Farrow and Ball paint and things lurking under the stairs.
This week I was browsing a paint department, and happened upon a discounted 5L tin of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Brinjal’ matt emulsion. This leaves me with 2 thoughts:
a) I need to get out more and stop loitering in paint departments when I have free time.
b) Loitering in paint departments can be seen as serendipity when bargains are to be had.
Anyhow, onto the paint… This is the most intense dark aubergine with red rather than blue tones, and I have always dreamt of doing a room in it. Like an Olympian athlete I launched myself toward the paint pot it at high speed, and clutching my bargain I sped home. I also managed to secure some bargains on some anthracite emulsion paint on sale, which have been stashed until I decide what to use them for, no doubt they will appear soon in a post…. (and if you don’t want to read through the procrastination and details, scroll down to the bottom of the post for the before and after photos.)
This is what the colour look likes… wow, it’s dark…
Photo: Brinjal by F&B photo from Farrow and Ball Decorating with Colour by Ros Byam Shaw
The Existing Room
The Master bedroom is already shades of Khaki, (this paint is called Drab), with aubergine accents, but it has been like that for quite a while, so I thought I would use the paint to overhaul the room. The ceilings are really tall, and the expanse of white from the picture rail upwards to the ceiling sort of annoys me, as the rest of the colours get lost in the room as the eye automatically goes up to the brightness and it is so WHITE. I love aubergine, so decided to paint out the khaki walls with the new paint, but to leave the wardrobes as they are. So I am sort of reversing the colour scheme. I am happy with where the furniture is and accessories, so it is just a case of the walls and woodwork being changed. Continue reading