No. 300

Stirabout

Modern Eggshell

Stirabout is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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Modern Eggshell

This oatmeal shade with an underlying grey is inspired by the nurturing porridge favoured over many centuries in Ireland. A lighter version of sandy Jitney. 

Modern Eggshell is our toughest interior finish, adding lasting colour and protection to interior wood, metal and concrete. It’s even tough enough for floors and kitchen cabinets.

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Complementary white: Pointing

Key features

Mid sheen

Mid sheen

Our super-tough mid shine finish with a 40% 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 interior wood, metal and concrete

For interior wood, metal and concrete

Add colour and protection to interior wood, metal, and concrete surfaces. This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for floors, and can be used throughout the home on skirting, doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and radiators.

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.

Tough enough for floors

Tough enough for floors

This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for interior wooden and concrete floors. 

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.

Our most durable finish

Our most durable finish

Modern Eggshell is our toughest finish — it’s even suitable for floors. Formulated by our experts using the finest ingredients, it’s washable, wipeable and stands up to scuffs or scrapes.

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: PointingComplementary white: Pointing

Pointing

One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces and always softens the feel of a room. Find out more about Pointing No.2003

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

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

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 Joa's White
No.226
#B3A28E
trim Colour London Stone
No.6
#D9CFC2
#C1B2A2
#EAE1D3
#C1B2A2
accent Colour Jitney
No.293
#EAE1D3
trim Colour Dimity
No.2008
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#F3EFE3
accent Colour Pointing
No.2003
#F4F2E7
trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239



Rated 5 out of 5 by from A dream! I am renovating a south facing garden condo unit. I have low light. I remember seeing a video with Patrick mentioning to avoid blues and grays in low light because it can make the room feel chilly. Walls painted by previous owners were blue, and the room took on a WHOLE NEW FEEL after using Stirabout. It is SO COZY now, and has a touch of pink to it that I adore. Calm, warm, and sophisticated. Dead flat hides all the imperfections in the walls. I could not be happier
Date published: 2024-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Oatmeal Color "Stirabout" is a stunning warm neutral that's akin to the comforting hue of a creamy, wholesome oatmeal. Its rich, inviting tones create a cozy ambiance that's absolutely perfect! I'm painting my whole main level in this color, intending to pair it with Dimity for the trim and Jitney for the fireplace paneling. I've chosen Farrow and Ball's latest finish, "Dead Flat," and it's applying incredibly smoothly. Check out the picture of my ongoing painting progress. I'll provide an update once it's all finished!
Date published: 2023-12-14