Farrow & Ball Colour Trends – Yellow

Wall: Bone No.15 and India Yellow No.66

Yellow paint is happy, sunny and warm – all the ingredients you need for a room that feels like home, and makes you feel good too. There’s delicate cream paint for rustic hideaways, zingy brights for bold modern schemes, and the truest of sunshine yellows to bring a smile to any space. Whatever mood you’re looking to create, we’ve got shades of yellow paint to suit every one.


How to Use Yellow Paint

Yellow paint can work in any space with just a little thought. Bright yellow can be a bit energetic for a bedroom, but an earthy ochre like India Yellow feels grown-up and restful, while a delicate primrose yellow like Dayroom Yellow works wonderfully in nurseries and children’s rooms. A rich cream paint, like Tallow, feels elegantly traditional in hallways and living rooms, while at the other end of the spectrum, zingy Citrona and Yellowcake present plenty of fun opportunities for the bold.


Cream Paint Colours

Walls: New White No.59 in Estate Emulsion; Stone Blue No.86 in Estate Eggshell

Walls: String No.8 in Estate Emulsion

A cream colour is a timeless choice for walls and trim, combining the warmth of a more straightforward yellow wall paint with the subtlety of a neutral. Bringing a feeling of familiarity to any space, cream paint colours look particularly at home in more traditional rooms, especially a cosy and convivial living room like this one, in String. As an easy-going neutral, cream is also a brilliant backdrop to brighter pops of colour – take it from the owners of this study, which has been playfully accented with Stone Blue.

Light Yellow Paint Colours

Walls: Hay No.37 in Estate Emulsion

Walls and Ceiling: Ciara Yellow No.73 (Archived)

Light yellow paint is a great all-purpose option, suiting both modern and traditional settings and bringing subtle cheer to any room. For a light filled yellow kitchen, try Hay or Pale Hound – these pale yellows are fresh and delicate, and their underlying green tones look especially good in a garden-facing room. Our light and bright yellows, like Dayroom Yellow and Yellow Ground, create pockets of sunshine that perfectly suit smaller rooms. Try them across both the walls and ceiling, as the owners of this Ciara Yellow bedroom have done, for an enveloping feel.

Strong Yellow Paint Colours

Walls: Citrona No.CC3 in Estate Emulsion

Floor:Yellowcake No.279 (Archived) in Modern Eggshell

Strong yellows are sunshine epitomised, creating upbeat rooms that will make you smile every time you step inside. Bright yellow paint colours like Citrona and Babouche can help spaces feel bigger and full of energy. Try them boldly splashed across walls and woodwork for a sunny kitchen or playroom. Or, for a real statement, pick out a single feature and go as bright as you dare.

Mustard Yellow Paint Colours

Walls: India Yellow No.66 in Estate Emulsion

Walls: India Yellow No.66 in Modern Eggshell

Deep yellow, ochre, and mustard yellow paint colours share the uplifting properties of brighter yellows during daylight hours, but they really come into their own after dark, making them an excellent choice for cosy bedrooms and living rooms. The deep English-mustard tones of India Yellow create rooms with a moody, modern feel, while the lighter Sudbury Yellow feels cleaner, brighter and more traditional, especially in well-lit rooms.

Yellow Paint Accents

Floor: India Yellow No.66 in Modern Eggshell

Alcove: Babouche No.223

Painting a single feature in a bold colour like yellow can add instant personality to otherwise neutral scheme. This country kitchen, with its restrained palette of Studio Green and School House White, is given an instant lift by Babouche in the window alcove. For a more dramatic transformation, try a yellow floor paint – these homeowners have used India Yellow in our super-tough Modern Eggshell finish.

Yellow Exterior Paint

Masonry: All White No.2005  Door: Yellowcake No.279 (Archived)

Door: Yellowcake No.279 (Archived)

Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a yellow front door. As these two very different homes show, a yellow door can fit with all kinds of styles and situations, adding kerb appeal and – with our tough and flexible Exterior Eggshell and Full Gloss finishes – protection from the elements. For an all-encompassing hit of sunshine, there’s even yellow masonry paint. A range of our yellows is available in Exterior Masonry, a super durable and elegant matt finish that transforms and protects render, brickwork, concrete, and terracotta plant pots.

Farrow & Ball Colour Trends – Pink

Walls:Pink Ground No.202 in Modern Emulsion; Cabinetry: Duck Green No.W55 in Modern Eggshell

Whether rich and jewel-like or soft and subtle, pink paint can come in many guises. No longer the reserve of nurseries and children’s rooms, the new pinks offer a versatile palette for every kind of space, with grown-up, greyed-out shades and bold flashes of colour sitting side by side with the sweetest rose, blush and baby pink hues.

Pale Pink Paint Colours

Fresh and uncomplicated, Middleton Pink is the most delicate of our pink paint colours, making it just as lovely an option for soothing living spaces as for nurseries and children’s rooms. For a distinctly grown-up look, try Peignoir or Calamine, soft pinks with a generous touch of grey that counteracts any potential sugariness and gives a gorgeous depth of colour.

Walls: Middleton Pink No.245 in Modern Emulsion

Walls and Ceiling: Peignoir No.286 in Modern Emulsion

Blush Pink Paint Colours

Pink Ground, with its large dose of yellow pigment, creates the softest blush of colour for warm, soothing spaces. The similarly subtle Setting Plaster mimics the shade of – you guessed it – freshly plastered walls, and creates a universally flattering backdrop to favourite pieces of wall art and furniture. Both are delicate enough to be taken across the walls and ceiling, creating welcoming rooms that you won’t be able to resist whiling away the hours in.

Walls and Ceiling: Pink Ground No.202 in Estate Emulsion

Walls: Setting Plaster No.231 in Modern Emulsion

Bright Pink Paint Colours

Vibrant pinks are clean, uplifting, and invigorating, creating spaces that instantly prompt a smile. Rangwali is an intensely pigmented pink that transforms smaller spaces into secret pockets of joyful colour – if you’re feeling brave, try it on the ceiling as well as the walls. In larger rooms, you can balance a softer bright pink like Nancy’s Blushes by stopping short of the ceiling and pairing with a clean, uncomplicated white.

Walls and Woodwork: Rangwali No.296

Walls and Woodwork: Nancy’s Blushes No.278

Dusky Pink Paint Colours

Dusky pink paint is a natural next step for lovers of neutrals, combining the cosy yet contemporary appeal of pink with the versatility and easygoing nature of soft greys and beiges. Dead Salmon is one of our most changeable shades, shifting from mushroom to pink depending on the light, while Cinder Rose is our truest, bluest dusky pink. Sulking Room Pink, which strikes the perfect balance between grey and pink, brings out the best in traditional and contemporary spaces alike

Walls: Sulking Room Pink No.295

Walls and Ceiling: Sulking Room Pink No.295

Pink Furniture Paint

One of the easiest ways to embrace any trend-led shade in your interiors, without committing to a new wall colour, is with furniture paint. Our Estate Eggshell, Modern Eggshell and Full Gloss finishes come in every shade of pink in our palette, which means plenty of scope to experiment with kitchen cabinets and favourite furniture. Our toy-safe Estate and Modern ranges, have been independently tested and approved to meet Toy Safety Standards, you can even try your hand at transforming cots and toys

Walls and Ceiling: Strong White No.2001

Cabinetry: Dead Salmon No.28 in Modern Eggshell

Farrow & Ball Colour Trends – Red

Walls:Preference Red No.297 in Modern Emulsion; Ceiling:School House White No.291 in Modern Emulsion

Red paint is a striking option for all kinds of spaces, and much more versatile than you might think. Our shades of red paint run the gamut from moody burgundy to soft terracotta, intense bright red to almost-orange, creating lots of beautiful possibilities for living rooms, dining rooms, hallways and more.

How to Use Red Paint

The power of red paint lies in its unexpected variety. A bright red such as Incarnadine or Blazer can add drama and attention-grabbing impact to a room, perfect for hallways, entertaining rooms, or any space that could do with a little extra wow-factor. For rooms typically used more in the evening, including living rooms and bedrooms – yes, a red bedroom can be restful! – a deep red colour such as Preference Red will create a luxurious atmosphere, while a soft terracotta like Red Earth will feel effortlessly laid-back.

Carmine Paint Colours

Walls: Rectory Red No.217 in Estate Emulsion and Full Gloss

Walls: Radicchio No.96 in Full Gloss

Whether carmine, crimson or scarlet, bright red paint can create dramatic spaces all on its own. If you’re feeling brave, up the ante even more with contrasting finishes. Durable Full Gloss enhances the glamour of wooden panelling, as in this elegant front room, but a carefully chosen finish can also create interest on even the plainest of walls – simply paint a wide stripe in the same colour with a different sheen level, as the owners of this hallway have done with chalky Estate Emulsion and red gloss paint.

Earthy Red Paint Colours

Walls and Trim: Book Room Red No.50 in Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell

Walls: Red Earth No.64, Lulworth Blue No.89 and Mouse’s Back No.40 in Modern Emulsion

If you’re looking to our reds to create warm and welcoming spaces, a rich terracotta colour may be just the thing. Red Earth can look almost coral in brighter light and more earthy in low light, making it a lovely choice for rooms that are used at all times of the day, like this teen bedroom. Sharing a similar blend of yellow and red pigments, Book Room Red has a similarly warming feel, but it’s deeper in tone and creates a more traditional effect.

Rich Red Paint Colours

Stairs and Trim: Eating Room Red No.43 in Modern Eggshell

Walls: Preference Red No.297 and School House White No.291 in Estate Emulsion

Our rich reds make for inviting rooms whether they’re used from floor to ceiling or in moderation. Eating Room Red is a rich burgundy with a lived-in feel, a perfect partner for equally aged neutrals like Stony Ground and Dead Salmon. For the ultimate deep red colour, try Preference Red. Don’t feel daunted by its rich intensity – used in a low-contrast palette with Sulking Room Pink and Paean Black, it creates a beautiful berry-toned backdrop to a master bedroom.

Orange Red Paint Colours

Stools: Harissa No.9916 in Modern Eggshell

Walls: Blazer No.212 in Estate Emulsion

Orange based reds are some of our most cheerful shades – you can’t help but smile when you walk into a room painted in Blazer, Charlotte’s Locks, or the archived Harissa. Charlotte’s Locks is our truest orange-red tone, particularly effective when used in small doses, and extra exuberant in Full Gloss. Or, for a more subtle red paint, try the charming vermillion shade Blazer.

Red Accents

Walls and Ceiling: Dimpse No.277 in Modern Emulsion

Walls:Incarnadine No.248, Drawing Room Blue No.253 and All White No.2005 in Modern Emulsion

Red doesn’t have to be used all over to make a statement. For a contemporary look, use flashes of Eating Room Red on architectural features, as the owners of this minimal attic bedroom have done, or create easily changeable elements of interest in a teen’s room with modern blocks of Incarnadine and Drawing Room Blue against a clean white background.

Red Exterior Paint

Door: Rectory Red No.217 in Full Gloss

Door: Incarnadine No.248 in Exterior Eggshell

Front doors are the perfect candidate for a lick of red paint – it creates a bold statement in a small space, and it’s sure to make you smile every time you see it. Plus, our recommended finishes for front doors, Full Gloss and Exterior Eggshell, are protected against peeling, cracking and fading for up to six years, so your choice of cherry, burgundy or postbox red will stay looking stunning come rain or shine. Still need convincing? This festive Rectory Red front door ought to do it.