Favorite Farrow and Ball Paint Colors

Favorite Farrow and Ball Paint Colors

In my 8 years of talking about paint and paint colors on the blog, I can’t believe that I’ve never written a post on Farrow and Ball paint.  I receive questions all the time about Farrow and Ball paint colors and the paint itself and over the years, I have heard from many of you that you prefer to use Farrow & Ball paints when you can.

Today I wanted to share my favorite colors with you guys and explain more about this beautiful paint for those of you who are not familiar with it.

via Millan Interiors

Farrow & Ball paint was founded in the UK back in 1946. Even though the company is still based in the UK today, Farrow & Ball is widely available in the US with a very strong following of designers, home owners and architects. The paint is a very highly pigmented paint with a flat smooth absolutely stunning finish.

Cabinet color is Farrow and Ball Green Blue. Cortney Bishop DesignFarrow & Ball Blue Green #84 via Cortney Bishop

This wall painted with Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue is really the perfect example of what this paint does best. Just look at the rich depth of color pigmentation and the smooth consistent finish. The end result is unlike any other interior wall paint I have seen.

Farrow and Ball Oval Room Blue

Oval Room Blue via Farrow & Ball

So what’s the catch? Unfortunately, Farrow & Ball is more expensive than tradition US based paints at around $99.00 a gallon (*gulp*) but honestly, the quality of paint is hands down a superior high end paint. Farrow & Ball has a very loyal following and for a few of my designer friends, it’s their staple paint because they love it so much. However, in my opinion, there is a time a place for the splurge (more on that in a moment).

Wall color is Farrow and Ball

Farrow & Ball Pale Powder via Lebey Interiors

I have only used Farrow & Ball paint a couple times for client spaces (at clients request). I have also seen it countless times on walls and I can spot it immediately when I walk into a space. In the past, I looked to use the paint but the colors were limited but recently, they expanded the color line to 132 colors, which was really needed.

When you look at a Farrow & Ball painted wall (like this one below painted in Off Black and Shaded White), you can instantly see what’s truly special about this paint and what sets it apart. Just notice how the color is more vivid and how the finish is flatter and more consistent. Almost chalk-like.

Farrow and Ball Off Black and Shaded White.

Farrow & Ball Off Black via Making Spaces

This wall and space is also a PERFECT example of when it would be advantageous to splurge on this paint. A dark rich color like this in a main living space would be worth the splurge. Again, just look at what this paint does!

Wall color is Farrow and Ball Off Black and Trim is Shaded WhiteFarrow & Ball Off Black via Making Spaces

Wall color is Oval Room Blue by Farrow and Ball

Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue via Dyer Grimes Architect

Another time to consider the splurge is when painting cabinetry. Farrow and Ball paint on cabinetry is incredible. The rich consistent color and that amazing finish is pretty extraordinary!


Cabinetry Color is Farrow and Ball hardwick WhiteFarrow & Ball Hardwick White via Noel Dempsey Design


Cabinet Color Is Farrow and Ball Chapel Green.

Farrow & Ball Chappell Green via Amie Corley


Farrow & Ball Downpipe via House Beautiful


Farrow & Ball Wevet via Threshold Interiors

As far as the colors, the most popular Farrow & Ball paint color is called Hague Blue, a rich a deep gorgeous blue. I have seen this color everywhere lately! 

Color is Farrow and Ball Hague Blue

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue via Willow Homes


Downpipe is a rich deep gray that’s very popular as well.

Wall color is Farrow and Ball Downpipe.

Farrow & Ball Downpipe via BHG


Here are some of my other favorite colors (names below images):

Cabinet color is Pigeon by Farrow and Ball.

Farrow & Ball Pigeon via Sarah Sherman Samuel


Wall color is Farrow and Ball Cornforth White

Farrow & Ball Cornforth White via Anthony Wilder Design


Wall color is Farrow and Ball Green Blue

Farrow & Ball Green Blue via Farrow & Blue


Island color is Farrow and Ball Herrington Blue.

Farrow & Ball Herrington Blue via Perring Properties


Wall color is Farrow and Ball All White

Farrow & Ball All White via Crown Point Cabinetry 

So what do you think? Can you see the differences with this paint? Again, I feel like there is a time and a place for the splurge and am considering using it for my dining room. I need a rich deep color to really help make a statement in the space. 

As with any paint color, if you’re interested in trying one of these colors, be sure and sample the color first to see if it works in your space.  You can order Farrow & Ball samples here.

Favorite Farrow and Ball Paint Colors.



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8 Responses to Favorite Farrow and Ball Paint Colors

  1. Maggie Setler says:

    I think I will try Farrow & Ball paint the next time I paint my living room. The top of the line paint from SW or BM is now almost $70 –so $99 doesn’t seem so expensive. The difference is less than $100 for a whole room and I’m very interested when I hear all the rave reviews.

    • Cyndy says:

      That’s a great point Maggie! The cost doesn’t bother me for spaces that require just a couple gallons. I think for certain rich colors, it would be so worth it! 🙂

      • Jennifer says:

        Benjamin Moore can mix Farrow & Ball colors. They have all the color mixtures in their database. I did this for master bathroom.

        • KellyS says:

          Different brands can color match, but because it is not the same formulation, or even necessarily the same pigment, it’s really not the same thing at all.

  2. Isabelle says:

    I love Farrow and Ball paint! I had the colours matched for most of my house but for the richer colours, I went for the real thing. I have this absolutely gorgeous wall in Oval Room Blue and it is absolutely stunning. I think for accent walls or smaller rooms, it’s really worth the investment!

    • Isabelle says:

      I should add, I’m repainting my kitchen cabinets, and considering going with the real thing again 🙂 (Stiffkey Blue and Wevet)

    • Cyndy says:

      That’s exactly the way to do it! For those richer colors, I think it’s totally worth it and such a significant difference! Stiffkey Blue and Wevet would be amazing kitchen cabinet combination! You should send me a picture when you’re done! Would love to see it! 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Does the F&B paint come in different finishes? I prefer using satin on my cabinets & furniture pieces.

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