Incarnadine, radicchio, rectory red.
Hague blue, brinjal, pelt, buckland blue.
Drawing room blue, pitch blue, minster green, orangery.
The rest are Farrow & Ball colors -- they look so soft and luscious in person, with an almost velvety texture. Clay! I wish our cabinetmakers could use F&B -- they're willing to match color, but not use the actual paint. Oh well. At least we still think the Buckland Blue will work well with the F&B colors.
So far, I've been surprised by how gorgeous Hague Blue is in person -- I had no idea. It would be perfect for a gentleman's study or a library -- very moody and smoky, a dark blue with undertones of grey and green. Like a stormy sea. I don't think we're likely to use it, except perhaps as an accent somewhere. But someone should! It's an insanely rich, sophisticated color.
I also really love Drawing Room Blue -- a very clean, pure blue. And Orangery is just delightful and sunny -- if we had actually built that conservatory, we really would have had to use orangery in there. As it is, it might go in Kavi's room, or in the mudroom, if we paint that a separate color from the kitchen.
The rest is still up for grabs -- especially cause F&B will be coming out with 11 new colors in January! :-) We're going to have to wait 'til then to finalize our decisions. And somehow I didn't bring home a sample of Chinese Blue, and I definitely want to add that to this set, since I know I like it.
Hmm...now that I'm staring at them, I really like the Hague Blue / Brinjal combination. Kevin likes Brinjal better than Pelt -- he thinks Pelt is a little grape-like. Do you agree? (Why are eggplants (brinjal means eggplant) good, but grapes bad?) I'd be tempted to do Hague for the family room, Brinjal for the dining room, and then...what for the front parlor / music room? Maybe back to the Chinese Blue as originally planned? Would two different blues in the same sequence be weird? I want something brighter in that front room, since the porch means it's more shaded than the other rooms.
Here's a Miles Redd room in Hague Blue -- note, he lacquered it, so it's all shiny. We wouldn't do that.