Kelly Wearstler Is the First-Ever Designer to Create a Farrow & Ball Palette

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Iconic U.K. paint brand Farrow & Ball is doing something pretty radical for its 75th birthday this year — it's partnering with an outside designer on a palette for the first time ever. And that designer is none other than California darling Kelly Wearstler, the queen of color.


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"Kelly has been using Farrow & Ball in her projects for decades and has such a fantastic aesthetic and taste," Charlotte Cosby, Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball, tells Hunker. "We started a conversation with her a few years ago about the possibility of a collaboration that brought her style and sense of California to life as a paint collection."

The forthcoming California Collection has eight hues — four neutrals and four colors — each inspired by the state's landscape, from the beach to lemon trees to desert highways. Some of the names for these hues include Hazy, a light blue; Salt, an off-white; Sand, a neutral beige; and Faded Terracotta, a lovely peach.

"American designers aren't afraid of color, and that's something that really stands out and excites me, especially in Kelly's work," says Cosby.

And while some colors might seem a bit bold, they're easy to work into almost any setting — especially when paired with neutrals. (Or you can combine them with one of Farrow & Ball's 132 other hues!) The paints also come in four finishes, adding to their versatility.


Ready to order some new paint for a cheerful spring refresh? The California Collection will launch on March 4.