I recently discovered Farrow & Ball, a company from England that manufactures traditional papers and paint. I did a little research and discovered that the paint colors were developed from scraping original paint fragments off the walls of historic houses in England.
They claim to use more pigment (the most expensive component of the product) than other manufactures, making the paint unique. It is said that the paint has a depth and luminescence quality that makes it stand apart. I haven’t seen the paint in person yet, but I recently ordered their hand painted color card.
The colors are muted and earthy. Lovely. But, I am most impressed with the color names: Dead Salmon, Mouse’s Back, Ointment Pink…how fun!
Farrow & Ball website.