Duck Green


Duck Green 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 smart deep green

Named after the deep green plumage of a mallard, Duck Green is a wonderful reminder of the exquisite colours of nature. Strong but subdued, it offers a contemporary alternative to charcoal shades for modern homes, and makes a warm and welcoming pair with Deep Reddish Brown on woodwork.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ash Grey

Duck Green is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 158.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


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 this colour Was my very first dark colour but decided as my hallway is fairly dark anyway, I would go for it! I think it looks lovely with all the wood I have anyway and makes it look warm. Used the suggested complimentary colour Snow drop for the ceiling and Ash grey for the cupboard.
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sophisticated green This is a subtle but distinct green. We wanted a green to use with grey in our kitchen and this Duck Green was exactly what we were searching for. It’s a green that has more blue than yellow and sits happily and quietly alongside grey (as in tiles and cupboards) and browns of wood.
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour Duck green is without doubt the best paint / colour I have ever put on my walls. The outcome is stunning and I am a total lover of farrow and ball products!
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I’ve been using farrow and ball paints for years now and I’ve painted a lot of furniture and walls. I have to say that I wouldn’t use another brand. I’ve just painted our living room in a new colour and I’m in love.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Colour I tried a few different sample pots and none of them were quite hitting the mark. The last one we tried was Duck Green and I instantly loved it, don’t let the price put you off as they say - you pay for what you get. If you’re trying to decide to splash out, then I would highly recommend this paint. The quality and colour is awesome - it looks and feels expensive and luxurious. Only thing I would say is, possible because I haven’t had experience with Farrow & Ball before, you have to put the paint on thick otherwise it will show up patchy - also with this paint it had a lot of air bubbles whilst rolling on the wall which I haven’t had before with other paint.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Colour, Great Cover I am a convert to Farrow and Ball, having considered them too expensive in the past. The quality of the paint and coverage makes it worth every penny!
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our kitchen cabinets We did it, Duck Green Wow what a fresh change! Our upper kitchen cabinets white and black honed granite this color went over and beyond our expectations. Great paint!
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paint looks like velvet when dried Had to use two coats but it’s dried so nicely definitely worth spending the extra money on this paint
Date published: 2021-03-25
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