Colour Combinations in your Home


Using a variety of colours in your home offers numerous benefits in the way it feels. In interior design, it adds depth, vibrancy, and visual interest, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. Using different colours can evoke specific emotions, using a diverse palette from Farrow & Ball can help you create a distinct identity in every room, and offers an opportunity for self-expression and personal style. Take a look at our guide on way to add an assortment of colours into your home to give each room its own individuality.  


Painting a ceiling a different colour than the walls add a unique visual dimension to a space, creating a sense of depth and architectural interest. A contrasting ceiling can draw the eye upward, making the room feel more spacious. A different coloured ceiling can help define specific areas or zones within a room, such as a dining area or workspace. Using a neutral tone such as Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion – School House White can play a great complimentary tone to a colourful room. It can also help mitigate the monotony of a single colour scheme, introducing variation and visual excitement to the space.  


Painting a wall a different colour than the rest can have several compelling advantages. It creates a focal point, drawing attention to a specific area or architectural feature within the room. Farrow & Ball Estate Emulsion – Rangwali is an adventurous pink that although bright, has a depth of colour that blends in well with more neutral tones. This technique can highlight artwork, accentuate a fireplace, or define a particular function, such as a reading nook, and allows for visual contrast and depth, adding dimension and interest to the space. By introducing a different colour, it can create a sense of drama or create a cohesive colour scheme with complementary shades. 



Painting your covings/cornices and skirting boards a different colour can add an element of contrast and visual interest to the room, creating a distinct separation between the walls and the architectural details. This can accentuate the elegance of the covings and skirting boards, making them stand out as decorative features. Painting these features in a complimentary colour such as Farrow & Ball Emulsion -Cabbage White can help to create a cohesive colour scheme throughout the room, tying together various elements of the design. It can also provide an opportunity to add depth and dimension to the space, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. 


Painting your doors and doorframes a different colour creates a focal point and adds visual interest, drawing attention to the entry points of a room. This can be particularly effective in highlighting architectural details or unique door designs, particularly with a colour such as Farrow & Ball – Wimborne White. painting them a different colour can provide contrast and depth, adding dimension to the space, allowing for creative expression and personalisation, making a bold statement or complementing the overall colour scheme.