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Decorating with Farrow & Ball’s Modern Organic Trend

By Kate Forman

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Although the nights are still long and the mornings still dark, we’re in need of fresher colours this side of Winter; something to lighten the sombre January mood.

Farrow & Ball just so happened to have the perfect palette to inspire me, in their Winter inspirations post. The Modern Organic trend has the perfect Spring undertones, with greens, yellows, pinks and earthy neutrals.

“Colours should be kept as a subtle wash of neutral tones, layered with darker hues to pick out detailing and add depth.”

White Tie white


White Tie has a gorgeous soft glow to it, perfectly reflected in this Oyster Roses and Stripe Charcoal pairing. Light, bright and lovely, perfect for a fresh start to the new year.

Blue Grey

A relaxed, lazy shade that changes between blue and grey depending on the light and time of day. Blue Grey has the same gorgeous weathered quality to it as my Velvet Blue.


A pale earthy yellow that adds a sunny outside-in feel to any space. String and Josephine Yellow are perfect for adding a little warmth to the chilliest of months!

“White Tie, String and Blue Gray act as base colours for this scheme, and when the brighter Calamine and deeply rich Salon Drab are added, it creates a balanced and harmonious scheme.”


Delicately fresh; Calamine features cooler undertones to ensure this sweet colour isn’t too sugary. I immediately thought of my Ophelia linen, the perfect feminine addition to any space.

Salon Drab

“The richness of this colour is instantly appealing… the perfect go-to ‘chocolate’ for a modern look”, Salon Drab has the same warm chic-ness as our gorgeous Velvet Mole, and both work wonderfully with red based tones.

Would you try any colours from Farrow & Ball’s modern organic trend? And if you’re not repainting this year, the right accessories in the right colours can go a long way!

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