Color Us Happy: Farrow & Ball Paint at Bellevue's Table Top and Home

Ali Brownrigg  |   January 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
farrow and ball seattle magazine

Anyone who has admired a richly painted room in a design magazine has likely come across the name Farrow & Ball. Established in Dorset, England, in 1946, this esteemed line of 132 high-quality and lushly pigmented paint colors is now available at Bellevue’s Table Top and Home, much to the delight of local décor addicts. “Farrow & Ball is unmatched,” says store owner Keva Dodd. “The magic is in the incorporation of pigment as the paint is being made, not added on to a base.” It’s a process much like baking a cake from scratch rather than from a mix, and the result is consistent from can to can. “If you were to paint a room and then several years later need to repaint a wall,” Dodd says, “you could order the same color paint, and the newly painted wall would match with a less than 1 percent variance.” Table Top and Home has hundreds of gallons of the line’s most popular colors (including sunny Yellow Cake; gray-toned Purbeck Stone; moody Stiffkey Blue; and neutral Ammonite) and can special-order anything (wallpaper and archived colors) to arrive within two business days. Starts at $92.50 per gallon. Table Top and Home, Bellevue, 1105 Bellevue Way NE; 425.454.7322;