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

dining room space with green walls
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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:

hallway space with white walls
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living room space with patterned textiles and neutral wall
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yellow chair with plant and neutral wall
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living room space with grey wall and fireplace
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living room space with coffee table and blue walls
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bedroom with blue wall and wood chair
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bedroom with blue wall and white light fixture
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staircase with black rail and green wall
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kitchen space with green wall
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green wall with table and plants
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dining room space with green walls
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midcentury modern chair with orange wall
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living room space with red wall
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chair with red wall and logs nearby
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dining room space with yellow lamp and reddish brown wall
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living room space with curved couch and brown walls
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Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos

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