September saw a vast influx of design shows and future design trends, with passion for colour being at the forefront.

As we’ve been influenced by exhibitions such as Maison et Objet and the London Design Festival, it is no wonder that we have chosen the wonderful and striking shade Rangwali (No.296) by Farrow and Ball as our Colour of the Month for October.

An exotic and adventurous pink

Our October Colour of the Month is Rangwali, part of a new nine shade collection from Farrow & Ball.

Farrow and Ball say:

“This colour is exotic, happy and vital. The most adventurous of our pinks, Rangwali is incredibly friendly and takes its name from the powder which is thrown so enthusiastically during the Holi festival of colours in India. Though bright, it has an absorbing depth of colour which is achieved by adding a small dose of black pigment.”

Pretty in pink

Pink is a tone which is commonly associated with femininity, compassion and romance. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the power of pink, as it can create some of the most calming and nurturing environments.

Indeed, this year’s Dulux Trade Colour of the Year is Heart Wood, Heart Wood a pink that was chosen to ensure daily environments can become places of calm, and where noise can be turned down.

Pink can look bright and fresh when teamed with clean whites, creams and light soft pastel tones. Or, if accented with navy blues or charcoal greys, it can create sophisticated urban schemes.

If you are partial to a more vibrant look, pair pink together with dramatic shades such as mustard yellows, turquoise greens or Mediterranean blues. 

Matching products for our Colour of the Month

If you’re not confident in using Rangwali as a main wall colour, you can still introduce it into your scheme with furnishings and fabrics. See the examples below…

Marcia Chair, Swoon – £399

Elton Lamp, Maison Du Monde – £59.99

Tumbler, H&M Home – £3.99



Missed our previous Colours of the Month? See them here:

September, August

If you need interior design advice and inspiration, speak to our Interior Architecture and Design team. Email or call (0115) 967 3767.