2021 Colour Trend Predictions From Farrow & Ball’s Author of ‘Living with Colour’, ‘Recipes for decorating’ Joa Studholme.

Walls Painted in Preference Red 297 In Modern Emulsion

For all the budding decorators, interior designers, paint enthusiasts, the time has come for the 2021 trend prediction. Now 2020 has been a hell of a year, most of us have been spending most of our time in our homes, either through working from home or sheltering. showing us that our homes are now more important than ever. As we look ahead now, we see 2021 colour trends that reflect our recent collective journey – towards more time spent indoors, emphasis on the sanctuary, and the need for rooms that enhance our wellbeing. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be adding the colours to this post so you can see the trends for 2021!

This week, we start with an aptly autumnal introduction:

Tanners Brown no.255

Deep Reddish Brown w101

Preference Red no.297

“In challenging times, we crave warm tones that will enrich our homes and create cosy sanctuaries away from the outside world,” says Joa. “Luxurious colours like Preference Red can be added to the most neutral of palettes by using them in rooms we use at the end of the day, when we most want to relax and be comforted.”

“In 2021 we have moved away from dark charcoals and towards the warmer tones of nature, like Deep Reddish Brown and Tanner’s Brown, which are both luxurious and soothing. All three of these chocolatey tones look particularly good used on shelving – try Modern Eggshell for a hard-wearing finish.”

Clean and Timeless Blues

As well as Autumnal rich hues, Farrow & Ball are also expecting clean and bold blues to be making entrances into our homes in 2021. you can be expecting bold lively hues such as Pitch Blue, Ultra marine Blue and the darker inkier Stiffkey Blue. These uncomplicated shades feel familiar, like memories from our childhood, which creates a soothing effect in our homes, despite their cooler undertones. For a simple but immersive colour experience, you can use the colour on both the walls and woodwork, using Modern Eggshell and Modern Emulsion to create the perfect family environment that is wipeable and scuff-proof! however, you want a more formal and traditional feel, then team these blues with All White or Ammonite on the woodwork and they will sing even more, especially when used in well-lit spaces or on central kitchen islands. However, when used in areas deprived of light or in evening rooms lit by table lamps, they become much richer and more luxurious in feel.

 

Ultramarine Blue W29

Pitch Blue no.220

Stiffkey Blue no.281

Natural luscious Greens

Next up on the 2021 list is the earthy natural greens, bringing elements of the natural world into our interiors encourages personal growth as well as evoking a feeling of calmness. Greens strength our association with nature and create the perfect welcoming start to the journey through your home. This makes greens a particularly popular choice for use in hallways, where they cause the rooms off it to feel bigger and lighter. The traditional grey undertone of Treron makes it feel as if it is part of your family, and, like the slightly bluer Green Smoke, it has an irresistibly inviting deepness and weathered familiarity. These are delicate, smoky shadings that grasp you on your return home. The more olive-coloured Sap Green is perfect for those who want to embrace a stronger colour with a mid-century modern feel, but still, stay in touch with nature and benefit from the protective and grounding attributes of using green in the home.

Treron no.292

Green Smoke No.47

Sap Green w56

Earthy Natural Hues

The palette of colours we want to use in the home has expanded, and we are looking to introduce warmer tones to add personality and elegance while still remaining comfortable.Give up to the desire to get away and discover asylum in the excellence of nature by utilizing the shades of the earth. Delicate, downplayed Jitney is the ideal base tone to expand upon, as is especially fit to kitchens where we can layer other earth tones on units and islands, to reconnect with the components of land, clean air, and natural light. Modern Eggshell with its incredible knock-proof quality should be used on woodwork, while washable Modern Emulsion is ideal for the walls. The stronger, more mushroom tone of Dead Salmon is just as subtle as Jitney and has an even more aged, earthy look, making it feel familiar and easy to live with. India Yellow is somewhat stronger and moodier – the perfect colour for 2021 with its mix of aged ease and modern strength.

Jitney 293

Dead Salmon 28

Dead Salmon 28

india yellow 66

India Yellow 66

So for all of you who are planning your projects already for next year, we hope this page has inspired you. If you are planning to use some of these colours for your projects, remember you can always share your finished projects with us on our social channels!

If you’d like to try out any of the colours shown here, take a look at a colour card or a sample pot, if you’d like any help or further information, please feel to contact us on live chat, email or by phone.


5 New shades inspired by details of the Natural Earth.

a fantastic new array of colours, fitting perfectly into the already exquisite colour palette

Earthborn are delighted to introduce The Earth Collection, a palette of five harmonious new paint shades inspired by the natural world.

Each colour is themed around the earth, land, sand, sea and clouds. Longevity and timeless appeal are at the heart of The Earth Collection.

With the environment, our health and well being at the forefront of everybody’s minds, Earthborn are keeping things simple. The Classic Earthborn colour card will remain unchanged for now; instead, Earthborn created a simple bookmark displaying real painted swatches of Earthborn’s five new colours. If you order a colour card online or instore, you will receive the updated colour card with the new colours.

Below you can see the new additions to Earthborn’s colour card.

Crocky Road

Inspired by the earth, this cool beige is a natural choice for living rooms. Its faintest green undertone lends Crocky Road an easy, earthy quality.

Up Up Away

Inspired by the clouds, Up Up Away is cool, calm and collected. A relaxed off-white shade that’s at home in all spaces.

Grassy

Inspired by the land, this elegant grey-green is reminiscent of misty, mountainous landscapes. Pair with earthy yellows for a bolder scheme.

Skipper

Inspired by the sea, this warm denim shade has a casual charm. Be transported to still ocean waters, with this versatile, mid-toned blue. It’s ideal in sociable areas of the home. Aye Aye captain!

Sandy Castle

Inspired by the sand, we’ve captured the feeling of sunlight on sand dunes to create our own take on cream. An all-round shade for walls and woodwork.

A fantastic array of new colours that will fit perfectly into the already fantastic colour palette, We hope you love the new colours as much as we do, shop online today with us, a authorized official stockist for Earthborn.

 


Save up to 15% on all everything across the entire site, until the new year.

Christmas & Black Friday have arrived early and combined into one big discount this year! At this moment in time, till the end of the year*, you can save up to 15% across the entire store with the code XMAS15. That means you can save 15% on Farrow & Ball paint, Little Greene Paint, Earthborn Paint, Sanderson Paint and more. This is also including Wallpaper, so you can save on Farrow & Ball wallpaper, Cole & Son wallpaper, Osborne & little, Scion wallpaper and more! Now is the best time to save on any last-minute decorating before you have your family around for Christmas.  (You could show off that upcycled furniture project! or that new feature wall?).

If you need any help with any decorating tips, colour advice or general product information, please feel free to contact us on our Live chat service or by calling us or leaving us an email.

We will be posting our Christmas hours and last minute orders over the next couple of weeks..so keep an eye out! We don’t want you to miss out on our fabulous offer.

*Offer will expire on December 31st 23.59 2019.

 


16 Stunning New Colourways Have Been Added

Promotional material for colour by nature by Farrow & Ball

A new beautiful collection from Farrow & Ball has been released, showcasing 16 new beautiful colourways. The new collection Titled ‘Colour by Nature’ which was in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London.

Farrow & Ball collaborated with the Natural History Museum as their book library holds ‘Werner’s Nomenclature of colours’ – which will bring the true colours of nature into your home. Colour By Nature isn’t just a celebration of colour, but of our shared respect and curiosity for the natural world.

Quoted from the colour card – “Over two centuries since its publication in 1814, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is still a treasured tool for scientists and artists alike. In a pre-photographic age, it gave the world an official classification of colour in nature, allowing intrepid explorers to fully describe the ever-expanding world around them. Among these was Charles Darwin, for whom the book proved indispensable on the 1831-36 voyage of HMS beagle.”

The new colours are available in 5 finishes – Modern Emulsion, Modern Eggshell, Estate Emulsion, Estate Eggshell & Full Gloss.

Let’s have a look at the colours… ( You can order all the new colours here)

W1 Snow white

snow white used in this lovely interior

Farrow & Ball’s Snow White W1 is a wonderful alternative to a pure white, versatile enough to be used on woodwork and ceilings alongside any other colour. A tiny hint of yellow pigment is the secret to its warm and reflective nature, bouncing light around in even the darkest of spaces and creating rooms with a laid-back feel.

Works well with Sap Green & Broccoli Brown.

W5 Orange Coloured White

Orange coloured white used on the walls in this interior

Farrow & Ball’s Orange Coloured White W5 is a fresh yet warm cream particularly suited to north-facing spaces. The addition of the merest amount of red pigment to this earth-based neutral adds a delicate luminosity without feeling too creamy, creating delightfully warm rooms that appear to glow.

Works well with Dutch Orange and Verdigris Green.

W7 Skimmed Milk White

Skimmed Milk W7 used on the walls in this interior shot

Farrow & Balls Skimmed Milk White W7 is a mid-tone off white with extraordinary softness. Its laid-back nature creates rooms that feel as if they have been that colour forever, whether used on woodwork alongside a stronger wall colour, or on walls with a Snow White trim for a more contemporary feel.

Skimmed Milk White W7 works well with Broccoli Brown & Snow White.

W9 Ash Grey

W9 Ash grey featured in this lovely interior room

Farrow & Ball’s Ash Grey W9 has a relaxed feel that makes it suited to any space, particularly when combined with the slightly warmer Skimmed Milk White on woodwork. For a more modern look, try teaming with a lighter Snow White trim. The underlying green in this shade means that it will appear more intensely coloured in natural daylight and greyer in areas of low light.

If you are looking for a neutral colour scheme, match with Slipper Satin and Off white. or for something more adventurous try Sap Green and Bancha.

W108 Broccoli Brown

Broccoli Brown on the walls creates a lovely rich feel

Farrow & Ball Broccoli Brown W108 is a quiet dark stone colour that sits effortlessly alongside natural materials such as weathered wood or flagstone floors. Its muted quality makes it ideally suited to studies, where its reserved tone serves as the ideal backdrop, especially when taken over the ceiling as well as the walls.

W29 Ultra Marine Blue

Ultra Marine Blue W29 makes an impact in this colourful room.

Farrow & Ball Ultra Marine Blue is a stunning blue with a slightly romantic feel, Ultra Marine Blue has been in favour since the 18th century when it was often used to make small rooms feel bigger. For the contemporary home, it looks striking on cabinetry, especially combined with a kitchen island in dramatic Scotch Blue.

Match with Wevet or Strong White for good results.

W40 Imperial Purple

Imperial Purple adds a nice touch to this interior.

Farrow & Ball Deep Imperial Purple W40 transforms dining rooms and other intimate spaces, creating a luxurious look and enveloping feel. Used in smaller quantities, such as inside a bookcase, it can add a rich pocket of colour to even the most neutral of rooms – try it with soft Snow White and Ash Grey for a relaxed scheme with a playful touch.

Mix with a Wimborne white or a magnolia for best results.

W24 Scotch Blue

Scotch Blue featured on this interior wall.

Farrow & Ball Scotch Blue W24 is an intensely pigmented blue brings a smart look and luxurious atmosphere to any room, especially those designed for entertaining. Particularly eye-catching when combined with Ash Grey woodwork, Scotch Blue creates inviting spaces that you can’t wait to escape to at the end of the day.

Pair with Ash Grey for best results or Wimborne White.

W53 Emerald Green

Emerald Green – A fantastic rich green that adds a rich atmosphere to any room

Farrow & Ball Emerald Green W53 is easy to use in all sorts of homes, creating rooms with an upbeat yet elegant atmosphere. This beautiful jewel tone makes an excellent addition to strong multi-coloured schemes, especially alongside Lake Red and Ultra Marine Blue, where it strikes a balance between being vibrant and soothing.

W50 Verdigris Green

Vibrant Verdigris Green creates a bright contemporary feel

Farrow & Ball Verdigris Green is a vibrant fun colour, although while happy and lively on first glance, Verdigris Green retains a reassuring feel and underlying elegance when used in the home. A rich blend of pigments allows it to feel more vibrant teamed with lighter tones than with darks, and it takes on added vitality when combined with Dutch Orange or Lake Red.

W56 Sap Green

Sap Green W56 – Creating a real earthy colour. The true colour of nature

Farrow & Ball Sap Gree is an organic green that is a true reflection of nature, creating a soft, lived-in atmosphere when combined with Broccoli Brown and Duck Green. Used in smaller spaces, such as a hallway or porch, it creates a richer, more vital atmosphere.

W55 Duck Green

Duck Green featured in this lovely interior. A strong bold green, creating a warm look

Farrow & Ball Duck Green W55 is named after the deep green plumage of a mallard, Duck Green is a wonderful reminder of the exquisite colours of nature. Strong but subdued, it offers a contemporary alternative to charcoal shades for modern homes, and makes a warm and welcoming pair with Deep Reddish Brown on woodwork.

W76 Dutch Orange

Dutch Orange featured in this lovely interior. Creating a bright atmosphere

Dutch Orange is a clean bright orange with the ability to enliven any space. With a dynamic quality that brings an enveloping warmth to rooms, it feels lively combined with Verdigris Green and Skimmed Milk White, and looks particularly stunning with a Duck Green trim.

W92 Lake Red

Lovely Bright Lake Red in this interior

Farrow & Ball Lake Red W92 is an adventurous colour appears red to some and pink to others but always feels happy and vital. Fantastic in small spaces, Lake Red feels dynamic and energising used across walls, woodwork and ceilings, and works wonderfully inside cupboards.

W93 Crimson Red

Crimson Red creating a Contemporary look in this kitchen

Farrow & Ball Crimson Red is a deep, warm pink that creates spaces that feel soft and inviting, especially when teamed with Skimmed Milk White on woodwork. Paired with dark tones, however, Crimson Red takes on a glamorous feel, with Scotch Blue, in particular, bringing out its rich and romantic nature.

W101 Deep Reddish Brown

Deep Reddish Brown creating a rich atmosphere

Farrow & Ball Deep Reddish Brown is a warm and welcoming shade that was once popular in country houses, where it was often used to highlight the woodwork of back stairs. In a contemporary setting, it still makes a wonderful colour for walls, doors and trim alike, adding richness and drama to any space.


A very popular question, that many of you ask us about, it’s always debated, if oil covers better or if water covers better or which lasts longer etc etc. Hopefully in this short post you can understand the effects and the damage oil-based formulas and paints do, not just to the environment, but to yourself and others around you and hopefully understand which coating is better to be used in your home.

Some brands have already converted to purely selling water-based finishes, farrow & Ball and Earthborn, are two examples that come to mind. Anyone can find a water-based finish to suit their needs without compromising on this commitment, whether it’s for walls, wood, priming or for floors, you can be completely covered.

This is all very well and good, of course, but what does it actually mean for the performance, environmental friendliness, and safety of your paint? In a nutshell, a move to water-based paint works for everyone – here’s why.

Water based paints sustain our world a little more longer

It’s safer for all

If you’re concerned about painting around babies or children, or have a respiratory condition that could be aggravated by using harsh formulas, water-based is the way to go. That’s because no solvents mean ultra-low levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), one of the culprits behind the nasty, strong-smelling fumes released by traditional paints.

Farrow & Ball’s baby safe paint has also been independently tested and approved to meet Toy Safety Standards (BS EN 71 – 3:1995 – Safety of Toys), offering peace of mind whether it’s gracing walls, floors, cots, or even toys.

Volatile Organic Compounds

A volatile organic compound (or VOC) is an organic solvent in vapour form. VOCs are the vapours and gases that are released as the organic solvent evaporates into the air, which is the drying process of paint.

An organic solvent is made up of petrochemicals and plants, and expels vapours into the atmosphere as it evaporates. This vapour has a strong odour (that paint smell we all know!), is flammable and can have a harmful effect on the environment and human health. High exposure to these VOC’s can cause headaches, skin irritation and nausea for some people, which is why it is important to ensure there is good ventilation and air flow present when painting with an oil-based paint.

(sourced from inspirationpaint.com.au)

As water-based paints feature solvents that are primarily made up of water, they release much fewer VOCs into the air and are therefore considered better for the environment and people’s health.

It’s better for the world around us

There’s a lot that goes into making a product eco-friendly – any well-meaning homeowner who has been bombarded with buzzwords while in search of ‘eco paint’ can testify. Luckily, the environmental benefits of going water-based are clear cut. As well as ensuring that the levels of air polluting VOCs in paints are kept well below the mandated limits, working exclusively with a water base means that finishes are easy to rinse from brushes and rollers without the use of harsh solvents.

It applies quicker and lasts longer

Not everybody loves painting as much as we tend to do, but the undeniable fact is that water-based paints tend to dry a lot of quickly than their solvent-based equivalents – permitting you to recoat in as very little as 2 hours – this is surely bound to cheer up even the foremost reluctant DIYer!

This additionally provides us with a super chance to clear up one of the largest myths / white lies around water-based paint. Several believe that it isn’t as sturdy as oil-based paint, however, the additional flexibility and porousness created potential by a water base suggests that it will really perform far better within the future, particularly outdoors and in different areas of variable temperature.

ater-based paints dry more quickly than their solvent-based equivalents – allowing you to recoat in as little as two hours – is sure to cheer up even the most reluctant DIYer.

This also gives us an excellent opportunity to clear up one of the biggest myths around water-based paint. Many believe that it isn’t as durable as oil-based paint, but the extra flexibility and porosity made possible by a water base means it can actually perform much better in the long term, especially outdoors and in other areas of variable temperature.