I LOVE Farrow & Ball paint. I am so picky about paint colors. They make all the difference in a room. (I think I say that about almost everything, don't I?)
I get really excited when new colors from F&B and Benjamin Moore are released and this latest release from F&B did not disappoint. In fact, it was downright impressive.
Let's start with the dark and dramatic colors:
Okay, I LOVE Downpipe, so a slightly "bluer version" is going to be my new go-to navy blue color. I think it might even beat out my fav Ben Moore color, Hale Navy, that I used in this powder bathroom.
And now for the light neutrals:
RULE OF THUMB WHEN PICKING PAINT COLORS: Paint either a barely color/neutral or a saturated/dark color.
I think paints tend to get tacky, somewhat distracting and unfortunately cheesy when they are in the mid-tones. Take blue for example. A barely blue - beautiful. Dark/saturated blue - dramatic and moody. Medium-tone blue - cheesy baby boy, bright and sometimes tacky turquoise. Get it?
(Now that's just a rule-of-thumb for painting beginners, and that's how I like to decorate. I'm not completely against medium tone paint colors, but I very rarely use them because they are hard to get just right.)
While we are at it, what are your "rules of thumb" for paint colors? And what are your favorite F&B paint colors?