Connect with H&H

Paint Pick: Railings

An almost-black grey.

"I'm in the process of finalizing a mantel design for the gas fireplace at our country house," explains senior design editor Margot Austin. "I want to make the fireplace look as much like a wood burning one as possible. I will do this by using a paintable faux-brick surround and a simple mantel, and then paint both in a deep charcoal grey to match the fireplace box frame, like Farrow & Ball's Railings. I think by minimizing contrast you will see the mantel shape first and not the gas insert. Then I'll light a Diptyque Feu de Bois candle and the the illusion will be complete!"

Browse more of our Editors' Favourite Winter Paint Colours in our photo gallery.

Comment Guidelines

We welcome your feedback on H&H reserves the right to remove any unsuitable personal remarks made about the bloggers, hosts, homeowners and/or guests we feature. Please keep your comments focused on decorating, design, cooking and other lifestyle topics. Adopt a tone you would be willing to use in person and do not make slanderous remarks or use denigrating language. If you see a comment that you believe violates any of the guidelines outlined above, please click “Flag as inappropriate.” Thank you.