A soft black with blue undertones

More blue than black, Railings is a softer alternative to black which is particularly suited to the ironwork it takes its name from. When used in Full Gloss on front doors it creates a handsome and commanding entrance, but becomes much more relaxed in feel in our Estate Eggshell finish. The bluer undertones of this dark hue transform rooms into dramatic and enveloping interior spaces. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ammonite

Railings is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 340.
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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 Lovely colour I purchased the sample pot (railings) .l love the colour, but I am looking to buy it in exterior eggshell. So it’s a bit difficult to get a real example. It’s for a front door, so important to get it right. I know the quality will be excellent as I have used farrow and ball many times and love using it .
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant quality fab colour Bought railings for small cloakroom toilet. Paint went on amazing didn’t really need two coats it coloured that well over Bright white! Worth the money!
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour and finish This colour is so rich and deep! We wanted something to make a statement in our living room and I’m so pleased we went with railings. The eggshell paint goes on really smoothly and dries to a lovely low sheen.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Railings love it I have used railings eggshell and modern emulsion on number of surfaces. Kitchen units, walls in our utility and en-suite. Couldn’t be happier with the finish. I have found this to be an excellent product and what is surprising, maybe it’s the way our home is built it doesn’t affect or leave the rooms dark.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour! Wasn’t sure if this would be too dark for what I was after, but Railings was just perfect, deep grey with a hint of blue, makes a statement.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Railings Love this paint, goes on brilliantly and looks fantastic.really pleased with the result .❤️
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour We recently purchased a lovely upcycled sideboard that was painted in railings. Unfortunately my cat took a liking to it and decided it was a great scratching post. Had to sand the corners down and repaint so bought a tin of railings. Was a bit worried it would be be identical but glad to say it is and the sideboard is restored.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Color It wasn’t what I was looking for-very blue grey and not dark enough...Wanted it closer to black with bluish hues.
Date published: 2021-04-01
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