A Refined Soothing Color Palette Inspired By Nature

Hi Everyone,

Before we get into today’s topic, “A refined, soothing color palette,” please read until the end because there are two pieces of important information. That’s why the post is a little earlier than usual.


Based on this beautiful post from over two years ago, a reader wanted to know more about the soothing sophisticated colors of the Heckfield Place Hotel in the UK. Indeed, I adore this exquisite hotel designed by Ben Thompson. It is classic, new-traditional Georgian style decor. You can see the Heckfield Place hotel here.


Today, we’ll focus on the gorgeous interior colors of the Heckfield Place Hotel in Hampshire, UK.


Okay, so what is this Heckfield Place Hotel?


It is an exquisitely renovated 18th Century Home Grand home, now a sumptuously elegant hotel in Hampshire, UK. Please check out the Heckfield Place Hotel here.


heckfield_place Hampshire UK_via hidden_doorways

Heckfield Place Hampshire UK via Hidden Doorways


Ben’s design pays homage to the original architecture and classical design of the 18th century.

However, the furniture is a beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings. But, done so with unusual restraint.

Another thing I love is that every room is different. And, each room has a name. As you might expect, these rooms come with a hefty price tag. The range is from about $500 for a tiny room, but still, I’m quite sure, gorgeous and cozy. And, up to about $12,500 for the most expensive rooms. Yes, that’s per night.


Okay, let’s get ourselves in the mood with the digital painting I created of Heckfield Place.


Heckfield Place Hampshire, UK - 18th - soothing color palette
Fun, huh? I did this with Sketcher for Mac. Yes, it is done from a photo.

This is an enchanting place, as you can see, and already we can see the basis for a wonderful soothing color palette.


pigs Heckfield Place

There is a working farm and livestock on the grounds. At least, this is what I saw on Trip Advisor.


Now, let’s focus on the beautiful interiors, especially the sophisticated, soothing color scheme.


Ben’s palette is wisely taken from the natural surroundings of Heckfield Place. In this way, he integrates the inside with the outside.

However, earthy does not mean lacking in sophistication. Nosiree! In fact, it’s just the opposite.


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place - Morning room gray walls- soothing color palette

The Morning room epitomizes everything about this place. It is elegantly serene and a beautiful mix of old and new.


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place

I believe that this is part of the same room. Most rooms I’m going to show are guest rooms, but this is a public room. The color I selected is Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige oc 32.

I love the beautiful monochromatic mix of grays in this space. It is grounded with black and brown. The greenery and beautiful art bring a note of vibrancy to this serene, elegant space.


guest-room - Farrow & Ball Light Gray - Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray- Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place- soothing color palette

From a guest room – Farrow & Ball Light Gray or Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray


comfy-sofas-in-one-- soothing color palette - photo - Meija and Kajphoto by Meija and Kaj, who were guests of the hotel


lambs at Heckfield


awww… so cute!


Meija and Kaj also took this photo of the beautiful Moon Bar. The wall color looks to be a soft blue-black. The colors I suggest are Benjamin Moore Soot, Raccoon Fur. and Farrow & Ball Railings.


r Colors - Heckfield Place - deep blue black walls - soothing color palette -English Country House

I got this image from the Heckfield Place Instagram page. Of course, their insta page is also gorgeous!

People were asking on their page about the paint color.

However, it’s a moot point, in my opinion.


It doesn’t matter what the color is. I always tell people to match what they see.


One color that looks a lot like this is Farrow & Ball Hague Blue. It is a fabulous navy with the right amount of warmth, without being teal.


What is so appealing is the slightly blacker fireplace mantel, the dark brown carved wood table, and the perfect accent pieces.


So, it doesn’t matter all that much whether the color is Hague Blue or Railings or something else. What is important is how it all works together in your lighting situation. And, with everything else in the space.

Now get ready for another view of this incredible room. BTW, this is a guest room and one that is on the upper end.



I know. The colors! Can you believe this is a hotel room?

And, no, I didn’t put the red and turquoise colors in my palette. I did for an earlier iteration, however.


Heckfield Colors


I bet that you’re intrigued by that ochre color at the top.


ochre roomYes, it’s appropriately called the ochre room.


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place - Farrow and Ball - India Yellow Ochre room


Above is another view looking into the sumptuous bathroom.


Some colors you can try are Farrow & Ball India Yellow or a Laurel Home Collection color, Benjamin Moore Bryant Gold hc 7.

Of course, it is reminiscent of the iconic and archived color, Orangery. (but you can still get it)

And, yes, this is another one of the costly rooms. There are a number of them. They are known as the signature rooms.


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place - soothing color palette - Lake room Farrow & Ball French GrayIn the guest room above, we see how some of their colors or subtle variations are brought into other rooms. I love that kind of integration with the soothing color palette. Above is the Lake Room. The wall color is close to Farrow & Ball French Gray. But, please remember that I am only conjecturing. It might not be that color at all.

Please also look at Benjamin Moore Fieldstone 1558.


Heckfield Place - Lake Room Detail - Gorgeous Interior ColorsA high res, close-up, I found. There is much more discussion of the furnishings in this post.


dessert - Heckfield PlaceI found some 300 photos on Trip Advisor. The food in the restaurants is not to be believed.


cows at Heckfield Place

Dairy cows at Heckfield Place – I found them on the Heckfield Place Instagram page.

Yes, we’re looking at you. haha


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place - Farrow and Ball Mouses Back - Benjamin Moore Kingsport GrayAnother cool guest suite.


Gorgeous Interior Colors - Heckfield Place - beautiful mix

The wall color looks very close to either Farrow and Ball Mouses Back or Benjamin Moore Kingsport Gray.


Heckfield Place - restaurant lemons and linenLovely


Farrow and Ball Cornforth White - soothing color palette - Heckfield Place

This color could very well be Farrow and Ball Cornforth White

The painting makes the space, I think. I get dibs on this room, please!

Please refer to the chart here if you need to convert any of the Farrow & Ball colors.

And, for more Farrow & Ball colors inspired by nature, please go here.


Heckfield Place Soothing Color Palette - with a bit of punch

please pin it to Pinterest for reference


Well, I hope you enjoyed the soothing color palette of Heckfield place, along with the exquisite furnishings.


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