Elephant’s Breath Farrow And Ball
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Elephant’s Breath No.229 by Farrow and Ball
Isn’t this Farrow and Ball paint colour gorgeous?! Let’s dive in to find out more about it and if it’s the right hue for you.
In this colour review video of Elephant’s Breath by Farrow And Ball, I share:
- The undertone of my featured colour
- Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
- Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
- Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project
After you watch the video, if you would like all this information conveniently laid out for you in one place and have even more paint colour combinations to use with Elephants Breath, take a look at my new Perfect Colour Palette.
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Video Colour Review of Elephant’s Breath
As a reference point, let’s start off by taking a look below at this clients living room we designed. It’s painted Shale by Benjamin Moore.
Although Shale has slightly less intensity than Elephant’s Breath, it is quite comparable.
Below is a Farrow and Ball image with Elephant’s Breath on the bathroom walls.
Elephant’s Breath is described by Farrow & Ball as a warm mid-gray with a hint of magenta, but can also look lilac depending on the light.
Joa’s White No.226 & Pavillion Gray No.242
Best Whites To Pair With Elephant’s Breath
Pointing White No.2003 By Farrow & Ball
School House White No. 291 By Farrow & Ball
All White No.2005 By Farrow & Ball
Fabulous Colour Combinations
Cornforth White No.228, Blue Gray No.91, & Brinjal No.222
Cornforth White No.228 by Farrow & Ball
Blue Gray No. 91 by Farrow & Ball
Brinjal No.222 by Farrow & Ball
Charleston Gray No.243, Mahogany No.36 & Brinjal No.222
Mahogany No.36 by Farrow & Ball
Charleston Gray No.243 by Farrow & Ball
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Which room would be your favourite to use Elephant’s Breath? Comment below, I always love hearing from you!
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Jeri| 24 November 2019
Love your color guides and I really enjoy watching the video and having the blog for reference. ??
Claire Jefford| 24 November 2019
Thanks Jeri. I figure I cover all grounds with the blog and the video. 😉
Leslie Price| 24 November 2019
Love all of the color inspiration and insight! Thank you!
Claire Jefford| 24 November 2019
Darla Powell| 24 November 2019
Excellent as always! I would love to see the research that went into naming this color, lol.
Claire Jefford| 24 November 2019
It would be a fun job to name paint colours, eh?! Thanks Darla!
Dolores| 30 April 2020
Hi , my bedroom walls are painted elephant breath , furniture is white , I have 3 prints to put on wall but don’t know what colour frames to use can you help please.
Claire Jefford| 5 May 2020
Hello Dolores. You can look at picking out a prominent but complimentary colour from your bedding or area rug. Or what about the pictures themselves, they might have a consistent colour that ties in nicely with Elephant’s Breath and your other furnishings. In my new Essential Colour Guides I share co-ordinating colours to pair with Elephant’s Breath, you can find out more about my guides here –> https://clairejefford.com/product/elephants-breath/
Colleen| 14 May 2020
Hi. My house is painted with Elephants Breath. Dove Tale, Charleston Gray, London Clay and Mahogany (floors). I tried adding a blue (Dix Blue) and green (Card Room green) as suggested on the F&B website, but they just did not sit well with the other colors. I was interested to see your choice of Blue Grey. My absolute favorite colors turned out to be Dove Tale, which made my home office a calm and welcoming space.
Dove Tale does not get a lot of attention, being lost between Elephant’s Breath and Charleston Gray. Is there a blue or green you might suggest to pair with Dove Tale? Thank you- I love your VLogs!
Claire Jefford| 24 May 2020
Hi Colleen, thanks for following my vlogs! In terms of your situation, I am guessing that the colours suggested on the F&B site may not have worked because they didn’t go with everything else you have in a space? It’s difficult for me to say without being in your home to see it as a whole. I would try to narrow it down to a few colours by looking at what other accents or accessories you already have in the space that you wish to keep and then paint large sample boards of a few colours to see how they would look in the space you are proposing to use them. I have new Essential Colour guides that you may find helpful. Below is a link. If you scroll down you will see 10 Farrow and Ball colours including Elephants Breath. You may find some inspiration there! Good luck and cheers again!
Mia| 30 May 2020
Would you pair Elephants Breath with Railings? Also, what about Railings with Ammonite?
Claire Jefford| 7 June 2020
Hi Mia. Those colour combinations sound lovely!!
Cushla Mallon| 28 October 2020
Hi I would love advice. I want to paint my living room the gorgeous Elephants Breath but I would like a feature (darker) colour for the alcoves on either side of the fireplace. Any suggestions?? My new suite is blue (dark blue but not navy) and my curtains are cream and blue. I was thinking a dark grey moreso than a dark blue but your advice and expertise would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
Claire Jefford| 14 November 2020
Hi Cushla. There are lots of great dark colours to choose from to pair with Elephant’s Breath. It would definitely be a interesting/contrasting combination with a dark tone. Take the Elephant’s breath paint chip and see how the colour looks with other darks that you are considering. Also be sure to look at it with other elements in your living room, such as fabrics, stone tile on a fireplace, area rug etc. That is where you find your answer to the best one to choose. Thanks for reading my post!