Friday, 5 February 2016

Farrow and Ball Peignoir - The Best New F&B Paint Colours For 2016!

Today, from Farrow and Ball's nine new paint colours for 2016, we're looking at another Modern Country favourite....

So far, this week, we've seen:
Cromarty, a soft Robin's Egg,
Drop Cloth, an uncertain creamy, stony grey.
Inchyra Blue, a deep, dark teal

Today's offering is...
Peignoir
(bottom left)

New Farrow and Ball paint colours 2016
New Farrow and Ball paint colours 2016

Farrow and Ball say: 
Peignoir is named after the sheer floaty garment traditionally worn by ladies while brushing their hair in the mid-20th century, perfectly summing up the romance of this hazy grey-pink.Peignoir will create the most humble, blushing interior as it is the softest of pinks containing a great big dose of grey. Its romantic feel makes it an obvious bedroom choice for a traditional home but it will add a certain charm to any modern living area. It works perfectly in combination with any of the Contemporary Neutrals as well as with the stronger Brassica and Brinjal. Feels contemporary and crisp when combined with All White in south facing rooms.
Trend watch: We’ve seen a movement towards neutrals with a hint of colour, very soft calming muted pastels.

Here's their video snippet...



That's all very well...but Farrow and Ball say that Peignoir looks like this...

Farrow and Ball Peignoir
Farrow and Ball Peignoir

Modern Country Style says...
In fact, in their pamphlet, you struggle to see any pink at all in the printed version of the image above. I think it's because the delicacy and ethereal beauty of Farrow and Ball Peignoir is nigh on impossible to capture on camera.

Farrow and Ball Peignoir
Farrow and Ball Peignoir

Think of a gauzy wisp of fabric floating in the breeze and you'll be somewhere on the way to understanding the feel that Peignoir gives to a room.

Farrow and Ball Peignoir
Farrow and Ball Peignoir

The colour is definitely a pink, rather than a grey....but, you can see here, that when you compare it to the run of the mill pink on the house front, the typical Farrow and Ball depth and subtlety of colour is there that defies definition.

Farrow and Ball Peignoir
Farrow and Ball Peignoir

Farrow and Ball's Peignoir would be just perfect for a Modern Country romantic older girl's room, or juxtaposed with a little bit of industrial cool and the worn warmth of wood.

Farrow and Ball Peignoir
Farrow and Ball Peignoir

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