Showing posts with label Earthborn Gregory's Den. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earthborn Gregory's Den. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Modern Country Kitchen: Farrow and Ball Case Study

Farrow and Ball Blue Gray Earthborn Gregory's Den
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and Earthborn Gregory's Den 
When picking my perfect paint, one of the things I like to do is look at pictures of other people's rooms who've already chosen plumped for that colour. If you're thinking about Farrow and Ball paint colours for your house then you've come to the right place because, let me tell you, Modern Country Style loves Farrow and Ball.

Choosing colours can be a tricky monkey, can't it? A very enjoyable monkey but certainly a potentially slippery one. The same paint colour can change almost beyond belief from one room to another. To refresh your memory, here is the grimness of what was here before in our kitchen and dining room:

Our Old Kitchen
Uugh!

Our old dining room
Our dining room and kitchen are separate but connected through a doorway. Because these two rooms are used in conjunction so often - when I'm cooking tea and the children are sitting round the table doing homework, or when we've got friends round for drinks of an evening - the colours needed to work well with one another.
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray Earthborn Gregory's Den
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and Earthborn Gregory's Den with the lights on!
Farrow and Ball White Tie Farrow and Ball Blue Gray
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and White Tie in the kitchen 
The dining room is painted with Earthborn Gregory's Den which is a palish glaucous creamy-grey. What I wanted for the kitchen was a darker version of Gregory's Den so that when you looked through from one room to another, there would be good chromatic flow.
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray Earthborn Gregory's Den
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and Earthborn Gregory's Den 
Farrow and Ball Blue Grey
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray with white gloss
Howeer, Earthborn paints only comes in a set range of colours, which don't allow you to adjust to a lighter or darker shade. After a long but very pleasurable search (which you can read about here), I decided on the combination of Farrow and Ball Blue Grey and Farrow and Ball White Tie for the kitchen.

Farrow and Ball White Tie Blue Grey
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and White Tie
I'm pleased with the visual continuity that the two rooms now provide. When you look through from one room to the other, the rooms flow well. Not matchy-matchy, which can be the problem using a lighter version of a same-brand paint colour, but in harmony.

Tomorrow, on Modern Country Style, finally, I'll be revealing the whole kitchen. I'm very, verrrrrrrrry excited. I would have done it on day one of the kitchen series but I'm getting better at taking it slowly! Holding myself back isn't one of my better-known talents. ;-)

Modern Country Kitchen Farrow and Ball Blue Gray Earthborn Gregory's Den
Farrow and Ball Blue Gray and Earthborn Gregory's Den 

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