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Colour guide: Farrow & Ball's two must-include shades for 2019

A grey-infused pink and a dusky blue are the duo of colours we'll be crushing on this year...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 11-01-2019 09:00am

Farrow & Ball has unveiled its two key colour picks for 2019.

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The duo of colours selected by the iconic paint and wallpaper brand are perfect for adding an instant update to your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, offering a rich yet dusky twist on ever-popular Scandi-inspired neutrals.


The pleasingly named 'Sulking Room Pink' (shown above and below) magically manages to combine tones of grey and pink to produce a moody putty-esque colour that looks exceptional when paired with glossy whites.


Colour curator Joa Studholme describes it as 'the colour that we have all been looking for', revealing: "An intriguing mix that sates our desire for both grey and pink. It feels both down to earth as well as a little romantic. It’s elegant on kitchen units particularly when combined with darks".

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She continues: "Not being overtly pink, but rather a dirty rose, it is perfect in living rooms and snugs to create comforting intimate spaces with enormous warmth which are a joy to relax in at the end of the day. It is important to avoid clean whites with this colour, as its powdery feel makes it incredibly soft and is therefore better used with complementary tones on woodwork or ceilings".


Denim-inspired 'De Nimes' (also shown below), meanwhile, blends those same grey tones with a cool blue for a resulting colour that's as stylish as it is moody. 


Studholme describes De Nimes as 'a barrier', revealing: "it is ultimately fashionable but always feels grounded. A complex blue, it is perfect for those who are wary of moving into a world of colour because it still has a familiar underlying grey tone which is more visibly apparent in spaces with low light".

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Joa adds: "In well-lit areas it appears much bluer and is distinctive when used on front doors and other exterior surfaces. De Nimes has a restrained elegance and refined sophistication when used on walls and would feel totally at home in a living room particularly when combined with School House White on woodwork and ceilings for a crisper feel".


What do you think of the two colours - would you be compelled to include them in your interiors? We'd love to hear your thoughts - tweet them to @kbbark!

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Katie Byrne


Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.