My favorite F&B color
I used this in a large studio, painting large rectangles that didn't quite reach the ceiling or the floor. In the winter, the color looked golden whereas in the summer, it seemed cool and fresh, with just a hint of green.
The depth of color was amazing.
18 March 2015
Warm but not too yellow
We had painted our hall in String with Sudbury Yellow as a feature wall. However, the Sudbury Yellow was too strong for our furniture and lighting so just didn't work. We changed the colour to Hay and it's now lovely. Warm, not too yellow and you see it without it glaring back at you. Much happier with the end result and, as ever, F&B paint goes on a dream. We did keep the Sudbury Yellow as a small feature wall at the end of a corridor and it looks perfect there because the corridor is a bit darker.
28 January 2015
What a terrible disappointment
The colour proved to be a disaster for one of my SE-facing bedrooms. We used the undercoat recommended by FB and had to apply 3 coats to see the colour in its full glory. And what a glory it was! - it looked muddy, uninteresting, even messy, stuck somewhere in between light brown and green sludge. With nothing to lose i ordered the decorators to mix it with 2005 All white in varying proportions and none of those worked out to be a suitable paint for use anywhere in the property. It was my absolute nightmare to find out that after a promising testing pot results this colour in the volume destroyed the look of the room and caused a massive misspend for me.
18 December 2014
Really makes the house stand out.
We bought this colour to repaint the exterior of our mid-victorian farmhouse after we moved in 6 years ago as it had been painted white which had faded and looked dirty. The result was fabulous and has made the house stand out in its surroundings and we had so many positive comments from neighbours and villagers. Our decorator was also very impressed with the way the paint covered as he had never used Farrow and Ball exterior paints before. We have just bought more of the Hay as my parents have moved up to live with us and had an extension built to create their annexe and it was interesting to see how little the original paintwork had faded. Worth every penny!
21 June 2014
Pleased with result
Total change of style, this product has excellent covering quality, and was a pleasure to use.
08 August 2013
A calming and mellow transformation
Selecting colour for our living room was never going to be easy because of the shade of carpet.
Our choice of Hay turned out to perfect and has transformed the room into calm and mellow elegance.
My only criticism is that, despite application of a light undercoat, it took three coats to obtain the perfect finish.
That said, it is a perfect finish.
29 July 2013
A warm sophisticated colour that's happy with old and new furnishings
I have used F&B colours for years now and have never been disappointed. Hay is a particular favourite and I have used it in 3 properties. I now use it as a base coat with a stripe of Cat's Paw in glaze over it. Everyone thinks it's wall paper and that I spent fortune! I will, no doubt, repeat this combination in the next property. Thank you F&B.
09 July 2013
Hay No 17 Estate Emulsion
Lovely warm colour which I used in a North facing room.
07 April 2013