Perfect for sitting room
Used modern emulsion in northeast-facing large sitting room in Victorian house. Looks great and somehow makes our slightly old, mismatched furniture look much better. Ranges from greeny/blue grey in morning to very dark grey almost black in evenings. Kept white above the picture rail and ceiling so not too overpowering and doesn't feel like we have lost any light.
19 April 2015
Great colour but poor coverage
Pleased with colour but terrible coverage. Would have needed five coats, so watery. Compared tester with same colour from Valspar. Chose Valspar.
18 March 2015
Beautiful paint but has a green tinge
As always this is great quality lovely paint that went on effortlessly leaving a superb finish. The only downfall is in certain light this colour looks more green that dark grey.
28 February 2015
This paint has really updated the room. It has made it look extra special, love the finish, love it.
16 February 2015
Excellent colour & easy to use
We almost didn't purchase after reading of people's concerns that this paint isn't easy to use however we did purchase & pleased we did. Fabulous colour our decorator was very impressed with the results as are we!
09 February 2015
I still havent figured out exactly why but Farrow and Ball colours are definetely a cut above any other big brands. The colour is vibrant and has depth to it rather than be flat which in dark grey is simply an outstanding achievement. I am a serial DIYer and love love their products and this colour is a joy to paint. Its so many colours at once! with sun shining its a silvery medium grey, later on its a graphite grey and at night a nearly black colour and its always a lovely iconic colour. Every year i obsess over a new colour and this grey is definetely the 2015 colour. i used in bedroom and a small area in living room and it adds such a touch of class. Its not on the recommended colour palette but try it with Dix blue and Slipper Satin. The combination of Down pipe and dix blue on walls and slipper satin on wooden furniture created this amazing vibe in my bedroom which is trendy cosy modern and yet stylish.
08 January 2015
Dark and dramatic; but don't be scared
I was initially concerned that down pipe was too dark to apply to my lounge/family room. However, I have introduced tonal greys and it's a beautiful backdrop. I've contrasted it with crisp white skirting and door frames/doors which looks fresh. I am so happy with the colour. The finish and application of the paint was/is fantastic. It dried in 2 hours and had very little smell. Quality product that oozes sophistication. Don't be scared of the dark dramatic colours, they are on trend and uber sumptuous.
04 December 2014
Fantastic floor colour
Have used Down Pipe to paint a rough old pine floor in our dining room, which I stripped, sanded and primed with Dark Tones Undercoat as recommended. It looks fab. Combined with Dimpse on the walls and a Manor House Grey fireplace I have to say the floor colour works brilliantly and gives a nice weighty feeling to the room which is otherwise very light.
My only criticism is that the recommended quantities were way off - we used less than half the F&B recommended quantity of both undercoat and floor paint, even though I was putting it all on as thickly as possible with a brush! Perhaps this was partly because the Dark Tones Undercoat is a very similar colour to Down Pipe so the top coat went on very easily, but even so I feel I've been duped into spending almost double what I needed to. On the upside now we can do a floor elsewhere in the house the same colour!
04 December 2014