When a designer known for having a particular knack for color and pattern collaborates with a design house known for creating widely loved paint colors and wallpapers, you know the results will be exceptional. This is the case with White carda new collection from the designer Christopher John Rogers In cooperation with Farrow & Ball. The collaboration consists of four basic neutrals, eight vibrant colors, and three wallpaper prints, each of which is beautiful in its own way.
Even if you’ve seen hundreds of paint samples before, we have a hunch these new looks will excite your eyes. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of creative sources, from artist Ellsworth Kelly to airport decor, Rogers turned to his childhood memories of food and family to create the 12 colors.
Every designer, creative, and design enthusiast knows that finding the right color for a space can be very difficult. With Carte Blanche, searching is now much easier. Below, the shades are described by the designer and the design house themselves:
Pig plum: It is a muddy yellow color reminiscent of the sweet and sour fruit found throughout Central America and the southern states.
Roasted Macadamia: A favorite of squirrels, this soft neutral is named after the nut of a similar shade.
Leeks: A cheerful pink color that takes its name from a sweeter member of the allium family widely used in Cajun cuisine.
Romesco: A rich, gorgeous red hue that evokes the classic Spanish sauce, which can also be used as a favorite makeup shade.
Cardamom: A rich brown color inspired by the warm, versatile spice used in dishes around the world.
Raw Tomatoes: This cheerful, green topping is inspired by fried green tomatoes made by my beloved grandmother.
Lobster: A vibrant blue color that takes its name from a famous Louisiana fishery.
Sardines: This silvery blue color takes its name from his beloved grandfather’s favorite afternoon snack.
Au Lait: This smooth white is inspired by New Orleans’ famous chicory coffee, which is often served with steamed milk.
Licorice: This deep black candy is a classic candy made using the root of the plant from which it takes its name.
Blue Corn: This deep blue color is inspired by the unique color of corn popular in Mexico and the southern states.
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: Bright blue in color, this shade is named after the brightly colored beverage made by infusing petals from butterfly pea flowers.
For the graphic wallpapers, he drew inspiration from shapes from his own works, Bauhaus textiles, and one of Farrow & Ball’s timeless typeface designs. Each of the three wallpaper designs comes in four different colors using colors from the Carte Blanche palette, creating a seamless collection that can easily translate onto blank walls.
For more information about the Carte Blanche collection, visit Farrow-balk.com.
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