ISSUE 32  |  Distinctive Kitchens

Palette & Paints: The Green Door

August 08, 2008 7:11 PM

BY Julie Carlson

These photos make me want to paint my front door Farrow & Ball Pea Green (No. 33), which the charmingly Old World UK company describes as a “clear green, as found on the original plain green paper of the Caricature Room at Calke Abbey.”

Farrow & Ball has this to say about its paints: “Our environmental sensitivity extends throughout the manufacturing process. From the sourcing of our materials to energy use, wastage, packaging and distribution, we adopt an environmentally friendly approach. Unlike most other manufacturers, we do not use ammonia or formaldehyde in any of our interior paint formulations.” Go to Farrow & Ball to browse paint colors and find a dealer.

Below: Granny Smith green is surprisingly appealing in the bath:

Try Auro paints for a similar acid lime shade: No. 330-0060. Auro is a German company that recently began distributing in the US (go to Auro USA for information). “Our paints are breathable and are based on natural ingredients and plant and mineral pigments. Our wood finishes are micro-porous so they don’t flake, peel or blister and are easily maintainable. Our use of natural and plant based ingredients means that allergy sufferers and people who are chemically sensitive are more able to tolerate our products.” Sounds good to us.