The Farrow & Ball Colour Card
The renowned Farrow & Ball Colour Card features a thoughtfully created palette of 132 colours. Each colour has its own story. Compare enduringly popular neutrals like Pointing and Wimborne White with bold statement colours such as Charlotte’s Locks or Hague Blue! There are lots in between to excite.
Paint & Paper’s involvement in the History
In the early days Farrow & Ball worked closely with The National Trust, whose colour expert Tom Helme would later go on to purchase the company with his friend Martin Ephson.
Soon after acquiring the company in the early 90’s the National Trust Colour Card arrived. The National Trust card had 57 colours which were available to the public. In the early days just interior finishes were made. But as time moved on the colour range increased to 95 colours and exterior finishes were made. Finally Farrow & Ball decided their brand was strong enough to stand on its own. Ties with the National Trust ended.
Paint & Paper soon realised that Farrow & Ball were here to stay. In 1992 the directors paid us a visit and we became their first stockist see history below taken from the F&B website:-
‘A DECADE OF FIRSTS
In the early 1990s Historical Decorator Tom Helme and Corporate Financier Martin Ephson took over the running of the company.
1992 – We appointed our first independent stockist, Paint & Paper, who we still work with today.
1995 – We started to make artisanal wallpapers, ensuring that we followed in our founder’s footsteps.
1996 – Our first flagship showroom opened on the Fulham Road in Chelsea.
1999 – Saw the opening of our first overseas showroom in Toronto, quickly followed by Paris and New York.
1999 – We launched our website www.farrow-ball.com and stepped into the digital world.’