Farrow and Ball’s Inchyra Blue is a wonderful moody blue-grey colour inspired by the often dramatic skies over Inchyra House, a beautiful Regency house in Perthshire, Scotland.
Although it’s described as a blue–grey colour, in certain lights, Inchyra Blue can look green, which is part of what makes this stunning colour so special.
It’s a fabulous alternative to the ever-popular anthracite grey colours for those that love the captivating look darker colours can create, but want a hint of colour on their walls.
In this article, I’m sharing some of my favourite examples of Inchyra Blue used in the home. If you’re thinking of using this colour yourself, hopefully, you will find some great ideas here!
Inchyra Blue Living Room
Image via Homebase
This stunning living room features walls painted in Inchyra Blue by Farrow and Ball. The white curtains and brightly coloured artwork work beautifully against this deep blue-grey hue to create a modern, contrasting look. These lighter accents help prevent the room feeling too dark, and give it a playful edge.
Bold Family Room in Farrow and Ball Inchyra Blue Paint
Blush pink paired with Inchyra Blue helps to create a balanced look in this living room design by Otta Design. This is a great example of how to mix and match modern and traditional elements to create a sophisticated transitional look. I love how the patterned rug pairs so well with the walls, bringing the colour into the center of the room.
Inchyra Blue Carpentry
Design by Amelia McNeil
How gorgeous is this space by Amelia McNeil? The woodwork has been painted in Inchyra blue—the same colour as the walls. Together with the gold fixtures and glass shelving in the bar area, it creates an irresistibly opulent look.
Inchyra Blue Front Door
Image via Instagram: @thehousethatjenbuilt_
If you want to increase the curb appeal of your home, why not try painting your front door in Inchyra blue? As you can see, it works brilliantly with the terracotta colour of this house. It will work just as well with un-painted brickwork and also white and off-white painted brickwork or rendering. This is a great way to add personality to your home without painting the whole exterior of the house!
Farrow and Ball Inchyra Blue Kitchen
Design by @heaverhouse
This beautiful kitchen features Inchyra blue kitchen cabinets, with a beautiful black stone worktop and brass hardware. The beautiful deep ocean green Provence Valette rectangle tiles from Fired Earth help to bring out the greener tones of the cabinets, creating a space that feels exciting and alive. The disco ball is the perfect finishing touch for this kitchen—who wouldn’t want to party here?
Inchyra Blue Trim with Morris and Co Wallpaper
Image via Pinterest uploaded by Alice Mac Prints
I’m a huge fan of Morris and Co patterns, and this Golden Lily wallpaper is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add some pattern to your blue colour scheme. The red and gold colours in the wallpaper against the lustre silver background add instant warmth and texture to this hallway. Beautiful.
Dining Room Painted in Inchyra Blue and Ammonite
Design by Tipikasa
If you want to use Inchyra Blue in your space without it feeling too dark, try using it as an accent colour on just one feature wall. As you can see, the deep blue wall in this dining room adds character and personality to what would otherwise be a fairly bland space.
What Colour Goes With Inchyra Blue?
There are a few colours that go really well with Inchyra blue. Firstly, whites and off-whites. My favourite whites to go with Inchyra Blue are:
- Ammonite – see some Farrow and Ball Ammonite inspiration
- Cornforth White – See some Cornforth White Inspiration
- All White
Neutrals also work well with Inchyra Blue, thanks to their brown tones, which complement the blue. My favourite neutrals to pair with this colour are:
And finally, pink colours work exceptionally well with Inchyra Blue. My top choices would be:
Inchyra Blue’s Complementary Colours
Complementary colours are opposites on the colour wheel. Because the wavelengths of each colour are so different, their lightwaves stimulate both long and short cones in the eye, creating a balanced look.
Inchyra Blue’s complementary colour is actually a deep brown with a slight hint of pink—similar to London Clay, but a touch darker. However, exact complementary colours can look a bit clashy, so complementary colours work best when you allow one of the colours to be dominant.
In this case, we would want Inchyra blue to be the dominant colour, and we can do this by choosing a lighter shade of brown or beige with a hint of pink. My top choices would be:
Sulking Room Pink also works beautifully with Inchyra blue. Although they are not exact opposites on the colour wheel, the contrast is enough that they each make the other ‘pop’. Because Sulking Room Pink is such a lovely muted pink, you can use these colours together without your space looking childish.
Is Inchyra Blue Teal?
No, Inchyra Blue is not teal. It’s a dark blue-grey hue with just a hint of green, that can appear almost navy in certain lights.
Ordering Samples and a Farrow and Ball Colour Card
You can order a free colour card from Farrow and Ball to see how these colours will work together in the light of your room.
Once you’ve narrowed it down, it’s also worth ordering tester pots, and painting a sample on each wall of your room. This will allow you to see how the colour looks depending on the light—you will be surprised at how much it can vary!
Order a free colour card here, and mini paint sample pots here.