Stiffkey Blue is a great colour for large rooms with plenty of light. The ceilings in this room were over 11 foot high as this was an Edwardian home. Painting the frieze the same colour as the walls works well too. The designer certainly made a bold statement in this room.
The only issue with F&B dark colours is that it is usually a 4 coat system. Most decorators would usually quote for 2 coats in standard paint. But Farrow and Ball’s colours are quite unique in their depth of colour and originality.
Technically, the application of painting Farrow and Ball is a pain for most decorators, but I love it once it’s up. The depth of Farrow and Ball’s palette range of colours seems to grab your attention and you spend a fair bit of time just staring at it like you are staring into space.
The lighter of F&B colour range seems to cover well on existing light or white surfaces. The Cornforth White in this case did not take a 4 coat system like the dark F&B colours require. Handy for us!
The deep cornicing, high skirtings and high picture rail all work well with the Cornforth White colour that helps to break up the dark Stiffkey Blue colour and produce a break in the height of the walls.
The fireplace on chimney breast also helps to break up a large section of wall and adds to the overall granduer of the room.