No. 13

Olive

Archive Collection: Olive is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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A rich, earthy green

Olive is a very earthy green originally used in panelled rooms. It’s best suited to darker spaces, where the richness of this colour really comes into its own. For this reason, it looks most at home when paired with a traditional neutral such as Off-White or Old White.

This product is archived and made to order, which means samples aren't available and orders cannot be refunded or returned.

Complementary white: Shaded White

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 

We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

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).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 

Colour Schemes

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accent Colour Porphyry Pink
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trim Colour Railings
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accent Colour Setting Plaster
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trim Colour Tanner's Brown
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most beautiful green We wanted a kitchen refresh so went for Olive on the base cupboards/larder and shaded white on top and sills/sash. It's a dark, north facing kitchen, but it's transformed it and I know in the summer with the door open it will feel like the garden is inside. Paint went on very well over a primer, a few slight chips here and there, but we love the colour so much
Date published: 2024-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great earthy green I really wanted a change for the snug in an old property and really took a bit of a chance on Olive but really pleased I did. Dead flat paint goes on like a dream and used it on the woodwork and radiators. Really pleased with the end result.
Date published: 2023-08-11