No. CB10

Liquorice

Estate Emulsion

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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free standard delivery on all orders

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Estate Emulsion

This deep black is that of the classic sweet created using the root of the plant from which it takes its name.

Estate Emulsion is a classic choice for low-traffic interior walls and ceilings. Very matt with a distinctive, chalky finish, it minimises imperfections and creates a beautiful depth of colour.

Complementary white: Au Lait

Key features

Very matte

Very matte

Estate Emulsion is a very matte finish with a chalky 2% sheen.

Our deeper, richer colours are available in a range of finishes with different sheen levels. Sheen always affects how colour appears: the same shade in gloss can look very different in matte. That’s why we specifically adjust the formula for every finish to make sure the balance is exactly right and you get the colour you were expecting. Our colours and finishes are formulated together, so you simply can’t have one without the other.

Classic, chalky look

Classic, chalky look 

A true classic, Estate Emulsion is a distinctive, chalky finish that minimises imperfections and creates beautiful depth of colour. Due to this unique texture, it’s best suited to less-busy areas without a lot of traffic.

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas 

Estate Emulsion is our classic finish for interior walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas. Gently wipeable but not washable.

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too). Browse our full selection of finishes to find the perfect paint for your project.

100% water based

100% water based

We’re proud to have been the first in the industry to transition to a completely water based range back in 2010. As a result, all of our finishes, including our tough trim and floor paints, are made with a low-odour, low-VOC water base that scores A+ for indoor air quality. 
 
Plus, our water based paint doesn’t discolour over time like solvent based paints can. So your spaces stay beautiful for longer. 

Toy safe

Toy safe

This finish is independently tested and certified toy-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021). That means you can and a splash of colour to toys, cribs and other surfaces little ones come into contact with. Our paints also have hardly any odour and don’t need any solvents to clean up, so you can breathe easy during application and beyond. 


75 Years of Perfecting Paint

If you've ever wondered what it is that makes Farrow & Ball so special, you'll find the answers here.

From our high-quality ingredients to our artisanal methods, our 100% water based range of finishes and responsible practices, it's about so much more than just paint and paper.

Complementary White

Complementary white: Au LaitComplementary white: Au Lait

Au Lait

This soft white is inspired by the chicory coffee popular in New Orleans, often served with steamed milk.
Find out more about Au Lait No.CB9

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Dark Tones

When it comes to using dark colours, the deeper the better. So, for an irresistibly inviting finished look, pair darker shades with our Dark Tones Primer & Undercoat. Based on the colour of Down Pipe, combining this primer with your topcoat creates an unrivalled richness and makes quite the statement.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.


Colour Schemes

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accent Colour Pink Ground
No.202
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trim Colour Templeton Pink
No.303
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#3F4666
#E8C266
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accent Colour Blue Maize
No.CB11
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trim Colour Babouche
No.223
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accent Colour Roasted Macadamia
No.CB2
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trim Colour Stirabout
No.300

Sample Our Favourites

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Hopper Head, Off-Black and Pitch Black.

A capsule collection of pattern and colour

Create a look you love with new paint and paper from the Carte Blanche collection, handcrafted by Farrow & Ball and bursting with Christopher John Rogers joy. Exquisitely fashioned but far from restrictive, this is elevated exuberance for your home.


Meet Christopher John Rogers

Born and raised in Louisiana, Christopher was enamoured by art from a young age, finding inspiration in everything from Ellsworth Kelly to the costumes of comic book characters and even airport décor. Exploring the space between pragmatism and glamour, his designs emphasise quality, timelessness and declaring your sense of self.


12 new paint colours. 3 new wallpaper patterns.