Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lesson in Color and Light with Farrow & Ball


... that the English paint company, Farrow & Ball, was founded by two chemists?

... that the Farrow & Ball paint palette is kept to a strict 132 color run? As new colors are developed, older colors are archived.

... that the names of Farrow & Ball paints are often derived from historic locations which inspired the colors?  For example, Ballroom Blue No. 24 finds its roots in the ballroom of the Bath Assembly Rooms in Somerset, England.

These were the lessons learned at last night's in-store color talk with Farrow & Ball's paint and wallpaper experts.  Couldn't join us?  Check out the photos below!  Have paint questions of your own?  Swing by the Farrow & Ball showroom (322 Columbus Avenue at 75th Street) -- their friendly and informed consultants can help you explore colors rich in history (and pigment!) for your own home.

Friends of LW! fill the F&B showroom.

Christine Klotz, F&B's Regional Tri-State Manager, shares with our group
the history of the company's paint development.

A view of cool colors offered by F&B, such as Folly Green No. 76 and Teresa's Green No. 236.

Samples of trough-dragged F&B wallpaper.

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