Farrow & Ball was founded in Dorset, England in the 1930s. While other paint manufacturers quickly adopted cheaper, acrylic paints, Farrow & Ball favoured the original formulations with natural ingredients. Even today, each can of paint is hand-mixed in England, quality-controlled and tested, and treated like an old family recipe. Clay, chalk, resin, and water create a zero-VOC, all-natural product, resulting in the most environmentally-friendly paint on the market. This means that you can paint your bedroom in the afternoon, and sleep in it that same evening, with no off-gassing or scent.
Each colour of paint comes from a variety of inspirations which ensures designer friendly names and colours. Instead of plain old gray, you get to decide whether Mouse’s Back or Dove Tail fit your preferences better.
Another stand-out characteristic of Farrow & Ball paint is that the colours stay true day and night. If you’re like me, you’ve probably painted your home before and been disappointed with the outcome: What is perfectly beige in the sunlight suddenly looks pink after dark. Farrow & Ball’s product is unique in this regard: All Farrow & Ball colours look the same in full daylight as they do by lamplight.
The unique characteristics that Farrow & Ball is known for extends into the wallpaper line too. Where other manufacturers use ink, Farrow & Ball uses their own traditionally-created paint. This means that each design, applied to eco-friendly FSC-approved paper, is unmatchable in quality, texture, and strength.
I could go on at length as to why Farrow & Ball is such an interesting company, offering unrivalled products, but, let’s summarize why you might find it a worthwhile investment:
- Environmentally Superior: Even paints that claim to be non-VOC still contain chemicals in the latex and acrylic bases. If you’re worried about chemical exposure, Farrow & Ball’s water-based, clay-formulated products are without comparison from an environmental perspective.
- Convenience: There is no lag time or “airing-out” period with Farrow & Ball. Paint in the afternoon, sleep there in the evening.
- Labour-savings: Farrow & Ball is easy-to-apply and a gallon of paint covers a greater area.
- Versatility: Use Farrow & Ball paint on walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture.
We invite you to come into our showroom to see the rich colours and patterns for yourself. We love Farrow & Ball for the incredible quality of their products, designer-focused colours, and artisan standards that are still present in every can of paint, and we have no doubt that you’ll be thrilled with the end result too.