A dark and sophisticated lavender

Brassica’s rich lavender tones feel charming in light areas, but become much more sophisticated and grey in darker areas due to an underlying hint of black. Named after the group of plants which includes purple sprouting broccoli, this warm shade lifts cold feeling rooms without being overtly red. It is often combined with Elephant's Breath and Skimming Stone for a rich, contemporary feel.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Great White

Brassica is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 104.
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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 Brassica , wow wow and wow After various greys decided on Brassica and I love it
Date published: 2022-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bathroom option Bought for bathroom and lovely rich warm colour. Very pleased
Date published: 2022-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich ,yet uniform coverage Had this colour before,but decided to get a professional to decorate our bedroom walls.We love the finish, with white ceiling and window bays.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedroom feature wall I wanted a medium lavender colour for an accent wall in my (north facing) bedroom, to go with a silver grey carpet and a lighter colour on the other walls (in the end I went with Dulux Just Walnut which has soft lilac tones). I wanted a restful colour scheme but not too 'girly' and I think it's fitted the bill perfectly. I eventually chose Modern Emulsion after reading reviews which suggested that the more standard matte finish does not even stand up to finger prints - and I didn't want that. Also it's a modern flat and I think a slight sheen actually suits it. I am so happy with the result and the decorator liked the colour and finish so much he was going to suggest it to another client.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love love this colour Bought 271 brassica paint after trying many many colours that just didn't have that ooomph, the end result is gorgeous . Thought it a bit pricey initially but so glad l bought this paint. Only Farrow&Ball offer such sumptuous colours
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Used Brassica in my bathroom and downstairs. Looks really smart in both areas - larger and smaller room with different amounts of light. Definitely recommend and would use again.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannot find better paint! Purchased Brassica and All White exterior eggshell for metal and wood for my vintage caravan project. I have used many paints over the years and I cannot find better paint then what Farrow and Ball provide, no visible brush strokes at all and the coverage is excellent. Brassica changes tone in different lights. I would highly recommend exterior eggshell for wooden outbuildings, sheds, caravans etc
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Downstairs bathroom I absolutely love this color! It was the perfect choice for our remodeled bathroom. A very elegant and relaxing color.
Date published: 2021-03-28
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