Yellow Ground


A timeless mid yellow

One of our most useable yellows, this sunny shade was first used as a background colour within our ever evolving wallpaper collection. Yellow Ground sits between the fresher pigments of Citron and the richer mustard tone of Sudbury Yellow. It creates a happy and stimulating space in any light without being overpowering in colour. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: White Tie

Yellow Ground is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 54.
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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-odor, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They also meet child- and baby-safe requirements in accordance with The Canada Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations, Canada Toy Regulations (SOR/2011-17) – Section 23 and ASTM F963 – 17 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.


Our paint colours are 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.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The tonal qualities, vibrancy and depth of colour Have painted each bedroom with different coloured feature walls. So many beautiful classic and contemporary colours.
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yellow ground estate emulsion Very happy with the paint and the colour Have used F&B regularly all over the house Find the limited range of sample pots in local stockists very inconvenient -would have tried more samples for other areas if they had been available on the shelf -used other brand instead
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the Farrow and Ball colours! Prompt efficient service, easy to order and prompt delivery
Date published: 2022-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Delivered quickly. Great colour and excellent coverage.
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! I searched a long time for the right colour for an accent wall in my south-facing living room with large windows. Yellow ground is beautiful, joyful and warm, extending the sunlight into the entire depth of the room. The pigmentation is fabulous to paint. I have used many paints before, in different countries and lighting conditions, but never had anything like this.
Date published: 2021-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vibrant You can’t go wrong if you use the farrow and ball system (primer & paint). Yellow ground is vibrant and the colour changes depending on the lighting. The ceiling is painted in Wimborne white and the trim in white tie. The combination of colours lifted our dinning room.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I used yellow ground in my hallway & it was lovely. Just as the colour chart indicated. Painted the cupboard cooks blue & again a fantastic colour. Really rich and both went on like a dream. Definitely worth the money & I'm now converted so will use Farrow & Ball from now on. Thank you!
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the cost Got 4 little pots and am using on my kitchen cupboards! Excited!
Date published: 2021-04-18
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