Shea McGee on Her Favorite of Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

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.

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

“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

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

“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

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

“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

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

“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

Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors
Shea on Farrow & Ball’s New Paint Colors

“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

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