Delicious New Colors from Farrow & Ball
April 7, 2016
Text by Paula M. Bodah
Introducing Spring 2016 Colors from Farrow & Ball
What better way to greet spring than by freshening up your home? And what better way to do that than with the instant gratification of a new paint color? Farrow & Ball has a whole palette for spring. Here a few of my favorites, along with a bit of insight into how they got their evocative names.
Yeabridge Green, a fresh, clean, uncomplicated hue perfect for spring, was named for the color found when a gun cupboard was removed in the Yeabridge House, an eighteenth-century farmhouse in Somerset, England.
The exuberant Vardo takes its name from a similar color often used by the Romany (gypsies) to decorate their horse-drawn wagons in the mid-nineteenth century.
The demure gray-pink of Peignoir calls to mind the romantic, floaty garment a lady might have worn in the mid-twentieth century as she sat at her dressing table in the evening, giving her hair the requisite 100 brush strokes to keep it shiny.
Which one would you choose?