We asked noted home interior instagramer @kos.home to take sometime out from her marathon training and help us put together a colour scheme for our new POP light. She recommended using Farrow & Ball estate matt emulsion no26 “Downpipe”. As you can see from her instagram feed it is one of her favourite colours and she uses it to great effect in her own bedroom. This dark rich paint gives beautiful tone and provides a perfect dark neutral backdrop for almost any interior. @kos.home suggested that our new POP light in Ministry grey would work perfectly with this backdrop, we agreed, and so we used it for some of our situ photography. Read below to hear how she advises getting the most out of this colour. Also why not do a good thing and support her fund raising for the London Marthon
1) Why did you choose Downpipe Grey?
I had recently painted our living room in Railings and loved the transition to dark interiors so decided to do the same in our bedroom. I chose Downpipe because though it is a dark grey it is slightly lighter than Railings and I liked that it can look blue or green in different lights.
2) Where do you think this colour works best?
I love Downpipe because it’s a really versatile grey that goes so well with other colours. It’s great for adding some drama to a room if you choose to paint all the walls, the ceiling or just a feature wall (like my bedroom) and also works really well for painting furniture, kitchen cabinets and woodwork.
3) Is there anywhere this colour shouldn’t be used?
4) What colour furnishings do you think work best with this colour?
Downpipe is great if you like a neutral palette or if you like bright pops of colour.
Here’s our set using Downpipe and our new POP ministry grey pendant light
In fact we liked the set and colour so much we ended up shooting all our POP lights on it. Thanks again @kos.home
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