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Yukutori meaning birds flying away in a group; is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. Available in 5 colourways.


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Doesn't look anything like the colour on the card, online or tin I've used farrow & Ball paints many times in the past and found the products to be pretty close to what we were looking for. This time however the paint when on the walls looked nothing like any of the cards, online colour charts or the tin. It may as well have been a paint lucky dip given how different it was to what we expected. Shame as I have had such fabulous previous experience with F&B paint as it lasts much longer than any other paints and keeps its finish much better. I bought 4 testers, which aren't cheap and not one of them was remotely near or even in the vicinity of what we thought they would be. If you are buying this paint make sure you have bought testers, painted it on the walls in different areas of the room and checked it in differernt lights otherwise you'll be making a very expensive mistake. October 8, 2014
Dimpse Excellent product have used it in the bathroom and kitchen as they follow the same colour theme used the modern emulsion on the walls Dimpse on the bathroom door in eggshell and white eggshell in the kitchen.. the finished result is stunning ... am so pleased feels like a new house without the expense of moving .... bit more expensive than other paints but well worth the money x October 6, 2014
A blue not a gray! Having bought a sample tin and tried it various areas I proceeded to have my hall/stairs/landing painted in Dimpse. To my horror when painted over a large area the effect is a pale lavender-blue which comes through quite brightly. The area is lit by north and west facing windows. As I paid for a professional decorator to carry out the work I'm heartbroken as I'm now stuck with it. This is not a cool gray. September 6, 2014
More blue than gray It's a beautiful color, but in the bright west facing room in which I used it it reads more a cool, sophisticated light blue than a gray. Closer to Skylight (but less baby blue). I had the floors painted in Pavilion Gray, and will likely change the Dimspe walls to Cornforth White to tone them down and be less nursery like. September 2, 2014
Wow.......classy colour I have just used this twice to 'up-cycle' two vintage pieces of furniture bought very cheaply on ebay £82 combined price! I chose Dimpse as I wanted a slightly grey, neutral and light colour for the item bought to brighten my hallway and to not clash with an already painted item in Lulworth Blue in my lounge. It is such a lovely subtle shade, it really does look different in different lights, for instance in my dark hallway the sideboard looks an off white, but in my south facing, half glass lounge my sideboard looks dove grey. It went on very easily and looks superb. It makes each sideboard look very expensive and everyone comments on how superb they look. August 27, 2014
Gorgeous shade with some surprises I chose Dimpse because I wanted a grey that was light and cool, so I looked to Farrow & Ball first, wanting a very high quality paint with some depth which is very important in a light shade, to avoid looking blah, chalky and underwhelming. This is exactly what I got, a light grey with depth. It looks different depending on the light and I love each shade. It is indeed a very cool grey, visitors have thought it was light blue. But then it appears as a very pure grey at other times, very neutral. It was a dream to paint with and we feel justified in paying what we did, for the colour and the quality. July 28, 2014
Very disappointing... Bought the egg shell finish and shortly follow by the full gloss. The paint dries too fast, the end result on the full gloss is looking more like a matt finish. Very disappointing. July 21, 2014
Mixed feelings I have always associated Farrow & Ball with high quality so decided to try the paint for my recent house renovation. It was very easy to use and the colour looks amazing. However, the rooms have only been painted a couple of weeks and already the paint is letting us down! The slightest touch seems to cause paint to chip off and it marks very easily if you touch the walls. I must say I have very mixed feelings about Farrow & Ball paint and am not sure if I will use it again. July 14, 2014
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This hard-wearing paint has a classic eggshell finish and is an ideal way of treating timber or concrete floors. Suitable for use in virtually every area of the house, from hallways to kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms, playrooms and offices. This is a water based finish. This low odour paint has a dead flat finish. Suitable for interior woodwork, plaster and metal where a very matt finish is required. Not suitable for use in kitchens, bathrooms, on furniture or areas of heavy wear. This is a water based finish. This low sheen, high performance wall and ceiling paint is ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms, children's rooms, hallways and other areas of high usage. This is a water based finish. A simple, traditional distemper bound with natural resins to create a flat powdery finish. It allows ceilings to breathe and can be used on fine plasterwork to enhance detailing. Not available in all colours. This is a water based finish. A high quality matt emulsion designed for use throughout the house on ceilings and walls. The chalky matt finish has unrivalled depth of colour and defines the Farrow & Ball look. This is a water based finish. For use on limestone, lime renders and plasters as well as wattle and daub. Not available in all colours. This is a water based finish. An extremely durable eggshell finish which is ideal for all interior woodwork and metal including radiators. It provides a tough, washable and easily maintained surface and is an excellent complement to our Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion. This is a water based finish. Flexible and durable, this water based eggshell has good water shedding properties yet allows wood to breathe. For exterior use on wood and metal surfaces, including doors, window frames, cladding, barge boards, railing and gates, guttering and garden furniture. This is a water based finish. Suitable for interior plaster walls and ceilings. This paint has excellent covering power and breathes well. This is a traditional paint and though easy to apply requires some specialist understanding to achieve the best results. This is a water based finish. A traditional high gloss finish which is suitable for both interior and exterior wood and metalwork. No longer restricted to front doors and woodwork, it can also be used for dramatic effect on ceilings and walls. This is a water based finish. This finish has the hallmark Farrow & Ball mattness coupled with exceptional durability. Extremely tough and hard-wearing, it can be used on all masonry surfaces. Not available in all colours. This is a water based finish. Your paint finish choice has been saved.

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