No. 66

India Yellow

Dead Flat

India Yellow is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
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A strong and moody yellow

This yellow is famously named after the pigment that was collected from the urine of cows fed on a  special diet of mango leaves.

Dead Flat® is our multi-surface, ultra-matt finish with added toughness. Suitable for walls, it’s ideal for colour drenching. The flat matt look creates richer colour from every angle, while the washable, scuff-resistant finish is more than a match for mess — perfect for hallways, playrooms and other high-traffic areas.

Complementary white: Matchstick

Key features

Our most matt finish

Our most matt finish

Our most matt finish yet, Dead Flat® is ultra-matt from every angle.

With just a 2% sheen level, less light bounces off the surface of the paint, so you can fully enjoy the true depth of colour. Our signature rich colours seem even richer, especially our darker shades. So, you can enjoy the ultimate Farrow & Ball aesthetic. Plus, for the first time, you can achieve an ultra-matt look for your woodwork too.

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.

Multi-surface

Multi-surface

Take Dead Flat® across walls, woodwork and metal, for an effortless, full-room transformation with just one finish. Now you can spend less time fiddling with different finishes and more time admiring the finished result.

For walls, interior wood and metal

For walls, interior wood and metal

Suitable for use on walls, interior wood and metal. 

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.

Scrubbable

Scrubbable

Dead Flat® creates beautiful spaces that stay beautiful.

It’s scuff-resistant and scrubbable, meaning you can easily wipe off marks without any paint transferring to your cloth. Dead Flat® is ideal for hallways, playrooms and other busy areas, so you can enjoy deep, durable colour throughout your home.

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. 


Discover All-new Dead Flat®

Discover new Dead Flat®: multi-surface, impressively durable and our most matt finish yet.
Quite simply, this is paint perfected.

Take Dead Flat® across walls, woodwork and metal, for an effortless, full-room transformation with just one finish. The ultra-matt look makes our rich colours even richer, while the scrubbable, scuff-resistant finish is more than a match for mess.

Complementary White

Complementary White: StiraboutComplementary White: Stirabout

Matchstick

With the tiny addition of black, this neutral timber colour creates delightfully understated rooms which are warm without feeling creamy. Find out more about Matchstick No.2013

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

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Mid Tones

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades.

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

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accent Colour Railings
No.31
#87847F
trim Colour Mole's Breath
No.276
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#D5CFC0
#DCD7C8
#D5CFC0
accent Colour Shaded White
No.201
#DCD7C8
trim Colour Shadow White
No.282
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#4F4A4A
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accent Colour Tanner's Brown
No.255
#454749
trim Colour Off-Black
No.57

Sample Our Favourite Yellows

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 yellow shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Babouche, Sudbury Yellow and India Yellow.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yellow beauty The most deep mustard yellow so outstanding and amazing, I’ve used it on a hallway wall it really sets of my victorian plant pots ,I’m really delighted with this yellow, it’s a very high quality product just glides on using the farrow and ball brush a pleasure to use and a joy to look at.
Date published: 2024-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Class paint Great coverage , lovely rich matt finish, love the colour .
Date published: 2024-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The happiest room in the house. I’ve not used too much yellow in the past but this house just screamed for happy, bright colours. So when we repainted our kitchen this stunning yellow was on the top of my list. Potentially unusual I paired it with my favourite F&B neutral, skimming stone and it came out a treat! As always the paint goes on smoothly and has non of those offensive odours. The finish is amazing and still looks as great today as when we first painted it! Love it!
Date published: 2024-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Warm Yellow We used India Yellow for our mudroom. We love it! The color is an earthy warm yellow. The finish was perfect and being in a high traffic area, has cleaned up well!
Date published: 2023-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous rich colour Lovely colour for our sitting room. It has introduced a warmth and richness which has transformed the ambience of the room. Very pleased.
Date published: 2023-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour Great colour and paint just love this colour. I have use this in many room bedroom hallway and no living room,
Date published: 2023-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kitchen cabinet reinvention Beautiful colour which we used to make the light bounce off our kitchen cabinets. It’s a flat yellow shade bordering on mustard yellow. The flat finish is now our favourite finish too. Goes on as well as estate emulsion. High quality all round
Date published: 2023-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from India yellow Super colour - beautiful paint goes on like a dream! Can’t wait to paint my house exterior in this colour I love it so much 🥰
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic finish Paired with Preference Red in a holiday let to create the perfect backdrop to display vintage GWR posters
Date published: 2023-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good service Nice colour, quick delivery. Highly recommend the service
Date published: 2023-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Colour does not work with artificial light I painted my hallway doors in India Yellow and the hallway walls in Schoolhouse white. The hallway does not have windows and only gets natural light when I leave the bedroom doors open. There is no doubt that India Yellow is an absolutely gorgeous colour in daylight HOWEVER it does not work once I turn the lights on at night. It becomes a very unsightly pus-like colour, really ugly and disgusting actually. I tried different lightbulbs from warm 1700 kelvin to daylight 6000 kelvin as well as different lumen strengths. Nothing looks right. Today’s energy saving lightbulbs have a CRI (colour rendering index) of about 80 with 100 being a true representation of a colour. It seems that this colour has not been developed with energy saving lightbulbs in mind as I can not imagine that India Yellow could have passed any aesthetic quality controls. Perhaps Farrow and Ball could write a guide on which colours work well with artificial lights - perhaps even giving an indication what lightbulbs to use - and which ones are better suited for a daytime room. I wasted an hour researching kelvins, lumens and CRI on the internet and then went out to buy a variety of lightbulbs that did not change the pus-look. As other reviewers have mentioned, India Yellow needs more than just two coats. I have been painting four bedroom doors for the last three days giving them up to five coats of paint. A big fan of Farrow and Ball paints, I did not want to stop believing that the colour eventually will look beautiful. It still looks like pus and the colour will need to be changed. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2023-10-27