Farrow & Ball's New Paints Are a Cool Museum Collab

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We've long ached to embody the effortless sophistication of color experts Farrow & Ball in our own spaces, and now we have even more inspiration to work with. In case you haven't heard of the brand, Farrow & Ball has been in the business of creating timeless hues since the 1940s. The company's shades fit in with classic, moody looks — the kind you might associate with vintage European homes. You can even book a "colour consultancy" to get expert insight on how to transform your space.

We mention all this to drive home the point that the brand takes color seriously. And for the first time ever, the brand has created a standalone collection that's separate from its 132 core colors. Colour by Nature, a collection of 16 colors, was created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London.

Farrow & Ball dug into the museum's rare book library, which includes Werner's Nomenclature of Colours. The volume, first published in 1814, was used by botanists and travelers (including Charles Darwin, nbd). Inspired by nature, the new hues range from timeless off-white to deep jewel tones.

Check out the new colors featured in the collection:

Snow White

Orange Coloured White

Skimmed Milk White

Ash Grey

Scotch Blue

Ultra Marine Blue

Imperial Purple

Verdigris Green

Emerald Green

Duck Green

Sap Green

Dutch Orange

Lake Red

Crimson Red

Deep Reddish Brown

Broccoli Brown


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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