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 99.
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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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour I tried this and the colour was gorgeous,however didn't purchase as was looking for something deeper.
Date published: 2022-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful After trying a few sample pots, I decided on US Gallon Estate Emulsion Hay No.37, and I’m so glad I did. It's perfect for our peaceful, gender-neutral nursery. I also used Breakfast Room Green No. 81 to paint a bookshelf in the room and it goes together beautifully.
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely subtle shade Tried a sample and wanted a lifting colour for the bedroom, applied one coat and very happy. Still have half a tub left so may paint another room in this gorgeous colour
Date published: 2022-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour This is a gorgeous dusty yellow with the usual rich depth of colour to be expected from Farrow & Ball. Wouldn’t normally choose yellows in my colour scheme but so glad I went with this as it’s beautiful and brightens up the room and is so cheery. Love it!
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour Having painted one east facing bedroom with this we have loved it ever since. It seems to have moods with changes of light. It can look a pleasing yellow in sunlight, butterscotch in warm white lighting and have a hint of green in other lights. It covers supremely well and takes touching up well too. We’ve used it against New White eggshell with oak doors and the colours go really well together. It has brightened up an internal hallway too. Each room looks subtly different depending on the light. Love it!
Date published: 2021-11-23
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
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