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.


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After a fair wait, earthborn have revealed 7 new exciting hues to their already fantastic collection of colours.

featuring an amazing palette that’s beautiful to live with, each shade has been designed for its timeless appeal, each colour correlates with the existing earthborn range, but also adds something new and different.

According to Earthborn the inspiration for these glorious new colours have come from several sources, such as nature to interior fairs, industry research and customer feedback.

A mix of modern neutrals and beautifully bold hues, these brand new paint shades are designed to inspire you to colour with confidence! They are:

Bobble Hat

Earthborn Bobble Hat is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. Majestic and cocooning

“With its roots firmly in nature, Bobble Hat is a rich, lagoon blue guaranteed to add vibrancy and sophistication to any space.”

HobGoblin

Earthborn Hobgoblin is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. Charming and rejuvenating.

“Hobgoblin is an easy-going green with a subtle hint of blue, which makes for a relaxed, positive shade.”

Hippo Hooray

Earthborn Hippo Hooray is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. A modern mid-grey.

“Hippo Hooray for this honest, well-balanced grey.”

Lady Bug

Earthborn Lady Bug is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. Deep and delicious.

“A richly toned burgundy, this dramatic, jewel of colour is highly versatile. Lady Bug is suited to all property styles, from contemporary kitchens to stately drawing rooms.”

Delilah

Earthborn Delilah is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. A nostalgic pink.

“Oh Delilah, what a beauty you are! This flattering, coral hue sits between orange and pink, and works fabulously in smaller spaces. Pair with grey and white for a crisp, contemporary feel.”

Tick-Tock

Earthborn Tick-Tock is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. Timeless and alluring.

“With its timeless appeal, Tick-Tock offers (in equal measure) warmth, freshness, light and shade. A neutral grey for all rooms.”

Flutterby

Earthborn Flutterby is a brand new eco paint colour for 2019. A modern cream.

“Nearly white but not quite, Flutterby is an elusive, enduring neutral.”

And there you have it, the seven new colours for Earth-born, for 2019. A brilliant set of colours which will add style and life to any room.

If you would like a colour card or sample pot to see the new colours, please take a look here for the sample pots and here for the colour card


12 new exciting colourways have been added to the already fantastic collection by Fired Earth. Take a look below and let us know which one is your favourite!

All new colours have been added to our site – take a look here if you would like to order.

We’ve added 12 new colours to our, already substantial Paint Collection, working really hard to make sure that we have delivered a true Fired Earth Palette for your home –

 

1.) Under the Wave

An opulent, decadent dark blue-black.

 

2.) Jeane

Our gorgeous muted grey-blue will suit any scheme creating a restful interior that will stand the test of time.

 

3.) Neve

Our purest, chalkiest white for a crisp, sharp contrast to our colour palette.

 

4.) Morchella

This relaxed mid-tone neutral will create a warm and intimate room.

 

5.) Celadon’s Robe

A dark, warm-grey neutral this colour is a versatile, very usable classic shade.

 

6.) Selva

A timeless, rich dark green.

 

7.) Masilla

A warm neutral with red undertones for a soft, feminine colour scheme.

 

8.)Araucana Shell

A soft and delicate shade offering a hint of lime to this sophisticated off-white.

 

9.)Prehnite

This lively green is simultaneously both relaxing and invigorating.

 

10.) Magenta Oaks

An exciting, indulgent colour which mixes vibrant pigments to create the deepest Magenta.

 

11.) Moon Grape

Distinctive and luxurious our darkest black-purple is both seductive and indulgent, perfect for creating dramatic effect.

 

12.) One October Morning

A vivid and romantic colour which is beautifully delicate and calming offering elegance and personality to any space.

 


In January 2019 Little Greene will be launching their 13th wallpaper collection, London Wallpapers V – a compendium of heritage designs to complement their existing wallpaper collections.

Wilton – Pad

 

Spanning 250 years of interior decoration (from 1690 to the mid 20th century), ‘London Wallpapers V’ is a compendium of authentic heritage designs, each one sensitively remodelled and expertly coloured for the 21st century home.

With one exception, the 11 designs in the collection are based on fragments stored in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, which were removed and preserved during the conservation of 18th and 19th century London houses.

The exception is a first for Little Greene and English Heritage – the original design still hangs on the walls at Brodsworth Hall, an elegant and faithfully conserved Victorian country house in South Yorkshire.

The oldest source material for London Wallpapers V actually pre-dates wallpaper: a decorative piece of leather from 1690 that would have been displayed as a hanging mural rather than glued to a wall. Other remnants include hand-blocked damasks, delicate neoclassical fragments, hand-stencilled patterns and authentic designs from the Georgian and Arts & Crafts periods.
London Wallpapers V introduces four previously unseen designs and amalgamates seven popular patterns from London Wallpapers II and III, which have been updated with the addition of 15 fresh colourways.

 

NEW DESIGNS

 

Brodsworth – Empress

 

Brodsworth c.1863 – 3 colourways

A lively and engaging design featuring striking birds and delicate floral motifs. Slightly raised and incorporating rich gilding detail, the pattern was originally designed to be an imitation of stamped leather. Based on early-18th century French textiles and furnishings, encompassing panels, scrolls and cross hatching, this wallpaper was found at Brodsworth Hall in South Yorkshire, an elegant, Victorian home belonging to the Thellusson family. Used in both the library and the morning room in reverse colourways, this paper was certainly a family favourite and can still be seen in situ today.

 

 

Brook Street – Etruscan

 

 

Brook Street c.1895 – 5 colourways

In entirely different eras, two neighbouring houses in Mayfair’s fashionable Brook Street were homes to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel and rock musician Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix spent some of his short-lived musical career in a flat at No. 23, the same property from which this pattern hails. The woven cane-like design is typical of the late 19th century: an all-over pattern, which sits on a lightly brushed ground and incorporates a soft texture within its motif.

 

 

Carlton House Terrace – Blue Plume

 

Carlton House Terrace c.1885 – 5 colourways

A flamboyant peacock feather design, found in the attics of 18 Carlton House Terrace, a beautiful stucco-faced London town house overlooking The Mall. Originally machine-printed in green on a yellow background, the contemporary surface-printed technique used to recreate it accurately reflects the original, whilst a judicious splash of colour in the feather provides something on which to anchor a contemporary scheme.

 

St James’s Park – Suede Fade

 

St James’s Park c.1940 – 4 colourways

This large damask pattern was found in Marlborough House, next to St James’s Park, a grand abode designed by Christopher Wren and home to the Duchess of Marlborough, friend and confidante of Queen Anne. Originally a dark blue flock on a pale blue ground, the paper is believed to be comparatively recent, though the origins of the general design are Victorian (as a
wallpaper) and older still (as a silk fabric). The twist in this interpretation is the light-to-dark ombré effect, which puts bolder colour at the base of the wall and lighter above, with the effect of making a space feel taller and lighter than it would with a conventional damask design. It is a panel design, with three panels making up one full repeat.

 

EXISTING DESIGNS

 

Bedford Square – Acorn

 

Bedford Square c.1900 – LWII 3 existing and 2 new colourways

One of the most impressive squares in London, Bedford Square was originally laid out in 1775–6 and, until World War II, the majority of its houses were inhabited by lawyers, architects, publishers and other professionals. The original of this paper was saved from a property in the square, and is of a design typical of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. New colourways include an uplifting green option that incorporates Acorn, Acorn Mid and Puck. The fresh background combined with the dark green fine line of Puck gives the design a more contemporary look and feel. There is also a pink option with a China Clay background and
soft, feminine Hellebore and Blush highlights.

 

Lansdowne Walk – Nordic

 

Lansdowne Walk c.1910 – LWII 1 existing and 4 new colourways

An Arts & Crafts motif in the manner of Voysey, a leading light of the movement who was perhaps more famous as an architect than as a wallpaper designer. Although this colourful wallpaper was removed from a 19th century house in Kensington, its actual design dates it to the early 20th century.

 

 

Lauderdale – Stone

 

Lauderdale c.1820 – LWII 2 existing and 1 new colourway

This paper, a variation on a striped theme, dates from around 1820, although the original fragment was discovered in a 16th century property, Lauderdale House on Highgate Hill, overlooking Hampstead Heath. The design results from stencilling as opposed to block printing: a plain green paper would have been put up on a hessian scrim stretched over the wall and then stencilled in situ.

 

 

Lower George St – Carousel

 

Lower George St c.1810 – LWII 3 existing and 2 new colourways

An abstract paper, which, despite its contemporary appearance, probably dates from the early 1800s when such designs were hugely popular. The original colourway, featuring orangey stars on a pinky-yellow ground, was discovered on an upper floor of a commercial building that had been refaced in the early 19th century but was most probably a much older building.

 

Marlborough – Glacé

 

Marlborough c.1915 – LWII 4 existing and 2 new colourways

A large-scale pattern, reminiscent of an early-20th century interpretation of one of Robert Adam’s designs. This paper was discovered just after the death of Queen Mary, who lived in Marlborough House until 1953, after which the house became the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

 

New Bond Street – Hide

 

New Bond Street c.1690 – LWIII 4 existing colourways

Based on one of the oldest surviving documents in English Heritage’s wallpaper archive, this fragment from an embossed leather wall hanging actually predates wallpaper. Panels of embossed and painted leather, usually with a floral pattern, were popular though expensive modes of decoration in the late 16th and 17th centuries. These panels were sewn together to create large-scale decorative hangings, in much the same way that drops of wallpaper are hung side-by-side to create a more impressive statement.

 

 

Wilton – Pad

 

Wilton c.1760 – LWIII 3 existing and 4 new colourways
A classic damask design that is very typical of the popular large-scale pomegranate patterns of the mid 18th century, this would originally have been a flock wallpaper and hung in a grand English home. Flock papers were an English speciality, being in effect imitations of expensive textiles, which were nonetheless costly to produce. As a result, they came to represent a confident statement of luxury and social status.

Keep an eye out on our website, as it will be live in the coming weeks!