No. 265

Manor House Gray

Exterior Eggshell

Manor House Gray is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Exterior Eggshell

A cool grey that takes its name from the house usually inhabited by the local Lord.  

Exterior Eggshell brings long-lasting, rich colour to exterior wood and metal. The low sheen finish remains flexible once dry, protecting wood and metal surfaces through changing weather, while preservatives help prevent the growth of algae and fungi. The resin-rich formula resists flaking, peeling, and fading for up to six years.

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Complementary white: Pavilion Gray

Key features

Low sheen

Low sheen

The soft, low sheen satin finish of our Exterior Eggshell brings long-lasting colour to outdoor spaces. 20% 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 matt. 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.

For exterior wood and metal

For exterior wood and metal

Suitable for exterior wood and metal, our Exterior Eggshell brings long-lasting colour to outdoor spaces with a finish that remains flexible once dry, protecting wood and metal surfaces through changing weather. Added preservatives help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, and the resin-rich formula resists flaking, peeling, and fading for up to six years. 

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.

Weather resistant and flexible

Weather resistant and flexible

This finish has been carefully designed to be water resistant and stay flexible once dry, protecting wood and metal surfaces through changing weather. At the same time, it also offers the highest level of water vapour permeability to allow them to breathe. So, you can transform your exterior with colour that lasts. 

Protected from mold and mildew

Protected from mold and mildew

Our expert chemists have formulated Exterior Eggshell with added protection against mold and mildew, so your outdoor spaces stay looking their best. 

Lasts up to 6 years

Lasts up to 6 years

When applied according to our Product Advice Sheets, the resin-rich formula resists flaking, peeling and fading for up to six years. So, your exterior stays beautiful, no matter the weather. 

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: Pavilion GrayComplementary white: Pavilion Gray

Pavilion Gray

One of the Architectural Neutrals, the subtle blue undertones of Pavilion Gray add a contemporary touch and sense of spaciousness. Find out more about Pavilion Gray No.242

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 Pitch Black
No.256
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trim Colour Railings
No.31
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#D4D4D2
#C3C1BB
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accent Colour Dimpse
No.277
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trim Colour Pavilion Gray
No.242
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accent Colour Blackened
No.2011
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trim Colour Wevet
No.273

Sample Our Favourite Greys

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 grey shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Ammonite, Skimming Stone and Elephant's Breath.




Rated 5 out of 5 by from Up cycling furniture It took a long time to decide on which colour to choose , however, I am extremely happy with selecting Manor House Gray. I’ve used F & B paints in the past and have never been disappointed, quality is excellent and so easy to apply as long as you’ve done the prep work before hand.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thirteen doors is not unlucky. I bought the Manor House Gray flat paint to recoat 3 year old interior woodwork and walls. There were four doors that had never been painted and the recommended dark tone undercoat was seductively attractive and gave me ideas for the future. The Manor House Gray 5 litre can was enough to double coat four doors and single coat another nine. Door casings and skirtings were also refreshed. The painter found it speedy to be able to use the same paint on woodwork and walls, so no need to mask. Beautiful deep finish, no smell and easy clean up.
Date published: 2023-05-10