Farrow and Ball "BORROWED LIGHT" 235 "The name says it all. It's the palest blue that they make, and it just shimmers. When you walk into a room with white woodwork and this pale blue, you think you're in heaven. My painter went home and told his wife about it, so you know you've got a winner." -T. Keller Donovan

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An inspirational image from Farrow and Ball - A bedroom with walls in Green Blue nr 84 Estate Emulsion and ceiling/trim in Wimborne White nr 239 Estate Emulsion and Estate Eggshell.

Farrow and Ball Paints - a British Company with one of the best websites I have seen out there. All of their 132 colors can be ordered in a sample size. Their self help "decorating" page walks you through selecting the right paint, finish, and how much to use. Love this company.

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