A dusty yellow

A modest yellow named after the dried crop, Hay is both warm and dusty. Less intense and sunny than the cleaner Yellow Ground, it has a distinctly green undertone which gives it an established feel, creating peaceful spaces especially when contrasted with muted Lime White woodwork. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: James White

Hay is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 93.
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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.


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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Paint Ever Have used Farrow and Ball paints on my last three projects including painting a pine dresser. All have been excellent paints which flow on easily and keep the colour as shown on card. You definitely need to prep and use the required undercoats to get an excellent finish. Will be using this paint in future, the colour selection is extensive.
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour After trying a few sample pots I decided on 100ml Sample Light blue no.22, and I’m so glad I did. It was exactly the colour I was looking for in my hallway and has really brought the room to life. It went on so easily, and the way the colour changes from morning to evening is incredible!
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always chose FB paints I have just had a new traditional kitchen fitted and chose All White for cabinetry but my island I chose Hay it looks amazing and we are very pleased
Date published: 2021-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic We used this colour to repaint the main room of the house. It's a darker north facing room and the colour is bright, fresh, and welcoming. F&B paint is really high quality and goes on easily with good coverage. Beautiful pigment that changes with the lighting.
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right colour After trying a few sample pots I decided on 100ml Sample Pot Hay No.37, and I'm so glad I did. It was exactly the colour I was looking for in my hall, stairs, and landing and has really brought these areas back to life. It went on so easily, and brightens up the whole area,
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour Delighted with the finish of this emulsion paint Thank you
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hay Ho My decorator thought I'd need another 2.5 Litres for a send coat but was very happy ( as was I ) that one coat was enough
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great classic colour great paint for a period colour , in a period house
Date published: 2020-12-24
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