Farrow & Ball Explainer

Farrow & Ball, founded in 1946, provide consumers with a rich range of high-quality pigments in a variety of luxurious finishes, they are a staple of the premium luxury paint market.


With their attention to the paint formulation, Farrow & Ball’s paints have a higher concentration of pigments and specialty ingredients to ensure the paint dries to the desired luxurious finish. Moreover, additives for extra durability and wipeable qualities are included to make their paints perfect for every room.


The emulsions, featuring titanium dioxide, allows the paint to produce a high amount of light-reflection. As the level of the sun varies throughout the day, so do the paints' undertones. Rooms feel vivid and airy in the morning and cozy and warm in the evening due to the innovative emulsion and additional additives in the formula.


The innovative formulation is what sets Farrow & Ball from other competitors in the premium paints industry, making them a perfect partner for Luxury Paints!


You will find farrow and ball paints being used on high-end developments across the UK. The brand is synonyms with Luxury and has grown it's fan base in recent years to include younger generations, with the introduction of new colours.  


Top Sellers

Luxury Paints distribute Farrow & Ball in 157 shades with the best sellers being: All White No. 2005, Wevet No. 273, and Wimborne White No. 239.


Farrow & Ball has three paint collections in total.

  1. The Eleven New Colours Collection
  2. The California Collection
  3. The Archive Collection




    Dead Flat is a multi-surface finish, suitable for walls, woodwork and metal.

    Multi-surface, impressively durable and F&B's most matt finish yet. Can be used on panelling, ceilings, radiators and more for effortless transformations with just one finish.


    Modern Emulsion is best for: high traffic interiors.

    (Interior walls)

    The Modern Emulsion is an extremely tough, wipeable and washable finish that is ideal for high traffic rooms. This paint is peel resistant, is fade resistant and water based.


    Estate Emulsion is best for: low traffic interiors.

    (Interior walls and Ceilings)

    The Estate Emulsion is a water-based, pigmented, and wipeable paint emulsion with a flat, velvety matt finish. The paint is offered an array of gorgeous shades, but this chalky, flat matt finish is perfect for highlighting rich dark colours.


    Estate Eggshell is best for: interior and exterior doors, windows and furniture, wooden surfaces, and most metals*.

    (Interior walls, Interior Woodwork, Wood Furniture, Wood Cabinetry, and Interior metal*)

    Estate Eggshell is a water-based paint that comes in a range of bold and rich pigments.  This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable. Additionally, this finish is scuff and stain resistant, making it ideal for high traffic rooms like kitchens, hallways and kids’ rooms.


    Modern Eggshell is best for skirting boards, picture rails, dado rails, doors, door frames and architraves, interior wooden windowsills, wooden window frames and even including including interior floors.

    (Interior Woodwork*, Wood Furniture*, Wood Cabinetry*, and Metal*, Interior Floors*)

    Modern Eggshell is Farrow & Ball’s toughest interior paint, perfect for colour and protection for a selection of surfaces. The water-based, quick drying paint is washable and wipeable and scuff and stain resistant.


    Full Gloss is best for: interior and exterior doors, windows and furniture, wooden surfaces, and most metals*.

    (Interior Woodwork*, Wood Furniture*, Wood Cabinetry*, Exterior Woodwork*, and Metal*)

    Full Gloss is perfect for areas where you want to make an impact, can be used on surfaces throughout a home or commercial building. It's reflective with a very high sheen.


    *All metals and woods must be primed with an appropriate metal primer before use of Farrow & Ball paint.


    Exterior Eggshell

    Durable, breathable low sheen finish for exterior wood and metal. Lasts up to 6 years. 20% sheen.


    Exterior walls

    Exterior Massonary

    Durable, breathable, water-resistant super matt finish for exterior brick, render and concrete. Lasts up to 15 years. 2% sheen.


    Specialist decoration of an old property

    Casein Distemper

    Specialist breathable very flat matt finish for low-traffic interior lime plaster walls and ceilings. 2% sheen.


    Soft Distemper

    Specialist finish for decorative interior ceilings and detailed plasterwork. 2% sheen.



    Traditional, highly breathable specialist finish for lime rendered exterior walls and interior lime plaster walls and ceilings. Professional application recommended. 2% sheen.



    Luxury Paints Delivery

    Farrow & Ball sample paint shipping costs £3.50 with an estimated delivery time of 2-4 business days.

    Farrow & Ball Standard Delivery* - 1-3 Working Days
    (GB Mainland Only / Orders under £90 / Cut off 12pm Mon - Fri / NI & Remote 5-7)

    Farrow & Ball FREE NEXT DAY* - 1 Working Day
    (GB Mainland Only / Orders over £90 / Cut off 12pm Mon - Fri / NI & Remote 5-7)

    For more information please read our shipping and return policy.


    Environmental Impact

    Farrow & Ball paints are classed as Minimal or Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). This makes them greener and safer to use than most lower end paints, and as a result produces better air quality in the property where they are used.


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