Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath

If you want to go for a gray wall in your living area that is not too dark then, Farrow & Ball suggest using colours with a yellow base which will make for a warmer grey. Try using Elephant’s Breath No.229 has the most contemporary feel, with a purple undertone.

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"Elephant's Breath with its hint of magenta will read as a warm contemporary grey but can become almost lilac in west facing rooms. To make it less lilac it is best not used with All White, but with the softer Strong White. For fashionable interiors, offset it with Charleston Gray and London Clay as slightly more intense accents. Mid Tones Undercoat...An interpretation of this famously named colour by John Fowler. Use as a colour in its own right, or as part of a 'stone' scheme. Use Undercoat No. 1."

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Farrow & Ball Elephants Breath can be slightly beige in a south-facing room and more grey in the blue light of a north-facing room. It is a great color chameleon giving different color tones throughout the day giving the appearance of either a pure gray, a kahki green, a stoney gray and even some pale heather undertones. This paint color looks great paired up with white trim and white cabinets in the kitchen.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted living rooms

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath is a great paint color choice for living rooms.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted walls looks amazing combined with purple furniture. via Amoroso Design

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted walls looks amazing combined with purple furniture. via Amoroso Design

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath combines in a fantastic way with white trim and white furnishings.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath combines in a fantastic way with white trim and white furnishings.

Mid-sized country formal open concept living room in London with grey walls, light hardwood floors and a wood stove. The sofa, in charcoal grey brushed cotton, is from OneDeko, while the walls, units and dining table are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath. This pale hue allows the furniture to recede into the background, as Lindsey was keen that the accessories didn’t distract from the building itself. via Rendall & Wright

Mid-sized country formal open concept living room in London with grey walls, light hardwood floors and a wood stove. The sofa, in charcoal grey brushed cotton, is from OneDeko, while the walls, units and dining table are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath. This pale hue allows the furniture to recede into the background, as Lindsey was keen that the accessories didn’t distract from the building itself. via Rendall & Wright

Elephant's breath walls, bone sofa, with blue, orange and grey accents. Transitional living room in San Francisco via John K. Anderson Design

Elephant's breath walls, bone sofa, with blue, orange and grey accents. Transitional living room in San Francisco via John K. Anderson Design

The curves maintain a soft, family-friendly feeling, while the mix of materials and the artwork give the the couple the original style they love. Wall paint: Elephant’s Breath, Farrow & Ball; sofa: Van Gogh Designs; barrel chairs: Elte. Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary living room in Toronto with grey walls, a standard fireplace and no tv. via FIG Interiors

The curves maintain a soft, family-friendly feeling, while the mix of materials and the artwork give the the couple the original style they love. Wall paint: Elephant’s Breath, Farrow & Ball; sofa: Van Gogh Designs; barrel chairs: Elte. Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary living room in Toronto with grey walls, a standard fireplace and no tv. via FIG Interiors

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath in the living room, looks great with white ceiling and trim.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath in the living room, looks great with white ceiling and trim.

Wooden Araton footstool; Milano sofa, both Flamant. Gala coffee table, Habitat. Walls painted in Elephant’s Breath, Farrow & Ball. Browse 10 simple steps to working the industrial look. via TG-Studio

Wooden Araton footstool; Milano sofa, both Flamant. Gala coffee table, Habitat. Walls painted in Elephant’s Breath, Farrow & Ball. Browse 10 simple steps to working the industrial look. via TG-Studio

Still as popular as ever, with cool grey tones in the morning, and warm oatmeal tones in the afternoon sun. via Farrow & Ball

Still as popular as ever, with cool grey tones in the morning, and warm oatmeal tones in the afternoon sun. via Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath looks amazing with the red accents on the walls.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath looks amazing with the red accents on the walls.

Panelling painted in Elephants Breath with Skimming Stone above, paint available from Farrow & Ball. Heritage Wall Panels From The Wall Panelling Company.

Panelling painted in Elephants Breath with Skimming Stone above, paint available from Farrow & Ball. Heritage Wall Panels From The Wall Panelling Company.

Blend old and new - Have an historic home but modern tastes? Don’t try to downplay your home’s period features – emphasise them, as this designer has, to create an eye-catching contrast with your contemporary furniture. Love the mixture of red accents with the gray wall color. Walls painted in Elephant's Breath. via The Room Company

Blend old and new - Have an historic home but modern tastes? Don’t try to downplay your home’s period features – emphasise them, as this designer has, to create an eye-catching contrast with your contemporary furniture. Love the mixture of red accents with the gray wall color. Walls painted in Elephant's Breath. via The Room Company

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted kitchen cabinets, walls and ceiling

This warm gray paint with slight purple undertones makes for a fantastic paint color for your kitchen cabinets, look at the examples below.

Expansive traditional kitchen in North West. All the paint was produced by Farrow & Ball. The Cabinets were Elephants Breath, and the Island was Chemise (no longer available), I believe the walls were painted in Cornforth White. The tiles are a metro type tile with a small bevelled edge, unfortunately I forget where they were sourced, but I hope that's helpful. via Lewis Alderson & Co.

Expansive traditional kitchen in North West. All the paint was produced by Farrow & Ball. The Cabinets were Elephants Breath, and the Island was Chemise (no longer available), I believe the walls were painted in Cornforth White. The tiles are a metro type tile with a small bevelled edge, unfortunately I forget where they were sourced, but I hope that's helpful. via Lewis Alderson & Co.

Traditional u-shaped kitchen. In this space the ceiling has been painted in Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath, while the walls are painted Savage Ground by Farrow and Ball and the kitchen cabinets in white. via Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID

Traditional u-shaped kitchen. In this space the ceiling has been painted in Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath, while the walls are painted Savage Ground by Farrow and Ball and the kitchen cabinets in white. via Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID

A small country l-shaped open plan kitchen in London with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors and a peninsula. The simplicity of the beautifully crafted kitchen masks high-end appliances, such as the range. The units were built for Rendall by Unpainted Kitchens to her own design, then painted in Elephant’s Breath (a gray) to reflect the rest of the scheme. via Rendall & Wright

A small country l-shaped open plan kitchen in London with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors and a peninsula. The simplicity of the beautifully crafted kitchen masks high-end appliances, such as the range. The units were built for Rendall by Unpainted Kitchens to her own design, then painted in Elephant’s Breath (a gray) to reflect the rest of the scheme. via Rendall & Wright

This is an example of a transitional kitchen in London with shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback and light hardwood floors. Kitchen cabinets painted in Elephant's Breath

This is an example of a transitional kitchen in London with shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback and light hardwood floors. Kitchen cabinets painted in Elephant's Breath via Cortney Bishop Design

White kitchen with blue kitchen island and kitchen cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath

White kitchen with blue kitchen island and kitchen cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath

Traditional eat-in kitchen in Dublin with an undermount sink, beaded inset cabinets and grey cabinet. Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball Paint on cabinet. via Optimise Design

Traditional eat-in kitchen in Dublin with an undermount sink, beaded inset cabinets and grey cabinet. Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball Paint on cabinet. via Optimise Design

Transitional galley kitchen with recessed-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, beige splashback, subway tile splashback, light hardwood floors and an island. cabinet color= farrow and ball: elephant's breath no. 229. via Peach Studio

Transitional galley kitchen with recessed-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, beige splashback, subway tile splashback, light hardwood floors and an island. cabinet color= farrow and ball: elephant's breath no. 229. via Peach Studio

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath country kitchen cabinets. Hill Farm Furniture Ltd

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath country kitchen cabinets. Hill Farm Furniture Ltd

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted bedroom walls

Contemporary bedroom with walls painted in Farrow and Ball's Elephants's breath. Love the modern art and the gray bed. via Lucy Harris Studio

Contemporary bedroom with walls painted in Farrow and Ball's Elephants's breath. Love the modern art and the gray bed. via Lucy Harris Studio

Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball Paint bedroom walls, gray bedroom design, four poster bed.

Elephants Breath by Farrow and Ball Paint bedroom walls, gray bedroom design, four poster bed.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted walls in this mid-sized traditional guest bedroom. The Humber with grey walls, carpet, a standard fireplace and a metal fireplace surround.

Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath painted walls in this mid-sized traditional guest bedroom. The Humber with grey walls, carpet, a standard fireplace and a metal fireplace surround.

Eclectic teen room for girls with walls painted in farrow and ball - elephants's breath. The purple undertones stand out more with the use of purple curtains.

Eclectic teen room for girls with walls painted in farrow and ball - elephants's breath. The purple undertones stand out more with the use of purple curtains.

Storage was also a key priority and the designer suggested a large triple wardrobe, two side tables, a chest of drawers and a tall boy, all from the same range for a unified feel. Walls painted in Elephant’s Breath; Tessella wallpaper, both Farrow & Ball. Chelsea bed, The French Bedroom Company. Carrington furniture, all Barker & Stonehouse. Throw; cushions; blinds in Sloane fabric, all Designers Guild. Via Interior Therapy

Storage was also a key priority and the designer suggested a large triple wardrobe, two side tables, a chest of drawers and a tall boy, all from the same range for a unified feel. Walls painted in Elephant’s Breath; Tessella wallpaper, both Farrow & Ball. Chelsea bed, The French Bedroom Company. Carrington furniture, all Barker & Stonehouse. Throw; cushions; blinds in Sloane fabric, all Designers Guild. Via Interior Therapy

In the master bedroom, black-framed family portraits serve as a headboard. The bedroom windows add much-needed light and views into the backyard. Paint color: Elephant's Breath by Farrow & Ball. via Holly Marder

In the master bedroom, black-framed family portraits serve as a headboard. The bedroom windows add much-needed light and views into the backyard. Paint color: Elephant's Breath by Farrow & Ball. via Holly Marder

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