Even though it’s not quite time to address our bedroom (more work on the first floor first), I’m considering BLACKENED By Farrow & Ball for it. Of course, I’ll be sampling it to see how it works with the light and flooring, and as you’ll see below, it can read blue or grey or white. What I like most is how peaceful it seems. Now that I have been living with other grey colors, I can attest to the calm they impart. Let’s look at Blackened in a number of different rooms, and maybe you’ll be inspired to try it too!
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Inspiring Rooms Painted BLACKENED By Farrow & Ball
If you haven’t used grey paint colors then you may not realize how much they can vary according to their undertones. This grey is actually a very cool white.
What Does Blackened Look Like?
Here’s how Farrow & Ball describes it:
“Our coolest white, with the slightest hint of grey, was historically made with the addition of lamp black pigment gathered from the smoke of burning oil lamps. Blackened sits perfectly with each of our Architectural Neutrals for a minimal look or stronger industrial feel. It’s particularly spectacular when used in Full Gloss within stainless steel kitchens, or when paired with All White for an uncompromisingly modern finish.”
I find the image above helpful since we get to see Blackened surrounded by a lot of bright white. Since the trim in my own home is a bright white, it seems like a great pairing. In this next room, we can see there is less natural light, and the color appears less blue:
How Does Blackened Compare to Other Farrow & Ball Grey Paint Colors?
I found the image of the palette with different grey paints on Elle Decor UK. What is so helpful is seeing the actual colors as dry paint and all together.
If you’re unsure whether you want a light, mid range or deeper grey, you could start with samples of these four:
Blackened Appears Atmospheric in a Kitchen
In this first example, the kitchen is minimal, and you can see the paint color’s coolness contrasted with the warm wood shelves:
Another kitchen with this greyed white feels modern with bright white trim and black accents:
Is Blackened a Tranquil Choice for a Kids Room?
It’s helpful to see how this color looks across different lighting scenarios and different seasons. The paint color looks wintry tranquil here:
and very calm in spring or summer light here:
How Does Blackened Look With Marble Tile?
Just in case you are considering the color for a bath or kitchen where it will join marble tile, here’s an inspiring image to give us an idea…
How Does Vertical Fluted Wall Paneling Look With This Gray?
Here’s a beautiful example of Blackened on skinny wood wall paneling.
Isn’t it beautiful with that wood cabinet? Here’s another example of the color with light wood tones:
Blackened in Tranquil Bedrooms
A lot of folks love this color for their bedroom, and if you’re after a restful retreat-feel, then maybe it will be a contender.
You can see how it works well with the gold tones above and below.
This may be the most helpful example of Blackened in a bedroom of all! Skip to 16:40 to see it in a beautiful Hamptons bedroom and sitting room:
I hope the glimpses help you on your own journey to find the best light grey or greyed-white paint color for your space.
You’ll find many more ideas and paint color inspiration on this blog. Start HERE.
If this color is speaking to you, I just added the best silvery-grey towels and robe to my bath. I highly recommend these:
Peace to you right where you are.
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