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Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour + a Giveaway

Lately I have been very drawn towards monochrome, in both interiors and clothing. I wasn’t feeling very inspired by colour, probably due to the gloomy weather at the moment. Yet the other morning I sat down to enjoy an early morning coffee before work, and picked up my new book, Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour. Written by Ros Byam Shaw and filled with beautiful photographs by Jan Baldwin, this book is kinda making me want to pick up a can of new paint and cover my walls in something more interesting than white.

I have always known Farrow & Ball for the best kind of neutrals (though I’ve now discovered they do wallpaper – I loved the bathroom in the book covered in THIS polka square wallpaper and now I want a dotty bathroom). Growing up, our family kitchen cupboards were painted in OLIVE and the walls in a beautiful soft grey which I can’t remember the name of. I used to love sitting down with the paint charts and looking through all the lovely colours and names. Don’t you just adore names like Elephant’s Breath, Skimming Stone, and Dead Salmon!?

The book is split up into three chapters – Classical, Contemporary, and Country styles. I really liked the country style chapter the best. It made me want to move into a big ol’ house in the countryside, paint my walls in various shades of Farrow & Ball greys, dot wicker baskets everywhere, and light a roaring fire πŸ˜‰

Giveaway
I’m giving away a hardback copy of this book! Whether you’d like it just to flick through occasionally on your coffee table, or whether you’re looking for inspiration on how to use colour in the home, it’s a really lovely book.

Just tell me your favourite colour from the Farrow & Ball paint selection HERE and which room you’d use it to paint in your home. You also must be a follower of this blog. For extra entries, follow me on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram and leave a separate comment for each entry. I’ll pick the winner at random next Friday 28th November. Apologies, UK entrants only.

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10 Comments

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    Lou Archell
    November 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Hello! Oh I do love Farrow & Ball. It's got to be Stiff Key for me. I'm currently decorating my bedroom in it. x

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      Polly Rowan
      November 19, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      How exciting! I love a freshly painted room.

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    Siobhan Watts
    November 19, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Oh I'd love that book so much, I'm currently getting in such a tis about painting my flat. I keep changing my mind all the time, especially about my living room/kitchen space. I think Purbeck Stone would be a good fit for it, as the room is so bright it can take a darker colour.

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      Polly Rowan
      November 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      How lovely that you have such a bright room. It's a hard decision but a fun one too πŸ™‚

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    Emily Sharp
    November 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I love the pictures in this post!

    I don't even have to look at the colours, I know which colour i would be choosing next which is Cinder Rose, as I am currently trying to persuade my boyfriend to paint his front door and windows with it! He agrees the colour would work with his cool toned house and brighten it up in the fairly dark corner he is in but I think getting his head round having a pink door is what the problem is! haha!

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      Polly Rowan
      November 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Ah that sounds like an amazing colour. I say keep pushing for it Emily πŸ˜‰

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    Anca
    November 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Sounds very interesting. I'm in the process of renovating the house, such a busy time and so many choices πŸ™‚

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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      Polly Rowan
      November 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Very busy and lots of choices, but fun choices! Good luck with it all!

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    Alice Young
    November 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I've been really drawn to monochrome recently aswell – it must be the weather!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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      Polly Rowan
      November 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

      I agree, it's just so easy to wear in the Winter.

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