Lockdown has seen a surge in orders for paint and paint brushes as people have picked up a brush to re-work and re-colour pieces of furniture, lighting and accessories. This has led to auction houses and antiques markets experiencing a resurgence, as people seek to choose furniture pieces steeped in history and heritage to bring a classic feel and depth to their homes. Above all, embracing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly attitude to interior design.
For me, these particular pink and grey tones are calm and liveable, timeless yet on trend. Pink tones, such as Setting Plaster by Farrow & Ball
and Cuisse de Nymphe Emue by Edward Bulmer paint
can look sophisticated and welcoming in a kitchen or bedroom. The grey tones are calm and elegant and lend themselves to various spaces throughout the house. F&B Purbeck Stone
works really well in a bathroom and F&B Mole’s Breath
is fabulous in a living area, snug or study. I’ve recently specified this in a study in a country house and the strength of this colour gives a feeling of comfort and warmth. It looks particularly striking with contrasting skirting boards and architraves coloured in F&B Wevet
, a delicate white with a hint of grey. When using a deep tone such as Mole’s Breath I tend to bring other colours into the fabrics and upholsteries in the room, choosing pink and duck egg palette accent colours.
Mole’s Breath is also similar in style to the Pantone Colour of The Year 2021 which is Ultimate Gray. This colour reflects the trend towards choosing earthy natural elements such as time-weathered pebbles on a beach.
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