As if picking the perfect Farrow & Ball shade wasn’t already difficult enough, the iconic paint brand has collaborated with the Natural History Museum on a range of 16 new paint colours inspired by Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. The ‘Colour by Nature’ hues will be available from 19th September.
Published in 1814, this taxonomic guide to the colours of the natural world was an invaluable tool for artists of the period, and scientists such as Charles Darwin.
Tones range from powerful oranges and jewel-like reds to deep blues, verdant greens and several sophisticated neutrals (including three whites). Each colour has an animal, vegetable and mineral reference attached to it. ‘Duck Green’ evokes the colour of a Mallard’s neck, while ‘Emerald Green’ is drawn from the beauty spot on the wing of a teal drake.
To celebrate the collaboration, Mell Square customers are invited to an exclusive pre-launch event on Wednesday 18th September. On the evening, guests can enjoy an introductory colour talk on the new range by a Farrow & Ball expert, and meet interior designer Kyle Broughton – Frew, who is currently featuring on BBC2’s Interior Design Masters. All attendees will receive a goody bag.
To book your free ticket to the event, contact the Mell Square store on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 709 3360.
If you’re unable to join us on the evening, visit the Farrow & Ball store on the launch day (Thursday 19th September), where the first 20 customers who make a purchase will receive a free tester pot of one of the 16 new wonderful colours.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
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