Bella’s Shades of Grey

2013.02.21

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We are keen on a neutral colour palette at Walnuts Farm, and here are a few of Bella’s favourite shades of greys…

Our whippet ‘Blink’ comes in a particularly fashionable tone of smokey ‘blue’ grey. He’s curled up in a tub chair that in the 1970’s was upholstered in an olive green velvet but has now faded to sage grey.

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The library is painted in a tone called ‘Old White’ by Farrow and Ball. We often place beach finds like this old piece of driftwood and a worn granite stone on the mantelpiece.

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A few Cotswold Cream Legbars run amongst our mixed flock of hens, and they reward us with a clutch of pale blue and olive grey eggs.

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I like to gather ‘reindeer moss’ that grows on the branches of a fallen oak tree at the bottom of our field. I love its texture and colour and have bowls filled with it in my simple kitchen.

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Here are two ‘French’ greys, on one of our kitchen cupboards, and an old tool box that forms a background to a collection of family photos.

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This paint is our version of ‘Dutch Interior Dark’ and comes from Farrow and Ball under the name ‘Downpipe’…

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Again in the library, a long dead Green Woodpecker blends in with his surroundings. And I am always touched by this Edwardian photograph of Nick’s relatives – two angelic young brothers, only one of whom was to survive the Somme.

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A collection of books reflect the colours of their covers onto the ‘Old White’ paint of the library.

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And finally our ‘estate paint’; we call it ‘Middle Class Grey’ but it’s actually ‘Pigeon’ from Farrow & Ball. It looks blue-ish in cool morning light and green-ish in sunlight. We chose it as a good complement to the header bricks in our admittedly rather irregular Flemish bond brickwork.

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