By Kate Forman
Injecting rich colour with Farrow & Ball’s newest paint.
Having recently moved house I have been all over paint charts and painting furiously to inject more of a ‘me’ feel to the house. One particular colour I’ve got a bit of a crush on at the moment is the stunningly beautiful new colour from Farrow and Ball called ‘Inchyra Blue’. It’s deep tones give a wonderful richness to the rather ‘un- me’ inherited kitchen! What was a bland and very ordinary looking room has now come to life with hits of red and yellow to give warmth where needed in forms of paintings and ceramics, giving a mix of contemporary and traditional, a winning combination in my view!
Farrow & Ball’s No. 289 was inspired by a bespoke colour made for Lord and Lady Inchrya of the Inchyra country estate in Scotland. Used on the doors of their byre, a beautiful wedding & music venue, the colour had to be perfect.
“It nestles at the bottom of a rather grey and imposing brae (or hill) so needed to have a depth to it but also be sympathetic to its dramatic backdrop and work with the moody Scottish skies. “
I first saw this heavenly colour when visiting Inchyra House very recently and immediately knew I had to have it somewhere in my life. It’s a colour that works equally well both inside and out. It really does look vibrant yet traditional against the Scottish stone and surrounding country.
“In west facing rooms Inchyra Blue will look stronger and less coloured in the morning but become more blue as the day progresses.”
Winchester’s newly opened Farrow & Ball is my closest store and Inchyra Blue has been voted Winchester’s favourite colour in their new range! How appropriate then that we should be joining forces in the near future and doing a display in their upstairs showroom! (We’ll keep you posted as to when that will be). So if you’re venturing into Winchester soon, pop in to the store for Farrow & Ball/Kate Forman home inspiration heaven!
And because we just can’t get enough, here are some more pictures & inspirations for Inchyra Blue from Farrow & Ball…