Savage Ground


A strong neutral stone

This yellow based stone hue was first created as a background colour for our wallpapers but was quickly added to our paint collection by popular request. Named after Dennis Savage, a block printer who was instrumental in the creation of our very first wallpaper designs, this warm and timeless neutral sits beautifully on both clapboard and panelling. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: New White

Savage Ground is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 47.
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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 Subtle colour changes, love it This colour works so well in our sunny room
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always :-) Retouches done after 9 years in our hotel rooms. As new again!!
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint for stucco We live in Northern New Mexico in a house with “orange peel” stucco walls. Textured walls are typical out here, along with Saltillo tile floors and viga timbered ceilings. We are slowly moving away from all white walls. Estate Emulsion adds a velvety finish to the texture. Light and shadows are noticeably more dramatic. We’ve painted two rooms in F&B so far, and used the mid tone primer with the Savage Ground with good effect.
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage, lovely strong colour Unfortunately it didn’t look as I wanted, used in a big hallway with lots of light at one end, the overall effect looked like two colours on one wall which was a great pity as I loved it
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sophisticated warm neutral This was our first time using F&B and we will never go back. The coverage, finish, and ease of the job was incredible.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful calming colour Goes on beautifully and we really love the Matt finish of the estate emulsion. Colour is perfect for warming up our north facing lounge.
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service Great service from your Cheltenham store. Phoned to check if the paint we wanted was in stock & paid for it on the phone. Took less than a minute to collect. Obviously the paint is lovely; great coverage with very little odour.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best masonry paint on the market If you want that last and looks good you will not find a better masonry paint
Date published: 2020-10-20
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