One of the paint colour contenders, annoyingly vetoed by my husband, for our recently redecorated dining room, was Farrow and Ball’s Dead Salmon. Dead Salmon, is an albeit oddly named, beautifully rich and muddy pink.
According to Farrow and Ball, Dead Salmon has a magical quality to it, as everyone sees it differently. Which hangs true to life, as I see it as a warm and inviting neutral, whereas my husband sees it as an unappealing brown (I hope we can all agree he’s wrong!?).
If you’re on the fence, then I’m about to change your mind! Here are some bloody fantastic examples of what a beautiful (and never boring!) colour, Dead Salmon is!
I love panelled detailing in the photo above from studiolaloc on Instagram. Dead Salmon looks beautifully feminine next to the flowers and I love the warmth the colour brings to this space.
design_soda_ruthie on Instagram is where I first saw and fell in love with the colour Dead Salmon. I love how cosy and inviting it makes her front room feel and the pops of white from the pendant light and fireplace, keep it feeling fresh.
If you don’t already follow design_soda_ruthie on Instagram, go and take a look at her account. I love her home!
This space from made_up_design_ shows how well this paint works with pops of green! I’m also a big fan of the crittal divider in this room! I love how it separates the two spaces, while making the most of the natural light from the skylights.
Here’s another example of how dead salmon can be used to create a warm and inviting space. I love the vintage vibes in this bedroom, very much up my street and again, this subtle pink works so well with rich greens.
If pink tones are your thing, then you might like to have a read of my post on Beautiful Rooms Painted in Farrow and Ball’s Setting Plaster plaster, which is a lighter, soft pink toned paint.