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Farrow & Ball paints are born and bred in Dorset, England, our home since 1946. Founders John Farrow and Richard Ball were passionate about creating richly pigmented paint to original formulations using age-old methods, and it’s a passion that is matched by our craftsmen today.

Farrow & Ball paint mixing.

Our distinctive palette of 132 timeless colours is renowned for its depth and complexity. Brimming with only the finest ingredients and rich pigments, our paint responds extraordinarily to all types of light to bring your walls to life. This unique look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out, across the world. You can read a little more about creating your unique look by clicking here.

Each colour tells a story, whether it’s inspired by the beauty of nature, our Dorset home, historic houses or notable people and places. Discover hushed tones such as Elephant’s Breath, hues as deep as Hague Blue and the exact shade of our Borrowed Light.




WHAT’S IN A TIN?

1. We start by mixing chalk, china clay and titanium dioxide with water to create our base paint.

2. Next, we add rich pigments to achieve our signature depth of colour, carefully adding each in exactly the right amount for a complex and absorbing colour.

3. Every batch of our water based paint is then rigorously tested for colour consistency and durability before it even reaches the tin. There’s a reason Stiffkey Blue is the precise colour of the extraordinary mud found at Stiffkey beach in Norfolk.

Farrow & Ball paint.




Our paints are available in a complete range of eight finishes, from our signature matte Estate Emulsion to our high shine Full Gloss.

They’re thoughtfully created for each surface of the home and garden to help you combine colour and sheen, while always being confident of a long-lasting finish. Plus, they’re safe for you and your family to use in every room of the home.

Farrow & Ball Wallpaper. Living Room walls in Stone Blue No.86 and woodwork in Wimborne White No.239 | Estate Emulsion & Estate Eggshell