If 2023 was the year for grounding, subtle colors, 2024 is set to be quite the opposite – if Christopher John Rogers' new collection with Farrow & Ball is anything to go by.
The New York-based designer known for dressing the likes of Viola Davis, Michelle Obama, and Elle Fanning teamed up with the British paint powerhouse to create Carte Blanche – a capsule collection of 12 shades that mirror his design ideology – rooted in pure, indulgent color.
Much like his garments, the collection, launching September 7th, bursts with vibrancy – composing four neutrals, eight statement paints, and three wallpaper prints that bring Roger's 'distinctive flair' to our homes. 'This palette of handcrafted paint and paper places the emphasis on expressive, individual style,' said Farrow & Ball as they announced their latest paint trends. But how exactly do these shades celebrate individuality?
According to Farrow & Ball, these hues are all inspired by Louisiana-native Christopher's 'cherished memories of food and family,' but while they are personal to the designer, they are versatile enough to take on new meanings in our own spaces – however, we chose to play with them.
'I’m obsessed with Christopher’s use of color, and his lines are impeccable. You can’t help but be drawn to the exquisite quality of his pieces, a key reason why he felt like such a natural partner for us,' Farrow & Ball's Creative Director Charlotte Cosby says. 'Craft and attention to detail are intrinsic to both of our processes, so I always knew this collaboration was going to be something special.' But what exactly does this mean for future color trends?
H&G's Digital Editor, Jennifer Ebert, explains that while decorating with neutrals will always be on trend and these grounding hues will always have their place, the influence of social media means bolder palettes, like Carte Blanche, have a growing influence on how we may design in the future.
'Soothing, earthy shades are certainly not falling out of favor; we can't help but feel inspired by the more vibrant spaces saved on our Instagram and Pinterest boards,' Jen says. 'We have abundant design inspiration at our fingertips, and the more we look at playful, joyous homes, the more we want this look for ourselves.'
Jen is the Editor of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.
'Whether we opt for a statement accent wall – or experiment with something subtler, like a colored door frame – these powerful color choices will only make our homes happier – and reflect our most fun personalities in the process.'
The Carte Blanche collection isn't available until September 7th, but color cards are available for pre-order right now. It's time we start planning our most playful era yet.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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