India Yellow


A strong and moody yellow

This deep mustard yellow is famously named after the pigment collected from the urine of cows fed on a special diet of mango leaves! It creates a really cosy and surprisingly un-yellow space when contrasted with a dark tone like Tanner's Brown. It should, however, be used in moderation in small rooms where its moody intensity may be a little overwhelming. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones 

Complementary white: Matchstick

India Yellow is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 138.
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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 Perfect choice Just starting our refurbishment and chose this deep mustard that changes in tone throughout the day, we went bold and we love it!!!
Date published: 2021-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour and easy to apply. Thought India Yellow was too dark as we were painting but it wasn't once dried.
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour for a front door I wanted to brighten up my front door and was pleased to see Farrow and Ball offered the shade of yellow I was looking for. I chose full gloss in India Yellow and am so happy with the results. I needed 3 coats in the end but the finish is great.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality We needed to replace our stair carpet and as I lifted it I made the decision to have a go at sanding it down. It’s not an exquisite period staircase it’s pretty run-of-the-mill one but it wasn’t in terrible condition -still sanding filling sanding all takes time. after the fourth hour of sanding I decided I was going to treat myself to some really lovely paint and the colour I wanted rather than the colour I thought I should get -so decided on India yellow. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the colour on the website but have never seen it up close. It’s a really lovely distinctive colour. I used F&B midtone undercoat/primer as recommended and I think it was well worth doing it gives a really great base. I was concerned that the 750 Ml of I bought wouldn’t be enough but actually it was more than enough to do two good coats and enough left for touching up. I think had I not under coated I would have used more. I absolutely love the end result I think it looks really modern and completely suits our home.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour. Bought India Yellow for the kitchen. Gorgeous rich vibrant colour.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour!!! We’ve painted the dining room of our B&B in India Yellow. It is a beautiful, mustardy yellow - very rich and elegant looking. It only took one coat (the previous light grey colour probably helped as an undercoat), and the Matt finish is lovely. Very pleased!
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This colour is happy! Wonderful colour - vibrant, yet not overstated. This mix of India Yellow and School House White gets lots of compliments!
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes painting enjoyable! So glad I found this brand of paint, it is so easy to apply and makes painting enjoyable! The coverage is excellent so you don't need as much as you would with other paint. We calculated we would need around 3 litres for the space we wanted to paint so bought a 5 litre can. However, we only used about a quarter of the can so got loads left. In hindsight we should have bought 2 x 2.5l cans and returned the unopened one, but know for next time. Farrow & Ball will definitely be my go to brand in future, highly recommended!
Date published: 2021-03-01
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