Well, actually, De VOL found the post because they are super on the ball, social media-wise and asked me if it would be all right to keep me in the loop. Of course it would be all right!
And then, I seized upon the opportunity to ask as politely as possible if they might part with the Farrow and Ball colors they used for their standard colors?
Pretty please with a dollop of clotted cream on top?
By the way, have you ever had authentic English scones with clotted cream? If not, then you’ve missed out on one of the most heavenly things you will ever put in your mouth.
But, This was the answer:
Regarding our Shaker colours, although they are based on those Farrow and Ball colours they are not the same. We mix all the paint ourselves so we would really prefer you not to publish this information as they’re similar but are not a colour match. I hope you understand. Best wishes, L
I had a feeling this would be their answer and I don’t love them any less for it.
It also didn’t stop me.
This is what I live for!
Detective work. Some people like panning for gold.
Much of it already out there, one just needs to take the time to find it.
But before I reveal the goodies, please note that colors can vary from dye-lots and they will almost definitely look different in your home than they do on your computer monitor, so please test, test, test!
Here Are the 12 Farrow and Ball Kitchen Cabinet Colors
Let’s begin with my tall, dark, handsome, mysterious hunk from De VOL that I’m mad about. Well, I’ve looked at many images, and I do know that the English are bonkers over Farrow and Ball Down Pipe.
And for a very good reason. It’s a wonderful color!
But, here’s the deal with Down Pipe. It looks different in every photo I see. I’ve seen it look almost pastel to almost black. But usually, it’s a dark gray-blue-green or dark gray-green-blue.
This one from De Vol I did find out is Plummett which is a more medium-dark gray-blue-green.
Shaded White is one of those colors that changes from a kind of soft cream, to a dirty cream, to a warm gray-green. I love colors like that and it’s a wonderful color to warm up a dreary, cold kitchen.
Railings is definitely one of the De Vol colors. On the card it looks black, but it’s really the darkest navy possible.
There’s a phenomenon that I’ve discovered over the years but I’ve never heard anyone talk about it.
But, depending on the direction of the light and especially if there are a lot of windows, the lower cabinets can look a LOT lighter than the upper cabinets. So, some of these dark colors if only on the lowers, will look lighter than they might look on the wall, for instance.
I think this would make a fabulous butler’s pantry with the black subway tile.
Railings is a terrific color for exterior trim too.
This is the most clever thing ever. She’s installing custom doors over Ikea cabinets. And yes, they are in Farrow and Ball’s Pigeon, which is a medium-dark-gray-blue-green. There’s tons of info in Sarah’s link about the process, the before images… Great blog!
Here’s the finished kitchen. The uppers are Wimborne White.
Well, it’s not really white, but it sure is one of the loveliest grays in the universe.
A lovely kitchen from Maple and Gray.
Another UK manufacturer of bespoke kitchens. And they also give out their paint colors.
Farrow and Ball’s Pavilion Gray stays pretty true to gray and is absolutely gorgeous. Just like this kitchen.
This is a really nice website and they DO give a lot of the Farrow and Ball colors that they’re using for their kitchens. I don’t see the big deal. If folks want to work with the company, they’ll still work with the company and if they never were and are only repainting or something, it’ll make them think fondly of the vendor and perhaps recommend them to someone. Just my thoughts.
Lewis Alderson is another beautiful English cabinet company. Someone said again that they are worried that in a kitchen with no uppers, there won’t be enough storage. No, there is usually MORE storage. Or, perhaps I should say, more efficient storage. This unfitted pantry is a wonderful example of that.
French Gray is like Pavilion but with a soupcon of blue-green which is also very, very pretty and classic; just a little more color. And please check out Neptune Kitchens. Really pretty!
Okay. Everyone loves this De VOL kitchen even if they don’t like dark green. There’s just something so luxuriant in this color.
By the way, did you know that De VOL spelled backwards is LOVED? It’s not intentional, I don’t think.
I looked at all of the greens. Hmmm… I even looked at the archived greens. Hmmm… again.
The one I kept going back to was Studio Green, but it is VERY dark on the chip and quite dark in most images. But the one below, came from the Farrow and Ball Website and looks like an exact match. So, let’s just go with that one.
I’m not saying that it is… Please test. For Studio Green to lighten up this much, it would need to be in a very bright room!
Cromarty is a pale watery, gray-green which was introduced to the line about a year ago.
If you want to see the other eight new colors please click here.
LAMP ROOM GRAY
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How handsome is this kitchen with Lamp Room Gray Cabinets. It’s another classic– a rich sophisticated gray with just the right amount of blue and green.
Wimborne White is my favorite F & B white. It’s just warm and lovely. A true white classic. It’s counterpart in Benjamin Moore is Simply White.
Another stunner from Humphrey Munson. Love the white on white. And the wood pantry is a stunning addition. I also love the antique mirror backsplash behind the range.
Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue is my favorite navy, if I had to pick a favorite. There is no exact match in Benjamin Moore. It’s a rich, saturated navy with a welcome note of green, but stays just shy from being teal. British Standard Cupboards has another lovely instagram account
Please have a beautiful Sunday and rest of your weekend!
PS: If you are looking for the Benjamin Moore Equivalents to these Farrow and Ball Colors,