Farrow & Ball Paint - Setting Plaster

Setting Plaster

April 24, 2018

We had a wall plastered and it’s been setting for some time now. I’m loath to paint over it as the natural textures and tones look just lovely as they are. If it wasn’t for the fact I’m smitten with a certain off-white which covers every inch of our home and studio (and covered my last two shops… yes, addicted!), I think I’d go for Farrow & Ball’s “Setting Plaster”.

In the words of Farrow & Ball “This dusty pink is named after the blushing walls we often admire in newly plastered houses. It is definitely a pink in historic terms, but has a certain softness to it due to the inclusion of yellow pigment… creates a wonderful backdrop to antique furniture, and also works incredibly well when paired with mahogany in a more contemporary home”. Hear, hear!

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground and Setting Plaster

Pretty in Pink at Farrow & Ball


Back to my addiction to my favourite off-white (Dulux 1002Y, if you’re wondering), I justify the over-use as the shade is a perfect backdrop to my… everything. It’s “imperfect” enough to work with both new and old, plus I’ve always been a a magpie for a bit of gold and this sets if off beautifully. Sorted.

ps Until I climb out of my off-white-rut, I’m lucky to spend time surrounded by that plastery-pinky shade at the lovely Tiosk on nearby Broadway Market. There’s no better place to sip on Matcha latte, I find!

Tiosk at Broadway Market

Tiosk, Broadway Market