I boxed off decisions for Project Pad today, a small hotel style rental for short term let which we’re getting ready to pop on the market in March. As it’s a compact room, all the elements have to work brilliantly together for the scheme to work as a whole, the bed & headboard, the flooring, the kitchen doors & worktop & tiles, the bathroom panelling & tiles, the paint colours – it’s a interior design minefield where one wrong decision knocks the whole room from perfection to average! Seriously, I even agonised over whether the tile grout in the shower area would work with the skirting colour in the living area. If that isn’t dedication to the cause, I don’t know what is.
I’ve been wanting to try some of the new Farrow & Ball colours but it’s no good choosing something new & on trend just for the sake of it, it has to work. Originally I’d specified deep graphite wall panelling but was worried too dark a shade would close in the teeny shower room. Mole’s Breath has proved a fabulous lighter yet still rich grey, which I’m going to carry on into the living room around all the skirting boards and also on the picture rail. Dimpse looked lovely on the card but proved a tad too blue, with Ammonite a warmer shade of grey which looks gorgeous with the new Ikea Brokhult kitchen doors.
As a pop of colour, I’ve chosen F&B’s Yellowcake, a bright, punchy ray of sunshine with I’m going to use on a mirror frame and on some rather brilliant cardboard lights. Roll on Spring!!