Light Blue Farrow & Ball Paint Color: Tranquil Inspiration Now!

We’re revisiting a memorable kitchen tour from a showhouse in Atlanta for multiple reasons. The Light Blue Farrow & Ball Paint Color playing a starring role is one I am considering for a guest bedroom. Isn’t it beautiful?

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.

Light Blue Farrow & Ball Paint Color: Tranquil Design Inspiration

Kitchen Design Details

Project: Kitchen – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens Design: Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria and Lauren DeLoach Interiors Architect: Yong Pak Builder: Michael Ladisic Images: Design Indulgence and Emily Followill for Atlanta Homes

Farrow & Ball Light Blue painted cabinetry in a stunning traditional kitchen in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.

Light Blue Paint Color

PAINT COLOR for CABINETRY: FARROW & BALL Light Blue.

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FARROW & BALL Light Blue is a light silvery blue and the lightest blue from F&B’s original collection. Light Blue becomes a little more silver in tone shaded areas so it is popular for halls, especially when the remainder of the house is painted in cooler, more neutral greys. When used in well lit areas, it feels both peaceful and calming.
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Light Blue from Farrow & Ball is a light silvery blue and the lightest blue from F&B’s original collection. This color becomes a little more silver in tone shaded areas so it is popular for halls, especially when the remainder of the house is painted in cooler, more neutral greys. When used in well lit areas, it feels both peaceful and calming. FIND A SAMPLE HERE.

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White Paint Color for Walls

PAINT COLOR for WALLS: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster

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SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster SW 7008.

Find ideas for lovely paint colors HERE as well as kitchen design ideas HERE.

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Resources for this Kitchen

CABINETRY AND KITCHEN BACKSPLASH: Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio. HARDWARE: Matthew Quinn Collection COUNTERTOPS: Levantina, fabricated by Construction Resources. SINKS & FAUCETS: Rohl TILE: Renaissance Tile & Bath. RANGE, WARMING DRAWER, STEAM OVEN & HOOD: Wolf REFRIGERATOR: Sub-Zero. DISHWASHER: Asko LIGHTING: Circa RUG: Moattar INSERTS: Rev-a-Shelf.

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Kitchen Design Objectives

We wanted to create a cozy, proportional kitchen. This home has a ton of old character and classic details. The kitchen needed to fit in without standing out in scale, if that makes sense? As boring as it may sound, functionality was our main objective. Matthew is the master at making a place for everything.

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Color Palette Inspiration

We preferred a color other than white, and blue is the homeowner’s favorite color. The blue we settled on works as almost a neutral in the space.

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Insider Secrets About the Cabinets?

Matthew Quinn and I loved the idea of using brass accents with the light blue. Something you may not be able to see from photos? The paint is brushed on the cabinets. We all felt this made the kitchen feel more a part of the original house–like cabinetry that had been painted many times over the years!

Brass range hood over Wolf range in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.

Guiding principles for creating a timeless space?

1. Repetition

First, cross-reference some elements of your design- repeat a color or pattern or metal finish.

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2. No Skimping

Second, MORE IS MORE when it comes to fabric in a room. Drapes and pillows make the space!

Farm sink with arch window in blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.

3. Use Antiques

Third, Antiques. Always and forever. Don’t be afraid to use them! Your grandmother would want you to!

Stunning built-in blue painted shelves with lace creamware plates and banquette.
Farmsink with arched window in blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens 2017.

Tell us about that amazing range! Main material is a burnished brass, and the strapping is hammered polished brass.

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Light blue painted cabinets in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.

Light Blue Plates on Wall

Everyone has emailed me about those plates near the sink…can we get them? They are antique Ridgeway plates found at Interiors Market in Atlanta.

Blue plates hung on wall near sink in kitchen of 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse.

I have never seen any others like them, and I’m constantly shopping antique china. They were the exact shade of the cabinet color so I think they were meant to be there.

Waterfall island in light blue kitchen design with farm sink and arched window in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.

Fortunately, the homeowner purchased them and they are still hanging next to the sink.

Beautiful Butler Pantry

Look at how much darker the Farrow & Ball Light Blue appears on these cupboards in the pantry where there is considerably less natural light.

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Backsplash detail in traditional blue and white kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.

Tile in Butler Pantry

The butler pantry’s tile is amazing…is it custom? It’s custom through Renaissance Tile.

Round window and tile backsplash in blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.

We loved the handmade quality. And tying the light blue and cream, together with the darker blue color of those cabinets made it a very cozy space. 

Detail of backsplash and blue painted cabinetry in traditional kitchen with brass hardware.
Detail of tile backsplash in butler pantry.
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The butlers’ pantry has lots of storage and even a full size freezer and dishwasher.

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Breakfast Room Overview

Yong Pak (the architect) drew those lovely niches with plate ledges, and I’m a sucker for plates on the wall! I decided that painting the back wall the same color as the kitchen would really unify the two spaces.

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It’s light yet elegant and feels refined without feeling stuffy…I love that balance! That balance makes everyone feel comfortable in the space, and you wanted to linger. 

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Resources for this Dining Space

RUG: Moattar CREAMWARE: Interiors Market MONOGRAMMED LINENS: Custom through Gramercy Home. GOBLETS AND BUD VASES: Erika Reade Ltd. CUSTOM BANQUETTE AND WINDOW WALL: Bjork Studio FABRICS: Cowtan & Tout. LIGHTING: Circa.

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Drapes & Upholstery Details

I worked with a local company to design the banquette using recycled leather for the seat and a fabulous Cowtan & Tout Buffalo Check for the back.

Stunning blue and white checks in breakfast area in kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta

During a meeting, the fabric panel around the round window just popped into my head and that wonderful flower brass nailhead detail was born! I love how that pulls the brass elements from the kitchen subtly into the space.

Detail of blue and white check upholstered wall with nail head detail and round window.
Nailhead detail on blue and white check upholstered wall and banquette.

More Cowtan & Tout fabric was used for the draperies on both the french doors outside and the cased opening opposite so the breakfast area is flanked by fabric. I’m a big believer that drapes make the space!

Blue and white check upolstered wall and banquette in traditional kitchen.

Furniture & Accessories in the Breakfast Room

ANTIQUE CREAMWARE was loaned from Interiors Market. I personally collect reticulated basketweave creamware like the pieces I used and thought it seemed so graphic against the blue wall. We were so fortunate to be able to use so many fine pieces!

Lace creamware plates on blue painted shelves in traditional kitchen at Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.
Lace creamware plates

DINING FURNITURE includes an antique table and chairs. The antique table and chairs just suited the space. I prefer to use antiques as much as possible in my designs for the sense of history they bring to a space. The table felt like it could have been a family piece that was passed from generation to generation.

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Placesetting

design indulgence: SOUTHEASTERN DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE & GARDENS 2017.

Roman Blind Detail

Linen roman shade with blue and cream embroidered detail in kitchen of Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017.
Detail of a Roman blind in a traditional style kitchen.

Beautiful Ceiling Design

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.

Great Room Open to Kitchen

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Kitchen Design Resource

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-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Connie
    November 13, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Oh my that is truly lovely! Normally I’m not drawn to blue but this kitchen is stunning!

    We are just moving into a new-to-us house. I too painted the kitchen cabinets myself using a brush…for the same reason: to make it look as if it had been painted throughout the years. They turned out lovely and the oak grain (not my choice but it was there so….. 😉 also helps to give the cabinets a look of distinction and patina.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 13, 2019 / 1:22 pm

      I loved painting our Arizona kitchen cabinets by hand – it was a relaxing and gratifying projects. Please do share more details about what type of paint you used and any pitfalls to avoid! xox

  2. Sandra Hinds
    December 28, 2020 / 8:56 am

    I loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing the details on the most beautiful kitchen I’ve ever seen!

    • Michele
      Author
      December 28, 2020 / 11:03 am

      You’re so welcome – this kitchen is so timeless and continues to inspire me too! Lauren DeLoach and Matthew Quinn outdid themselves!

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