Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball

January 13, 2021

It’s never as easy as you think to find the paint shade you have in your mind’s eye is it? I recently decided to give my house a paint refresh. I wanted to find a warm, neutral grey that would contrast nicely with white. Far too many tester pots later, my walls were blotchy and I was more confused if anything.

Discover Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball paint – the perfect pale milky grey with warm stone undertones.

It’s so true that you can find the exact colour you’re looking for when you look at in one corner of your home and then, when you try it in another corner, where the light is different, you often find yourself looking at a totally different shade.

Skimming Stone is a milky grey off-white neutral with warm stone undertones

Having driven myself slightly demented with tester blotches in all the different light conditions, I finally narrowed everything down and arrived at a decision. The element to make it onto my new soft, natural palette is Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball paint. It has a milky quality that I love. I have low ceilings and small windows in my old Hampshire cottage and all of the cooler greys felt too dark and gloomy. Because of its warm stone, almost pinky undertones, Skimming Stone feels so much more cheerful, whilst still definitely sitting comfortably among the greys. The other reason Skimming Stone will work so well in my cottage is that I have both grey slate floors and old dark brown wooden floorboards. Skimming Stone works beautifully with both, providing a colour bridge between the warm brown and cool grey.

I’ve put together a moodboard of how I’m seeing my new colour scheme coming together. I’m loving the idea of bringing in textural linens and ceramics as well as soft pink terracotta and fresh whites. It’s such an uplifting yet still very understated colour scheme don’t you think?

Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball moodboard

skimming stone farrow and ball paint moodboard showing how to decorate with this soft milky pale grey with warm stone undertones that works so well with elephant's breath and strong white. Hope you love the moodboard I have created for my own country cottage #farrowandball #skimmingstone #grey #neutral #paint

Featured in my moodboard: Plant pots from The Future Kept; textural linens from Peony & Sage; farm flowers from The Real Flower Company; Linen apron from Swedish House at Home; Teapot from Pottery West.

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Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball paint

Elephant’s Breath Farrow and Ball paint

Strong White Farrow and Ball paint

Skimming Stone Farrow and Ball paint

Skimming Stone goes well with…

Elephant’s Breath (a mid grey with a hint of magenta created by John Fowler, the notable English interior designer) and Strong White (a cool white with light grey undertones). I’ve added both shades to my moodboard and really like how they work on there…

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