Farrow & Ball in hilltop estate

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

The beloved paint brand added 11 new shades to their color library. Here, Shea talks about her favorite hues and how best utilized in design.

04 January 2023 -

Eleven new hues to drool over from the beloved British paint brand, Farrow & Ball, the first addition to their color library in four years. We’re big Farrow & Ball fans here at Studio McGee—take a look at one of the rooms in our Hilltop Estate project above where the ceiling is painted in Setting Plaster. From a new playful pink to a wistful blue, these eleven shades range in vibes but all are equally as exciting to think about how and where they could be utilized. Here, Shea talks us through a few of her favorites.

Farrow & Ball tailor tack

“I love how soft this pink is without being too girlie or precious. It could be used in a sophisticated little girl’s room but would also work in a living room paired with dark woods and vintage pieces. I’d love to pair this with the new Templeton Pink for a clever colorblock moment that feels significant in its subtlety.”

Shea McGee

Farrow & Ball Templeton pink
farrow & ball Bamboozle
farrow & ball stirabout

“I’m always on the hunt for the perfect neutral—not white, not grey, not beige. Stirabout has a really beautiful natural quality to it, like linen in its rawest form. It feels relaxed and organic, with enough contrast to give a defined color scheme to a space.”

Shea McGee

farrow & ball eddy
farrow & ball beverly
farrow & ball Whirlybird

“Whirlybird is a poppy, playful green that would be stunning on cabinetry in a space where sunlight plays a major role in the vibe of the room—a bright, luminous shade in the morning and a glazed, burnished quality in the evening. I would love to pair this crisp green with Beverly for a deeply tonal ordering with personality in spades.”

Shea McGee

farrow & ball Hopper Head

“Dark and moody, for sure, but there’s also a nice organic quality to it—it makes sense that it was inspired by iron industrial elements and rainwater. Hopper Head would be great in a space where cozy and warm play with contemporary.”

Shea McGee

farrow & ball Kittiwake
farrow & ball Wine Dark
farrow & ball Selvedge

“Dusty, vintage vibes inspired by raw denim, what’s not to love about Selvedge? The great thing about this color is that it can be played down as a soft blue-grey or paired with deeper tones to be moody and dramatic.”

Shea McGee

Date Posted
04 January 2023