We’re revisiting a memorable kitchen tour from a showhouse in Atlanta for multiple reasons. Light Blue Farrow & Ball Paint Color plays a starring role and is a hue I am considering for a guest bedroom or powder room. Isn’t it beautiful?
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
Light Blue Paint Color
PAINT COLOR for CABINETRY: FARROW & BALL Light Blue.
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.
White Paint Color for Walls
PAINT COLOR for WALLS: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Alabaster
Find ideas for lovely paint colors HERE as well as kitchen design ideas HERE.
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.
Kitchen Design Objectives from Lauren DeLoach
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.
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.
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!
Guiding principles for creating a timeless space?
First, cross-reference some elements of your design- repeat a color or pattern or metal finish.
2. No Skimping
Second, MORE IS MORE when it comes to fabric in a room. Drapes and pillows make the space!
3. Use Antiques
Third, Antiques. Always and forever. Don’t be afraid to use them! Your grandmother would want you to!
Tell us about that amazing range! Main material is a burnished brass, and the strapping is hammered polished brass.
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.
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.
Fortunately, the homeowner purchased them and they are still hanging next to the sink.
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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.
Tile in Butler Pantry
The butler pantry’s tile is amazing…is it custom? It’s custom through Renaissance Tile.
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.
The butlers’ pantry has lots of storage and even a full size freezer and dishwasher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Roman Blind Detail
Beautiful Ceiling Design
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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.
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
I loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing the details on the most beautiful kitchen I’ve ever seen!
You’re so welcome – this kitchen is so timeless and continues to inspire me too! Lauren DeLoach and Matthew Quinn outdid themselves!
I have recently painted a bedroom chest and chair with F&B Light Blue. It is the most calming, peaceful paint color I have ever used.
Love it! I need to order it and get painting!
So hard to tell what the blue will look like with all the different lighting. I love the look of the paler pix. I have a hutch I would love to paint the blue they show in the can, but am a bit hesitant because they say it works especially well with cooler, more neutral greys. I am not much of a grey person. Do you think it would work well with creams and whites, even with a touch of beige? Then I guess I’m wondering if you think I should use that type of paint on a hutch or would you recommend chalk paint instead? All I know is the blue is stunning!!! Thanks for the gorgeous ideas.
Yes! I know just what you mean. We both need to sample it. I do think it could work with whites since the color of the walls in this showhouse kitchen are Sherwin Williams Alabaster. I do like chalk paint, and I have been known to make my own by stirring plaster of paris into flat paint. I think it always depends on the piece to be painted – satin or semigloss sometimes makes more sense for furniture.