From Medium Grey to Bright and Crisp White: A Living Room Farrow & Ball Paint Transformation

Today’s blog post is about my recent Living Room Transformation with just Farrow and Ball White Paint! I have been wanting to repaint the living room for ages and I always knew it was going to be a Farrow and Ball white paint!

White is modern, timeless and looks stunning in period properties as well.

Why I chose THIS Farrow and Ball white?
Because this hue from Farrow & Ball is a clean white with a hint of grey (not blue) and a hint of pink too so it has real depth and interest. It looks sophisticated but at the same time understated, smart and elegant. I love it. The room is south facing so it’s definitely very bright so I need to break it with strong materials, plants, and soft furniture.

I was inspired by Nordic interiors as well as Parisian Haussman-style apartments.

Thankfully our walls were good quality so the preparation was minimal.

I thought about having it done by a decorator but as I had a little time on my hands, I decided to save the money and do it myself but if that seems a chore I’d recommend doing it by a professional. It a physical exercise. In total it took three full days.

Tools and materials used:

Disclaimer: I am an interior blogger and DIYer, not a professional painter. Click links to buy products.

farrow ball white wevet living room


Like my wall panels? Then you’ll like this other blog article: How to create Architectural wall panels – DIY Tutorial

To protect the areas I used:


1- Remove dust from the walls and clean any dirt

2- Give a little sand on any imperfection. Here typically you’d use filler on holes or cracks but our walls were ok so I didn’t need to do that.

farrow ball white wevet living room

3- Protect the furniture, flooring and start painting!

farrow ball white wevet living room

4- I started with the walls and finished with the wall panels, dado rail and skirting.

3 coats later (1x undercoat, 2x paint coats) and it was completed!

Tip: Sand a little bit between coats where you see imperfections

farrow ball white wevet living room
farrow and ball wevet

And here we have my own personal chic elegant living room inspired by Haussmann Parisian apartments but with a British touch.

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farrow and ball wevet living room
farrow and ball wevet living room

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