Saturday 26th October 2019


For the ­ first time Farrow & Ball has created a brand new palette of 16 colours in collaboration with renowned institution, the Natural History Museum, inspired by the true colours of nature.

The new Colour by Nature palette of 16 hues includes vibrant and jewel-like oranges and reds, natural and opulent greens and blues and a range of soft neutrals. The collection launches on 19th September as an extension to the 132 colours on Farrow & Ball’s colour card.

The collaboration draws on the Museum’s world leading collection including its rare book library, which holds Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a colour guide used by Charles Darwin on his seminal voyage on HMS Beagle that inspired the palette – to bring the true colours of nature into the home. This groundbreaking book was ­ first published in 1814 and became an invaluable tool for scientists and artists alike. Every colour described in Werner’s book evokes a vision inspired by the natural world.


Each shade has been meticulously identi­fied and researched in the same way as those that make up the Farrow & Ball core palette and are blended with an eco-friendly water base that’s kinder to the environment and safe to use in all rooms of the home. Each hue is available in a choice of ­ five interior ­finishes, expertly engineered to deliver exceptional vibrancy, durability and coverage.

Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball said: “This is the ­ first time we have created a new palette as an extension to our carefully curated colour card, so it’s a very exciting time for us

“With the expertise of the Natural History Museum we hope to inspire homes across the globe and what better way to do that than with the eco-friendly colours inspired by nature – and we want   to encourage people to discover their own colours by getting out into nature and sharing their ­ findings with us!”

Says Maxine Lister, head of licensing, Natural History Museum: “Aside from the fantastic quality of the Farrow & Ball brand, we are very excited to be working alongside a company that is so committed to minimising their environmental impact. The collaboration has been a delight to bring to life and has proved to be such a great opportunity to not only highlight an important historical artefact but also to encourage families to bring the true beauty of nature into their homes.”

Opening Page Image- New Metallic Wallpaper – Yukutori BP 4307

Image 1 – Sap Green W56

Image 2 – Dutch Orange W76

Image 3 – Ash Grey W9

Image 4 – Verdigris Green W50

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