Broccoli Brown


Broccoli Brown is from our new Colour by Nature palette, created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum to bring the true colours of nature into your home.

A quiet dark stone

Broccoli Brown is a quiet dark stone colour that sits effortlessly alongside natural materials such as weathered wood or flagstone floors. Its muted quality makes it ideally suited to studies, where its reserved tone serves as the ideal backdrop, especially when taken over the ceiling as well as the walls.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Orange Coloured White

Broccoli Brown is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
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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 love, love, love! love everything about this paint....the name, the colour, the National History Museum Collab, the texture....perfect!
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour! Bought this colour for our front door, it looks amazing! As always great coverage and good colour.
Date published: 2021-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Colour Wasn’t too sure but fancied something different. Solid colour, needs a couple of coats and looks smart within a Victorian house.
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I bought this as a test pot and the quality of the paint was fantastic on the wall I used. Unfortunately the shade was just not right for me but I will use the brand again when the need arises.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it!! I was looking for a darker colour for my bedroom as I already had the Charcoal Woods & Pears and walls were previously white. I got it painted by a painter and when he saw the sample, he was a bit “Oh! It’s quite dark” and we looked at some other lighter shades but I stuck with my instinct to go for this (Despite some bad reviews) and also the lighter shades made me feel like I was compromising and just being safe. The painter said it was good paint and I absolutely love it. It my opinion it is exactly the right name for it. It is a warm brown with lots of depth. Looking forward to getting the furniture and bedside lights back but just had to share the photos now as I love it so much.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint for office Was delivered damaged though and I lost about 10% of the paint. Still had enough though.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb coverage Bought this to paint a shed. The last paint was also F and B but darker in colour. Nevertheless it covered very well with one coat and if it is anything like last time will last 10 years!
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful paint, Great service! We ordered 10 litres of Broccoli Brown. A very creamy, quality paint that went on the walls superbly! Very impressed and the room looks amazing.
Date published: 2020-06-13
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