Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TRIED + TRUE TUESDAY - DOWN PIPE BY FARROW & BALL


I've never done a paint color for Tried + True Tuesday, but today I thought, why not? Paint is definitely a product we all buy and use and we need to know if it's a good product, right?! I picked one of my favorite go-tos, Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe.

Keep in mind that while buying the paint from Farrow & Ball is best, there are ways around it if you are on a budget (since their paint is a little pricey).

- Order a sample paint can from Farrow&Ball and have it matched at your favorite paint store.
- Get a swatch from F&B and take it to your favorite paint store who can likely match it from the swatch. Best part is that their swatch books are free

I have used Down Pipe for a number of projects.

1. CABINETS

bathroom cabinets painted in Down Pipe (for one of the flips)
Kitchen cabinets are stunning in Down Pipe.


2. EXTERIORS

Before on the left, and Down Pipe painted on the right
(one of my current projects - soon to be on the market)
Front Door in Down Pipe via Theshopwindow.org
via Dwell.com
3. INTERIOR ROOMS

Loving this treatment of Down Pipe - contrasted with fresh white painted stairs and flooring.


And as a wainscot color it's beautiful.


After looking at these pictures you see how different applications of the paint and lighting changes the color. In my experience, Down Pipe is a deep gray with a blueish undertone. And my favorite application is probably on exteriors, since exterior colors are so hard to find, and this color hasn't failed me yet.

Have you used Down Pipe in your home? Please share!

3 comments:

  1. I love Down Pipe! I used it on the exterior of a restaurant. But I had it matched in Benjamin Moore.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/5629568259192447/
    www.14andhudson.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing! You did an AMAZING job on that restaurant! I will share it on the blog so everyone can see.

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  2. i have not used it but was considering it for the exterior of my house but have now switched gears and am going to paint it pink. craaaazy.

    but i think my fave photo you posted is of the wainscot. so beautiful.

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