Archive Collection: Yellowcake


A vibrant yellow

Just like the classic American home bake after which it’s named, this vivid yellow has a homely feel that can’t fail to make you smile. Zingy hues like Yellowcake were incredibly popular in the 1960s, and still feel very much at home in the 21st century, especially as part of a bright mid-century modern scheme.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Archive Collection: Yellowcake is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22.
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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 Vibrant bright paint. Vibrant beautiful colour. Easy to apply with a great finish.
Date published: 2022-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic service and amazing colors! We used the paint on furniture and internal walls. Amazing results, easy application and first-class quality. Would love to have more surfaces to use it!
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour! F&B yellowcake is such a fantastic colour. It looks great as an accent in a room of neutrals, as a door architrave highlight or even a piece of furniture. The paint is lovely to use and covers really well with two coats.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Featured in a magazine! I painted my front door during one of my on calls, and this product was so easy to use! It's highly pigmented and so the colour really pops! I've had many compliments on my door since, and it has even featured in a few magazines including Ideal Home!
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bold colour This was a bold choice for the interior of our front door. Love it! Such a bright pop of colour!
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature wall behind white shelves We chose this colour in a dark alcove, based on an image on On&On shelving company. We also purchased their illuminated shelves. It looks absolutely amazing! Really good coverage and a lovely matt finish.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product We chose Yellowcake for a medium sized bedroom used by our grandchildren when they stay over - we wanted to replace a dull colour with something bright ..... And it is that! I agree with other reviewers that the bright yellow in direct morning sunshine does transform to an acid green tinge later in the day, but we like this. I have always used estate emulsion in the past but chose modern emulsion for ease of maintenance in this room ..... I was a bit nervous as I did not want a shiny finish, but the result has a very slight sheen only. Also I found the quality of the paint amazing ... It covered some uneven walls in our old cottage really well and there was no splatter at all even when using a large roller on a pole to do the ceiling. Overall, a great success.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful bright yellow for front door So pleased with the results as had read previous reviews about the green tinge. Have used high gloss on front door and changed the whole look of the house. Love it xx
Date published: 2018-09-29
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