Monday, April 6, 2015

Farrow and Ball paint on Cape Cod

Photo from Farrow and Ball Inspiration page
If you like the beautiful historic paint collections from Benjamin Moore and California paints, you're going to love the new Farrow and Ball showroom in Hyannis.  The showroom, housed at the Toby Leary Fine Woodworking location, 135 Barnstable Road, is painted in gorgeous Farrow and Ball chalky shades.

Photo from Farrow and Ball Inspiration page
I have several books by Ross Byam Shaw that include character filled homes in the English countryside.  I always sigh at the soft quality of the paint and am not surprised to check the resources and find that it is another Farrow and Ball confection.  She has also written two inspiring books that specifically highlight Farrow and Ball paint, Farrow and Ball Decorating with Colour and Farrow and Ball Living with Colour.  Pure eye candy.

Photo from Farrow and Ball Inspiration page
If you would like to see customer's uploaded photos, check out their Inspiration Gallery - full of photos of real life rooms.  You can even sort by the particular paint color that you are interested in to see how it looks in different applications.

Stop by the Hyannis showroom and take a look.  They even have these itty bitty paint can samples for $7 of all 132 color (or should I say colours?) so that you can try one on for size in your own home.

For a historic home enthusiast, you'll appreciate that many of the colors are derived from historic samples.  I love the names of these colors too - Elephant's breath, mouse's back, Mizzle…

The website and facebook page offer advice, from current trends to considering the direction of light in your color choice.  

Photo from Farrow and Ball colour trends 2015
Photo from Farrow and Ball website
I'll be using some of these lovely colors in my own house - Do you have any favorites?