselves are enough to make you want to paint a test patch. Wrapped in patterns from Liberty’s Modern Collector Range, the sample pots would tempt anyone to crack one open and dip in a brush… we know we’re dying to! So if you’ve been looking for some inspiration for a paint project, here are our 4 favourite pairings from the collection that we would be thrilled to help you with…
Potted Shrimp Paint & Poppy Meadowfield, Lichen Fabric
This aptly-named, delicious, blush colour is incredibly fresh and welcoming. We love it paired with Liberty’s Poppy Meadowfield fabric in the form of a privacy curtain in this bathroom but could also see it looking incredibly sweet in a toddler’s room, the fabric used for a window treatment or perhaps a headboard.
Serge Paint & Regency Tulip, Lapis Fabric
Deep, moody and impossibly chic, this paint and fabric combo totally speaks our language! We love the sparing use of the Serge paint as an accent colour in this room to enhance the Regency Tulip-upholstered sofa but would also love to see it in another room covering every square inch. Picture this stormy blue in a sultry dining room painted right up through the crown mouldings and covering the ceiling, a sparkling chandelier hanging below and a dining table surrounded by dining chairs with seats upholstered in Regency Tulip. Alternatively, this paint would work well in a powder room with the Regency Tulip used as a skirt on the base of a pedestal sink.
Cola Paint & Botanical Flora, Lacquer Fabric
This red-based brown, F&B called ‘Cola’ feels très “right now”. It’s as though it jumped off the runway of a Bottega Veneta show but yet styled with the Botanical Flora-upholstered armchair, you can see it’s range and versatility. With this paint, it’s all about how it’s used and what you pair it with. Here it feels warm and feminine but used in a different context, it could look incredibly luxe and elegant. Imagine a sleek, Girl Boss office painted in this hue with a bronze- accented desk and two Botanical Flora- upholstered armchairs situated in front for anyone who comes to call!
Clunch Paint & Persian Voyage, Jade Stone Fabric
This is one of those white paints that we might just have to add to our go-to white paint list! With its warm, yellow undertones its one of those shades of white that would be incredibly easy to live with. We would love to use it to bring warmth to any space that feels cold and uninviting. The fresh and cheery Persian Voyage fabric is also incredibly versatile and could be easily incorporated into a variety of rooms in the form of accent pillows and window treatments. With the colours and a name like Persian Voyage though, we can’t help but feel that this leafy botanical print would look particularly lovely in a vacation home with warm weather and the sun peaking in!