It’s been a wonderful week for floral wallpapers, what with the unveiling of Farrow & Ball’s latest collection of wallpapers for the new season. I was delighted to see these new wall coverings for the first time and to learn more about the inspiration behind the designs. From nature and textures as well as play on pattern, this iconic paint and paper design house has created bold, contemporary floral prints with influences similar to my own and close to my heart.

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And so with floral patterned wall coverings being at the forefront of our minds at present, alongside the fact that I’ve had many recent requests on recommendations for wall paint colour choices to go alongside my own Mairi Helena floral wallpaper range, it seemed the right time to write a post on such matters!

And so I’ve dedicated a post to ‘thoughts and ideas on choosing paint colours for decorating alongside my Mairi Helena Wallpapers’. The paint choices below refer to Farrow and Ball’s iconic range of paints, simply because I love their timeless colour ranges. Every time I use their paints I’m always immediately pleased with the quality of the paints, the richness of pigments and the finish as well as being drawn by their story of the craftsmanship and maintenance of traditional methods.

And so let’s get started!

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

Mairi Helena emerald thistle wallpaper?

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Mairi Helena Emerald Thistle Wallpaper

Mairi Helena Emerald Thistle print bespoke wall covering, an eclectic thistle print design inspired by the Scottish landscapes, nature, rustic textures, flora and tartans.

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Wall paint options for your home can either remain with Farrow & Ball’s warm greys:

CABBAGE WHITE

LAMP ROOM GREY

MOLES BREATH

WORSTED

Or alternatively if you’re feeling a little bolder and daring for some richer pigments (this can really help the wallpaper to sing), consider:

OVAL ROOM BLUE

VARDO

BRINJAL

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle wallpaper?

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Mairi Helena Harris Green Thistle Wallpaper

Mairi Helena Harria Green Thistle Wallpaper takes inspiration from the flora and fauna found in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, from the cotton and heather moors to the lichens and mosses.

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When choosing complementing wall paint colours for your interior project, consider warm, relaxing hues such as Farrow and Ball’s

CHURLISH GREEN

or

GREEN GROUND

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Bronze Flush Thistle wallpaper?

mairi helena bronze flush thistle wallpaper

Mairi Helena Bronze Flush Thistle Wallpaper

Mairi Helena Bronze Flush Thistle Wallpaper features hints of coppers, warm golds as well as dark indigo blues and deep plums. I love picking up on these rich shades by styling alongside bursts of metallics, dark grain woods and rich paint colours.

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Go bold and style it dark with Farrow and Ball’s

RAILINGS

HAGUE BLUE

MANOR HOUSE GREY

Or alternatively, consider a warm contrasting colour for your wall interiors such as

SUDBURY YELLOW

FARROWS CREAM

SKIMMING STONE

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Fire Thistle wallpaper?

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Mairi Helena Fire Thistle Wallpaper 

Mairi Helena Fire Thistle Wallpaper, inspired by rustic weatherbeaten moorlands, corrugated rooftops on the Isle of Harris, stone formations along the East Neuk pathways of Fife and a blush of pink for a splash vibrancy.

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Paint colour choices could include picking out warm, versatile creams and hints of yellow, including Farrow and Ball’s

SUDBURY YELLOW

HAY

FARROWS CREAM

Or alternatively, considering a green colour palette for your home interior such as

CALKE GREEN

BALL GREEN

TURNSGATE GREEN

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Summer Thistle wallpaper?

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Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Wallpaper 

Mairi Helena Summer Thistle Inspired by bursts of opulent reds and rich contrasting greens. I love styling alongside golds and rich terracotta plains and dark wood floors.

The door featured here is painted in Farrow and Ball Drop Cloth which acts as a lovely neutralising base colour.

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Other base wall paint colour choices for your interior decoration project could include Farrow and Ball’s

POINTING 

or 

HOUSE WHITE

Alternatively, on the other hand consider a complementing green hue for your walls such as

CALKE GREEN

LICHEN

BALL GREEN

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle wallpaper?

mairi helena grey tailor thistle wallpaper

Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper

Mairi Helena Grey Tailor Thistle Wallpaper, a popular choice, inspired by slate greys, warm gorse, heather purples and thistle heads.

mairi helena grey tailor thistle wallpaper

One colour that works well with this particular wallpaper design is Farrow and Ball’s Elephants Breath, a rich, warm grey. If you’re considering adding a little more pastel purple hue into the room then another alternative is Peignoir.

Other Farrow and Ball Colours I have on my mood board above include JOA’S White, Cord and Dead Salmon.

And last but not least for this post:

Which Farrow & Ball Paint Colours to complement……

…..Mairi Helena Fine Art Pink Thistle wallpaper?

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Mairi Helena Fine Art Pink Thistle Wallpaper 

An eclectic ‘pink thistle’ design inspired by weatherbeaten landscapes, pink watercolours, rustic textures, flora and tartans.

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Consider neutral base hues for your walls such as Farrow and Ball’s

JOA’S WHITE

MATCH STICK

SLIPPER SATIN

I love introducing Fine Art Pink Thistle Wallpaper with soft, neutral stone and ceramics.

Alternatively add a hint of warm tones found throughout the wallpaper design, in the form of wall paint colour choices such as

YELLOW GROUND

FARROWS CREAM

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I hope that this post has given you some food for thought when considering wall paint colour ideas for introducing Mairi Helena Wallpapers into your own home renovation project.

This post has only included seven of our twelve wallpaper designs available. To view the full range of Mairi Helena Wallpapers, just visit our online shop and please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any help with samples.

Let me know how you get on!

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