Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to update a room. A fresh coat of paint can change the entire feel of a space, and it’s a project that you can do yourself! In this post, we’ll take a look at Farrow and Ball Pigeon, a light blue-green-gray paint color that is perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, and even kitchen cabinets and islands. Keep reading to learn more about this paint color and to see some examples of how it has been used in real homes.
What is the LRV of Farrow and Ball Pigeon?
Every color is rated on a scale of 0 to 100 based on light reflectance. The LRV(Light Reflectance Value) represents the exact amount of light that will be reflected from the surface painted in a specific color. The LRV of Farrow and Ball Pigeon is 35. This means there is some reflective light, but not too much.
Due to this color having a lower LRV, you probably will want to use this color in a well-lit room, but this isn’t a must. If you were to use Farrow and Ball Pigeon in a room with little to no natural light, the color will then appear much darker.
What are the Undertones of Farrow and Ball Pigeon?
Farrow and Ball Pigeon does have a strong green undertone. This undertone will be seen more in well-lit areas or rooms. And of course, different times of day will affect the type of undertones it pulls as well. Typically, the more light that is in an area, the more undertones the color will show. In this case, Pigeon almost looks like a greige, a medium-toned gray.
Is Pigeon a Green? Blue? or Grey?
Pigeon is a stone blue-grey that is actually named after the color of a bird that is often found in the landscape of London. Some ask if Pigeon is green, blue, or grey. I truly think it depends on how large of a room is and also the amount of sunlight the room is getting. In smaller spaces with no sunlight, the color will look darker and more like a blue-green. On the other hand, in a well-lit area and larger room Pigeon may look a little lighter and appear to be a greenish grey or greige.
Is Farrow and Ball Pigeon a Warm or Cool Color?
Pigeon is a warm color that works best with other warmer colors. It pairs well when used with warmer whites such as Benjamin Moore White Dove or Swiss Coffee.
Where Can You Use Pigeon?
There are several places that I would suggest using Pigeon. The most common places that I have noticed the use of this color are on kitchen cabinets or any cabinets for that matter. In fact, our current laundry room cabinets are Farrow and Ball Pigeon. And I love how Barrow Building Group used it in this kitchen. It looks so good paired with the natural wood tones.
Farrow and Ball Pigeon is a great color and best suited for a room or area where you want some subtle color. It also pairs well with white oak for a textured look. This works well in office spaces, mudrooms, bathrooms, or even just an accent wall.
Similar Colors to Farrow and Ball Pigeon
There are several paint colors that are similar to Farrow and Ball Pigeon. Some of these include Behr Urban Nature, Benajmin Moore Heather Gray, Benjamin Moore Arctic Shadows, and Benjamin Moore Aganthus Green. While these paint colors are not exact, they are very similar. Some a little more green and others a little more gray. Considering Farrow and Ball can be a little pricey and not always available in every area, it helps to have some similar choices in mind.
Sample Before You Paint
Before you invest money in gallons of paint, it’s extremely important that you sample several paint color options first. You can do it the old-fashioned way, which is time-consuming and messy. Or you can use Samplize to order large peel-and-stick paint samples with accurate color representation.
Farrow and Ball Pigeon is a beautiful greenish-gray paint color that adds a subtle pop of color to any space. It pairs well with warm tones and is a versatile choice for any room in the home. Additionally, this color was named after the resilient and resourceful pigeon. It adds an element of charm to any space it adorns. Farrow and Ball is known for their high-quality paints that are crafted with rich pigments, resulting in a long-lasting and vibrant finish. Overall, Farrow and Ball Pigeon is a stunning option for those looking to add a hint of color to their space without overwhelming the overall design aesthetic.