Since the early Nineties, the paint company synonymous with quirkily evocative nomenclature has been the premium brand for quality paints, as … Nonsense. Choose a fabulous colour from a different, more affordable range and love it for what it is. Who am I kidding, my budget is already smashed to smithereens but you know what I mean. Whereas the copy, well, didn’t. That same month I was also asked to paint another set of bedroom furniture, but the clients specified Farrow & Ball ‘Elephants Breath’ estate eggshell, to match in with their new bed. Farrow and Ball Wimborne White – “A perfect, soft all-rounder that I like for ceilings if rooms aren’t too tall” Henriette von Stockhausen. Why, the cutting in would not blend in with the rolling on of the paint. Mention the phrase Farrow & Ball and chances are names such as Elephant's Breath and Cornforth White spring to mind. I fell in love with Shaded White for our hallway, so my husband to save money had it colour matched. Paying for two tins of F&B breaks my heart (bank balance) xx, Hi there Rebecca. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Change ), Hi and welcome to all things Moregeous :-)
We have some reasonably expensive embossed wallpaper on at present (with only the odd corner lifting). Johnstones paint gives a lot better coverage but no matter what people tell you the finish isn’t the same. Cromarty is a very subtle colour and I’d warrant that it’s nuances when one uses the ‘real deal’ mean it’s worth buying Farrow & Ball, but using a copy to cheat the first coat is something lots of people do. But what’s the trick to getting these shades on a budget? Sorry, bit late reading this but it’s really interesting to see the difference. For anyone only doing a small amount of painting and wanting the real McCoy, it’s far better to use two coats of the real thing, but I have metres and metres and metres to do here. Been on hold…. Benjamin Moore Gray Owl Benjamin Moore Hale Navy Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal. Can you advise what's the better paint to do this with - Annie Sloan chalk paint or Farrow and Ball interior eggshell? That there was such a huge difference in the real stuff and the copies, with the copies looking so washed out in comparison. We enjoy doing a bit of telly, most recently on BBC1's Getting The Builders In, and work with lots of brands filming How To videos and advice. They're British, they're chic AF, and their paint colors are perennial favorites of some of my favorite designers. Its followers say it's easy to paint with and it doesn't have a strong odour. We are getting on a bit now, so I think Sue ( my wife ) is thinking of me. You can brush up on our cookies policy here. Anyone in the know is yearning for Stiffly Blue and Yeabridge Green but here’s the painful truth: Farrow & Ball paint is more expensive than other brands like Valspar or Dulux. It is for my dining room which is 15′ x 11′. And who wants copies right? Ok, after much time spent at SW store, I found that Artist's Canvas is very close to a lighter value of Accessible Beige. 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