Considering giving your walls a lick of paint this spring? Popular British paint company Farrow & Ball has conducted a survey to uncover London’s favourite Farrow & Ball colour following the launch of nine new shades in February 2016.
The paints are famous for having quirky names (Elephant’s Breath, for example) and distinctive hues – and London’s top Farrow & Ball colour for 2016 is no exemption. Inchyra Blue, which received the highest number of regional votes in a campaign called #MyFavouriteNewColour, is an aged blue grey shade that is touted as a great alternative to charcoal. An impressive 135 voters opted for the rather bold blue in Farrow & Ball’s Islington showroom.
Pink-grey paint Peignoir also proved popular in London, particularly in Richmond and Marylebone, meanwhile Wimbledon’s voters favoured a flamboyant teal shade called Vardo.
Across the country, the more neutral Drop Cloth (a paint shade inspired by a painter’s dust sheet) was named the nation’s favourite new Farrow & Ball colour. However, London's influence could be felt in the top three: Inchyra Blu placed second and Peignoir in third place overall.
It’s perhaps no surprise that London chose a more daring colour than those voting in the rest of the UK and if reading this has spurred you on to give the walls in - our outside - your home home a fresh new look this spring be warned that there’s a palette of a whopping 132 Farrow & Ball shades to choose between (not to mention all the other paint brands available in DIY stores)... Speaking of DIY, isn't that what bank holidays for?