Archive for December, 2011

Whenever I have the opportunity to become a snob in a new area, I jump at the chance.

Believe me, I understand that statement may sound pretty bad a first glance, but really, I’m just trying to live life to the fullest. Basically, my theory is, “Why shouldn’t I find the best of everything there is to find, and use it whenever possible?” That doesn’t mean that I look down on people who don’t, and sometimes buying the best of the best just isn’t an option. I’m just a firm believer that you get what you pay for, and I’d rather spend my money on the good stuff.

So, when I decided it was time to start shopping for paint for the guest bathroom, I started to really assess what it is that I like and don’t like about most paints, and I decided that my main complaint is the shiny, latexy finish which comes standard with most kitchen or bathroom walls… And that’s when I found Farrow and Ball.

Farrow and Ball has been around for ages, and they specalize in high end paints. Their collection is limited to 132 colors, because they believe that their classic color palette is all a traditional home should ever need… and after looking at their selection, I would say I agree.

Here is an example of their new color chart:

However, what really got me past the sticker shock of the $85 per gallon price tag, was their finish options. Specifically, the Modern Emulsion, which is a matte finish for high traffic areas. They also have several other interior and exterior finishes and a glossy finish, if you insist. 🙂

So, I ordered a sample pot of Cooking Apple Green – No. 32. Described as, “An old fashioned green made from common earth pigments.”


The sample pot was $7, and should be here in a week or so. I’ll be sure to provide you with an update when it comes!


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