Archive Collection: Drab
A sombre brown
In colourists' terms, 'drab' simply means a colour lacking in brightness, and this typical 18th-century colour encapsulates it perfectly. Particularly good on woodwork, both interior and exterior, when teamed with Off-White on walls.
Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones
Complementary white: Off-White
Select a surface and then a finish to add this product to your basket.
- Interior walls and ceilings
- Interior wood and metal
- Interior concrete or wooden floors
- Exterior walls
- Exterior wood and metal
- Specialist decoration of an older property
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE
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.
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.