Farrow & Ball collaborates with the Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum has teamed up with renowned paint manufacturer Farrow & Ball to create their first ever paint collection, inspired by the true colours of nature. The collaboration draws on the Museum’s world-leading collection – specifically its rare book library which holds Werner’s Nomenclature of Colour, a colour guide used by Charles Darwin on his seminal voyage on HMS Beagle. This ground-breaking book was first published in 1814 and became an invaluable tool for scientists and artists like. In a pre-photographic age, it gave the world an official classification of colour in nature, allowing intrepid explorers to fully describe the ever-expanding world around them.


The new Colour by Nature palette of 16 hues includes vibrant oranges and reds, greens and blues and a range of soft neutrals. Each shade is just as meticulously identified, classified and researched as those that make up Farrow & Ball’s core palette, and blended with an eco-friendly water base that is safe for your world and everyone who shares it. Every colour described in Werner’s book evokes a vision inspired by the natural world. Colour by Nature is a celebration not only of colour, but also of our shared respect and curiosity for the natural world.


Find your sample pot or colour card in the Natural History Museum's Cranbourne Boutique, or order your free colour card from Farrow & Ball.