It’s all change for Farrow and Ball’s new colours!

After four years, it’s all change for Farrow and Ball’s new colours! 

The wait is finally over: after a long four years, Farrow and Ball have finally released their new colour card for 2022. This is the first of its kind since 2018, though the brand have treated us to smaller collections in between, including: 

  • Colour by Nature (in collaboration with the Natural History Museum), autumn 2019 
  • The California Collection, spring 2021 
  • The Liberty Collection, autumn 2021. 

What can we expect from the new Farrow and Ball colour palette? 

The new range from Farrow and Ball features a comprehensive selection of 11 new colours. Available to buy online from 29th September, the collection is inspired by young people and a keen eye for trendsetting.  

Four years in the making, the range is seeing some huge shifts in design. Previously, Farrow and Ball were associated with more traditional markets, focusing on classic and historic building. Today, the brand have put the spotlight on young people looking to get onto the property ladder. 

As such, we’re going out with the old and in with the new. Gone are the likes of teal-esque Vardo and head-turning hot pink Rangwali. Instead, the 2022 Farrow and Ball range is quiet and contemplative: reflective of our new visions of our homes – our workspaces and safe havens. With greens, blues and subtle blush tones, it’s the start of a new era for Farrow and Ball. 

Yellows and greens 

It’s all change for Farrow and Ball’s new colours!

With a nature-inspired palette comes a new selection of biophilic colours. Kicking things off with a shade inspired by Irish rolled oats, no. 300 ‘Stirabout’ is set to cause a stir. It’s a perfect blend of yellow and beige, ideal for breakfast tables as designed by Joa Studholme. 

Following close by at no. 301 we have Eddy – a welcoming blend of greens and greys that conjures up images of wild swimmers. It’s ideal against neutral whites and greys. Then we have the affectionately named Whirlybird at no. 309, which is reminiscent of sycamore or maple seeds tumbling from trees. Ideal for outdoor settings, this would suit green-fingered shed owners. 

On the other end of the scale, we have the charming Beverly at no. 310. This mid to dark green evokes images of the deciduous English countryside, and pays homage to a Farrow and Ball employee Beverly, who is sadly no longer with us. 

Greys and blues 

There is nothing boring about grey, as we can see from the 2022 Farrow and Ball collection. We start with a tribute to nature in the form of no. 307, Kittiwake. This blue-grey formula is a nod to the underside wing of a kittiwake – an endangered breed of gull. Thankfully, they are being rewilded and returning to shore, inspiring rebirth themes for this collection. 

In a more classic blue, we have the no. 306 Selvedge, which takes us back to our favourite old pair of denim jeans. Named after the denim seam, this is likely to stand the test of time in the fashion stakes. Don’t be fooled by the name on no. 308 – ‘Wine Dark’ is actually a shade of blue, inspired by the wine dark sea.

Rounding off the greys, we have the industrial Hopper Head at no. 305. Once again designed by colour curator Joa Studholme, this has been designed for snugs and evening rooms. 

Pinks and terracottas 

A rewind to the 90s has seen a resurgence of pinks – but perhaps more subtle shades. No. 303 Templeton Pink is more of a blush or plaster hue, and contrasts beautifully against pastel greens. It was inspired by the great London house, and has featured in the Farrow and Ball book ‘Recipes for Decorating’. 

Even lighter, we have shade no. 302 – Tailor Tack. Taking ideas from the thread used by Haute Couture creators in Paris’ backstreets, it oozes class and complements stones and whites. Those looking for something deeper should take a look at no. 304. The quirkily named Bamboozle has a cheeky twist and offers darker undertones to the traditional terracotta. While it may be a little imposing for a full room, it would work perfectly inside cupboards sent against grey and blue trims. 

It’s all change for Farrow and Ball’s new colours!

Waving goodbye to old classics 

In with the new means out with the old, so we’re saying goodbye to some older shades in the Farrow and Ball collection. The following will only be available as sample pots until stock lasts, but you will still be able to order full tins:

  • Savage Ground 
  • Salon Drab 
  • Radicchio 
  • Blazer 
  • Pale Hound 
  • Churlish 
  • Pavilion Blue 
  • House White 
  • St Giles 
  • Mahogany 
  • Pitch Blue. 

You can find all of the new shades available at splat from September 29th, 2022. With pots from 750ml up to 5 litres, you’ll never be short of inspiration. Step into the next generation with this new collection.  

Posted Oct 6, 2022 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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