Tanner's Brown


A strong dark brown

Our darkest drab is named after the craftsmen who tan the hides and skins used to create leather. Tanner's Brown will read as almost black in lower lighting and is extremely useful to create a slightly softer look when used on the interior of fireplaces. It does, however, become browner in colour within well lit homes and exteriors due to its warm red undertones. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Joa's White

Tanner's Brown is rated 4.5 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-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 Just gorgeous We were looking for a dark, almost black colour for our living room and not keen on the very dark blues, greys so with it's warm red tones this was the perfect choice. It is absolutely stunning in all lights and has made our lounge cosy and interesting.
Date published: 2022-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious dark brown Painted Tanner‘s Brown on select rafters alongside Poiting in the walls and it matched the dark flooring perfectly. A bit shocked when it looked more like aubergine/eggplant when wet but it’s definitely brown when it dries - ranging from a dark chocolate tone in bright sun to a nearly black in evening light. Absolutely love it and have had very many people ask about the colour. Didn’t bother with primer as rafters very high up and only needed one layer to cover up the prior oak colour. Definitely recommend, was very easy to apply and amazing effect.
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing brand! I have previously painted our staircase in the darkest brown I could find (Conker) which wasn’t actually that dark. Until I found this and knew I had to repaint it all (totally worth it!) The colour is the deepest brown with no weird undertones that I found with other brown paints. It literally looks like dark wood which is just what I wanted and please do not be put off with the price of this small tin! A little definitely goes a long way. I painted a whole staircase, radiator cover, small radiator and a coat hook with it and it’s made the corridor look so much more classy! Definitely recommend!! 5*
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Always use F&B paint.... good quality & good range of colours!
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformed my furniture I decided to paint my TV stand and Console table in my living room to change it from a pale grey to the Tanners Brown. I used the dark tones under coat as advised on F&B’s website, followed by 2 coats of the Tanners Brown. I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Date published: 2020-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and luxurious Used this on floorboards and skirting board against White with a touch of Rangwali walls. Looks fabulous
Date published: 2020-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious chocolaty briwn Important note, the tester being Matte and the eggshell look very different. The tester looked very dead, a friend said it looked like a dead mousy brown. I had faith in the gloss and am very happy with the result thank you
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint, fabulous customer care Love the colours and quality of FB paints - the customer care is excellent, paint arrived quickly and well packaged.
Date published: 2020-10-27
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