Tell a woman that you have bought a new car and the first thing she will ask is “What colour is it?” Colour is one of the most fundamentally important things to human life – in the world of nature it can signal danger or a source of food.
Imagine our lives without colour, everything in black and white and how that would affect us in many ways, especially spiritually and emotionally. In the long-term a world without colour would affect our whole well-being and somehow life would not seem worth living.
As an interiors designer Mark Johnson, our Head Designer at Beau-Port, has worked with colour all of his professional life and understands the value of colour, how it can create mood, atmosphere, warmth and even attract light into a dull or shadowy space. He has a detailed understanding of how light moves through a room and the effect it has at different times of the day.
“Mark helped a lot with selecting the colour of the kitchen and he knows how different colours will look in different situations and light, both with the units and the natural quartz granite work surfaces,” commented Adam Day who has recently had a Beau-Port kitchen designed and installed.
The chosen colour for Adam’s kitchen was Farrow and Ball’s ‘Elephant’s Breath’ and as they say on the Farrow and Ball website, who else would name a paint ‘Elephant’s Breath’? With their quirky paint names the Farrow and Ball brand has grown in popularity, as they can create unrivalled depth of colour, with timeless tones that are perfect for the Beau-Port bespoke kitchens – from the very contemporary style bespoke kitchens, through the Shaker style kitchens and modern traditional designs and are favoured by Beau-Port for their quality and endurance, as well as the way they add something special to each kitchen or interiors project.
Another client of Beau-Port’s selected Farrow and Ball’s ‘Pavilion Grey’ for the central island of her kitchen with ‘Old White’ on the wall units. “I just love the soft toned colours of the units that I chose from the colour chart display in the Beau-Port showroom. They are very easy on the eye, very calming yet warm,” commented Liz Burleton.
‘Pigeon’ was another F & B colour that Mark could see would work well in Liz Patel’s kitchen. Mark Johnson has an artist’s eye and appreciation for the power of colour gives him an understanding of how to use colour in different spaces and situations. He recommended the ‘Pigeon’ paint colour on some of the units to bring in a warm, yet neutral tone into the kitchen and to identify the specific areas such as the central island and the counter top larder and linking that in to the dining table by painting the legs in this soft muted tone. “We are also thrilled with the choice of Caesarstone that Mark recommended as that has also added more warmth to the look of the kitchen, and he recommended the type and colour of flooring that would best suit our family use,” said Liz Patel
The Farrow and Ball colour follows through onto the dresser linking the kitchen to snug and has also been used on the canopy that hides the extractor hood over the AGA, another area of the kitchen that Liz feels has benefited from Mark’s inspired designer’s mind and eye. ”Mark also used the colour on the countertop larder, which not only looks amazing but is one of my other favourite features of the kitchen and no other kitchen design company could give me a design like that. It is amazingly practical, in the perfect position in the kitchen and looks stunning,” continued Liz Patel.
Beau-Port’s bespoke hand painted kitchens are designed and built to last a lifetime and one of the key benefits of having a painted kitchen is that in years to come if you want to change the look and feel of your kitchen you can transform it with a new colour – Farrow and Ball of course!