Farrow & Ball announces the key colours for 2014

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Cooking Apple Green, Stiffkey Blue, Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath have been announced as Farrow & Ball’s key colours for 2014. Drawing inspiration from either the seashore or the landscape these colours reflect a desire to escape the hard flat surfaces which dominate modern life, and in doing so, help to create a stylish and comfortable home.

Cooking Apple Green®

Farrow & Ball’s Cooking Apple Green, Stiffkey Blue, Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath have been announced as their key colours for 2014. Gathered from either the seashore or the landscape they are easy to use and create quietly stylish but ultimately comfortable homes which reflects an instinctive need to turn our backs on hard flat surfaces which dominate modern life.

Cooking Apple Green®
Cooking Apple Green reflects both nature and the enduring appeal of the seemingly more organic folkloric customs of the past. Turn back time with Rectory Red accents, a look reflected in many Romany garments and caravans. Cooking Apple Green is an uplifting colour, especially when used in combination with the slightly lighter Green Ground. Crisp All White offsets this scheme perfectly if used on the ceiling. The colour is clean and comforting, not challenging us in any way and creates an uncomplicated haven in which to live.

Stiffkey Blue®
Reminiscent of the extraordinary colour of the mud found on a beach in Norfolk, Stiffkey Blue perfectly encapsulates the natural trend. The strength of this deep blue will create a fashionable dramatic interior, contemporary and relaxed, so perfect for use in both urban and country settings. Use in isolation in small spaces, with Hardwick White on the ceilings to create a moody feel that reminds us of slightly brooding, squally seas and skies. Or it can be used in a more light hearted fashion on a feature wall in combination with Light Blue or Setting Plaster. These beautifully easy colours feel faded and natural and are the perfect antidote to the intense colour of Stiffkey Blue.

Purbeck Stone™
For a relaxed and versatile scheme, Purbeck Stone is a stronger neutral - neither too gray to be edgy and uncomfortable, nor too creamy to feel out of date. Combine with two lighter shades, Ammonite and Cornforth White, to create a colour combination that appears to come straight from the very fibre of the natural world. Create a layered scheme which will flow throughout the home, with Purbeck Stone walls, Cornforth White woodwork and Ammonite on the ceiling. The minimal aesthetic of this combination will promote simple, calm, easy living.

Mole’s Breath®
Mole’s Breath is a strong drab which feels like an old friend, and can be used to slightly soften the most contemporary of architectural settings alongside glass and steel. Mesmerising when used on walls and woodwork, with Shaded White on ceilings, creating the most beautiful play of shadow and light. Alternatively, use as a background colour, brought to life with accent colours like Churlish Green or Off-Black.

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