No. 310


Modern Emulsion

Beverly is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset

  • Free delivery on orders over 200€

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Modern Emulsion

A clean mid green, named in honour of a kind and generous member of our Farrow & Ball team who is sadly no longer with us.


Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, easy to clean finish for interior walls and ceilings. Washable and protected against mould, it’s the best choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

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Complementary white: Shaded White

Key features



Modern Emulsion is a beautiful, durable matt finish with 7% sheen.

Our deeper, richer colours are available in a range of finishes with different sheen levels. Sheen always affects how colour appears: the same shade in gloss can look very different in matt. That’s why we specifically adjust the formula for every finish to make sure the balance is exactly right and you get the colour you were expecting. Our colours and finishes are formulated together, so you simply can’t have one without the other.

For interior walls and ceilings

For interior walls and ceilings

Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, matt finish for interior walls and ceilings. 

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too). Browse our full selection of finishes to find the perfect paint for your project.

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Our expert chemists add a preservative to Modern Emulsion that protects it from mould, keeping moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms looking fresh. So, although it makes a wonderful addition to every room of your home, it’s the best finish option for these steamy spaces in particular. 

Tough and easy-to-clean

Tough and easy-to-clean

Our super-tough superstar for washable walls, Modern Emulsion has a high-performance formula that makes it easy to wipe away spills and marks – not paint. We use high-quality minerals and strong binders to make sure it’s also resistant to knocks and scrapes. 

100% water based

100% water based

We’re proud to have been the first in the industry to transition to a completely water based range back in 2010. As a result, all of our finishes, including our tough trim and floor paints, are made with a low-odour, low-VOC water base that scores A+ for indoor air quality. 
Plus, our water based paint doesn’t discolour over time like solvent based paints can. So your spaces stay beautiful for longer.

Toy safe

Toy safe

This finish is independently tested and certified toy-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021). That means you can and a splash of colour to toys, cribs and other surfaces little ones come into contact with. Our paints also have hardly any odour and don’t need any solvents to clean up, so you can breathe easy during application and beyond. 

75 Years of Perfecting Paint

If you've ever wondered what it is that makes Farrow & Ball so special, you'll find the answers here.

From our high-quality ingredients to our artisanal methods, our 100% water based range of finishes and responsible practices, it's about so much more than just paint and paper.

Complementary White

Complementary white: Shaded WhiteComplementary white: Shaded White

Shaded White

Shaded White has a gentle greyness making it incredibly versatile within homes both old and new.
Find out more about Shaded White No.201

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Dark Tones

When it comes to using dark colours, the deeper the better. So, for an irresistibly inviting finished look, pair darker shades with our Dark Tones Primer & Undercoat. Based on the colour of Down Pipe, combining this primer with your topcoat creates an unrivalled richness and makes quite the statement.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.

Colour Schemes

accent Colour Drop Cloth
trim Colour Shadow White
accent Colour School House White
trim Colour Shaded White
accent Colour Stirabout
trim Colour Calke Green

Sample Our Favourite Greens

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular green shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful French Gray, Green Smoke and Studio Green.

Colour Consultancy

Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our paint and papers in your home, book an in-home or virtual appointment today.

View All Green Paint Colours

If you’re looking to bring life to your space, there’s one colour that always flourishes. Green paint is a lush and uplifting choice for every room of the house.

Green Paint Colours

Discover Green Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of green paint schemes in real homes.

Green Paint Schemes

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be "Beverly Brave" ! A gorgeous color I would never have used Beverly had I not worked with one of the virtual F & B paint consultants. Their expertise in doing an analysis of the colors already in my home and what I like led to a suggestion that was the opposite of what I wast thinking - and what a very good idea it turned out to be ! I was thinking light and airy. My color consultant suggested Beverly - since its gorgeous - and since I love green and deep green too - as was exemplified in a velvet sofa that I had, the year previously, selected for another room. It was when the color consultant had me think about how beautiful the dining room would be in candle light - that she had me. What's that phrase " You had me at 'hello' " ? Well, she had me at "candlelight." I fretted, I worried, I re-thought it, but I couldn't shake the excitement of giving it a try - changing from light and airy to bold deep green - and the candle light. The short story is - I took the leap - I went for big bold fabulous Beverly in my dining room - every wall, the ceiling, and the molding, a door. I did it in a manner that is called "drenching" - meaning it covers everything. I did walls and woodwork with Beverly in dead flat. What a smashingly fabulous room it now is !!!!! You only live once, do it right. Go for it. My dining room does get a lot of light, so it's well lit and I don't feel like its too dark for us. Our chandelier never looked so beautiful. Our chandelier reflects on our deep green walls from floor to ceiling. We did not have any reflection from our chandelier on our walls before we painted them this gorgeous shade of green. We've always loved to have friends over, loved the cozy intimate dinners in our dining room, love to cook and enjoy a long dinner chatting with friends. The drama of the deep color at night and the beautiful color in the day is amazing. The outcome was spectacular. Friends who visit walk in the front door, and express an audible "wow" . ( Our dining room is near our front door) All I can tell you is, we loooove Beverly. She is at every dinner party, every casual walk through the house, every zoom call when I want a really lovely background. As for the Dead Flat: We found that the dead flat worked well on the walls, wood work and ceiling. We did use the base coats recommended. We were determined to get this just right. I even bought all paints and the base coats myself to assure that the pure F & B went on the walls, and painters didn't do a "switch a roo". And we got it just right. We have seen a few extra scratches on the dead flat paint near a door knob, but it changes not our love of Beverly and Dead Flat. The Dead Flat made a positive difference in the over all look of the room. Also, F&B has no odor. None. We could paint wood work and not have to leave the house to sleep or open all windows until it dried. There was no smell. No one talks about that in F& B reviews. It's curious that so few people mention the lack of odor. we were extremely pleased and surprised that we could have a room painted, even the wood work, and have no bad fumes. I can give you a peak with a couple of photos from when the project was ongoing . Many any thanks to the Farrow & Ball color consultants that did a spectacular job working with me and especially the one who suggested the color, Beverly . Oh, my goodness - you were right !!! XOXO
Date published: 2024-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Green First time using the dead flat finish, was a little worried about it being fairly thin, but goes on really well, and in a busy location, is holding up brilliantly. Gorgeous depth of colour, which is much admired by visitors!
Date published: 2023-11-27