Farrow & Ball has just launched a new podcast on all things color – and the guests are some of the best in design

Delve into the world of color with a host of exciting guests from the design world

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If you're anything like us here at Homes & Gardens, you're seemingly continually inspired by the use of color in home decor – intrigued by its power to shape how a space looks and feels.

Delving into this topic in great detail is Farrow & Ball, who this week announced the launch of its very own color-centric podcast. Named The Chromologist, the podcast is a personal exploration of color trends, exploring how color makes our spaces so unique. 

The series is hosted by Farrow & Ball brand ambassador Patrick O'Donnell, where each week he talks to a prominent guest from the design world. In each episode, they discuss standout colors that are significant to them, informed by their own past experiences and memories. 

'I’m always delighted by the response when we talk about color and the power of design on social media,' says Patrick O'Donnell. 'I could talk about design all day, and our followers regularly tell us they want more. So, it felt like a perfect next step to turn those conversations into a podcast and invite all these inspiring people to join me.'

'It’s amazing how much color can resonate and remind of times, whether good or bad, and create these little intimate stories that our wonderful guests were happy to share,' Patrick tells H&G. 

Guests on the podcast have so far included fashion designer and Netflix's Queer Eye star Tan France; retail guru Mary Portas; and The Secret Lives of Colour author Kassia St Clair.

Upcoming guests on the series are set to include former Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers; Australian chef Skye Gyngell; and fashion designer Christopher John Rogers, co-creator of Farrow & Ball's Carte Blanche collection, amongst other exciting names.

The Chromologist podcast is available to listen to now at Farrow & Ball and on Spotify. 

Paint & Color Editor

Emily is H&G's Paint & Color Editor, covering all things color across interior design and home decor. She joined the team in the summer of 2023, having studied Fashion Communication at university before working in various creative roles ahead of making the leap into interiors. She lives in Glasgow where she loves admiring the city's architecture, frequenting her favorite coffee spots, and sourcing vintage furniture for her tenement apartment. Emily's interior style is inspired by the simplicity of midcentury design, mixed with more playful modern pieces that inject small (but bold) doses of color.