It's the moment you've all been waiting for - the announcement of Laura's pick for the 2018 Color of the Year! In working on the #mcleanrenovation project, Laura came across a color that was such a show-stopping blend of black and navy that she knew right away it was going to be a stunning, versatile, and a trend-setting color. This spectacular shade was Railings by Farrow & Ball.

Farrow & Ball says about Railings, "More blue than black, Railings is a softer alternative to black". It's this blend of black and navy that Laura feels makes it so versatile. It offers strength but softness, silence and yet possibility. It can make a statement on its own or it can serve as a gentle backdrop to make other design elements pop.

Photo Credit: Stacy Zarin Goldberg Photography for Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC

For the #mcleanrenovation project, Laura chose to embrace the ability of Railings to provide a soft but still impressive backdrop for other existing design elements that the client wanted to bring to the forefront. The client already had a spectacular collection of antiques that they wanted to showcase especially the showstopping custom marble mantelpiece. Railings enabled the mantelpiece to really stand out while also pulling in some of the colors of the darker marble from the fireplace.

Photo Credit: Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC

Alternatively, Railings can be the statement in itself. In the above photo from the #bethesdastyle project, Laura utilized the color for two stunning mirrors to give a wow factor to a client's upstairs landing. Meanwhile, in the below kitchen by architect Kellen Minor, the clean white walls and subway tiles paired with simple brushed gold pendants and hardware allow the depth of Railings to stand out while the wood accents help to ground it and incorporate a touch of farmhouse aesthetic.

Photo Credit: Kellen Minor

The drastic difference between these spaces illustrates the versatility and complexity of Railings by Farrow & Ball and is precisely why Laura selected it as her Color of the Year 2018.

Stay tuned next week as we follow up this polished farmhouse-inspired kitchen with our next series on the hottest trend in design today - The Modern Farmhouse.

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