A cheerful yellow

Babouche takes its name from the distinctive colour of the leather slippers worn in Morocco. It has a cheerful brightness that will intensify when used in large areas, but it is always dignified and never garish. Babouche can be paired with Railings for a very modern but sumptuous effect. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: House White

Babouche is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 85.
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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 Lovely pop of yellow! Painted the fireplace in our bedroom in Babouche to add a pop of yellow to an otherwise very green room! Really happy with the result. It's a bright yellow but just a little toned down, so it doesn't look too in your face or childish. The paint covers really well too. We only needed two coats.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich sunshine We used this for our kitchen and has really brightened up my life! We had a real problem with the previous paint (not F&B) with condensation running down the walls. This paint finish seems to really let the walls breathe and no longer have this problem.
Date published: 2022-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful vibrant yellow… I read a number of reviews before ordering a sample and love the colour. I don’t think it will go well where I had thought, but I will definitely use it in one of the rooms here.
Date published: 2022-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Was very nervous about going for a strong mustard yellow but I absolutely adore the colour and has really lifted my hall way stairs and handing.
Date published: 2022-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our front door! I have recently painted our front door using this colour, was a little hesitant at first but am so glad I went for it - it's a beautiful colour and has totally transformed our previously very boring front door!
Date published: 2021-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I've always avoided buying Farrow and Ball paint due to being told how difficult it was to paint with. Well all I can say is a few years have been wasted. Excellent paint and coverage. No going back now.
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The colour is warm and attractive. I’ve previously painted the interior of our summerhouse with it to stunning effect and decided to buy the gloss finish to paint the front door. It was less easy to apply, but the weather was just warm enough. The finished product is perfect.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint and service We ordered a sampler of paint which arrived really speedily. As the colour was what we hoped we went on to but the estate emulsion, which again arrived quickly. It was really easy to apply and covered beautifully. Great that it’s water based so easy to clean up afterwards.
Date published: 2021-03-14
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