Decorating + Renovation
(by Lindsey Mather,” 4 Painting Tips from Farrow & Ball’s Color Experts”. June 10,2016)
From ceilings to floors, this new book has you covered
Iconic paint brand Farrow & Ball is certainly familiar with the agonizing process of finding the right color—it offers 132 hues to choose from—but the new book Farrow & Ball How to Decorate ($40, Octopus Books), written by the company’s head of creative, Charlotte Cosby, and in-house color guru, Joa Studholme, also tackles the next step: how to use the paint once you bring it home. What role does natural light play in a space? What is the best way to paint a feature wall, molding, floors, or ceilings? Which color combinations are guaranteed to elicit compliments from all who enter your house? Cosby and Studholme dig deep into these topics and many more, creating a thorough manual studded with vibrant photos showing Farrow & Ball paint colors in action. Here are four of our favorite genius tips from the book.