All 16 hues are drawn from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a classification of colour in nature, originally published in 1814, that now sits in the museum’s Special Collections. True to the original book, the Farrow & Ball Colour by Nature colour card pairs painted swatches with the animal, vegetable and mineral associated with each hue, allowing readers to discover intriguing classifications such as ‘white of the human eyeballs’ or ‘beauty spot on the wing of a teal drake’.
In keeping with the shared respect and curiosity for the natural world that informs the collection, Farrow & Ball paint is designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible, evident in everything from its responsibly sourced pigments to its low VOC formulas and infinitely recyclable tins. All 16 shades are also available in wipeable Modern Emulsion and Modern Eggshell, the toughest interior finishes from Farrow & Ball, and perfect for anywhere that needs to stand up to muddy boots or sticky fingers.
Ready to get your Colour by Nature scheme started? Head to farrow-ball.com to order your free colour card, or pick up a sample pot of your favourite new hue with free delivery.
Main image: Lake Red No.W92 Estate Emulsion, Snow White No.W1 Estate Emulsion