Archive Collection: Carriage Green


An intense dark green

With slightly less black pigment than Farrow & Ball favourite Studio Green, this intense dark green hue makes a very sophisticated shade for front doors, especially in high-shine Full Gloss.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Old White

Archive Collection: Carriage Green is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Feature I purchased F & B carriage green egg shell and modern emulsion. Everyone loves the results. I’ve never used F & B before and will always use it from now on.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful paint This is a superb shade of green and very effective to apply - and clean brushes afterwards. Its depth of colour and sheen of gloss are especially complimentary to brass door furniture.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I’ve used this for my front door and it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The paint The deep green is extremely smart on the exterior doors of our brick and flint house. The paint is thin, so three coats were needed to cover the old dark green .
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great colours - BUT We really like the colour of the paint (Carriage Green) for the outside of our house woodwork. However, our decorator told us that the consistency of the paint isn’t what it should be, as he described it as sliding off, and he needed 3 coats plus primer/ undercoat to make it right. We have used Farrow and Ball for years and not had this problem before. Perhaps it is just this batch. The colour is lovely and we had enough to do the three coats but it does mean that we probably have to pay the decorator more. He does a thorough job, taking the wood back to its original state and fixing any little bumps and bruises, so if anyone was going to make it work, he could.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed for the price The colour is stunning and I’m in love with the finished product. But for me that’s the only thing saving it. Prepped the walls, first coat went on beautifully. Second coat not so well, caused a few bubbles to come up and had to retouch a lot. Ended up having to do 4 coats total. (Thank goodness my room wasn’t any bigger!) but what I found most strange was when I popped one of the bubbles (curiosity killed the cat!) the paint seems to have a silk type texture to it. Stretchy. I had kept on pulling the whole wall would have come off pretty easily. Overall a beautiful Matt finish and gorgeous colour but have been much more satisfied with dulux quality.
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pot leaking during transport Great paint & colour that we already used in the past. A shame that the pot cover was not fixed properly and it leaked during transport; we saw it a couple of hours drooping through the still unopened package unto the cupboard it was on
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn’t cover very well Normally I can’t fault farrow and ball emulsion or eggshell finish but this was my first full gloss purchase, for my refurbished front door. All I can say is that I’m disappointed in the finish. Firstly each coat took 2-3 DAYS to dry - not ideal when painting a front door which needs to be closed for security. I ended up having to take it off for a week while the paint dried. Secondly the actual finish and coverage even after 3 coats is not great. I used F&B mid tones grey undercoat but doesn’t seem to have made a difference. I think I’m going to have to get a different product to give it another go over the top of the F&B. I don’t know if it’s a general full gloss issue or just this colour, but as a result I can’t recommend it.
Date published: 2020-07-31
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