No. 254

Pelt

Modern Eggshell

Pelt is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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Available in The Netherlands only.


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Modern Eggshell

This deep and luxurious purple has a regal feel and derives its name from untreated animal hides.  

Modern Eggshell is our toughest interior finish, adding lasting colour and protection to interior wood, metal and concrete. It’s even tough enough for floors and kitchen cabinets.

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Complementary white: Skimming Stone

Key features

Mid sheen

Mid sheen

Our super-tough mid shine finish with a 40% 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 wood, metal and concrete

For interior wood, metal and concrete

Add colour and protection to interior wood, metal, and concrete surfaces. This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for floors, and can be used throughout the home on skirting, doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and radiators.

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.

Tough enough for floors

Tough enough for floors

This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for interior wooden and concrete floors. 

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.

Our most durable finish

Our most durable finish

Modern Eggshell is our toughest finish — it’s even suitable for floors. Formulated by our experts using the finest ingredients, it’s washable, wipeable and stands up to scuffs or 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: Skimming StoneComplementary white: Skimming Stone

Skimming Stone

With its warm light grey undertones, Skimming Stone is extremely versatile and particularly suited to soothing schemes.
Find out more about Skimming Stone No.241

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

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

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accent Colour Dove Tale
No.267
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trim Colour Charleston Gray
No.243
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accent Colour Calluna
No.270
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trim Colour Brassica
No.271
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accent Colour Great White
No.2006
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trim Colour Middleton Pink
No.245

Sample Our Favourite Purples

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 purple shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Brassica, Brinjal and Pelt.



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 Purple Paint Colours

Ranging from understated near-grey to deep plum, our purple palette offers an array of styles and moods.

Purple Paint Colours

Discover Purple Paint Schemes

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

Purple Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour for children's bedroom Great colour. Applies well. Really pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2023-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and creamy It is the first time that I used F&B and I am in love. I painted my bathroom walls and ceiling in pelt after a colour consultation. The pant is like cream and the pigment is unbelievable. It glides on the wall and the slight sheen (modern emulsion) is perfect. I painted the walls with two layers of topcoat and the result is a deep and elegant purple. I love it!
Date published: 2023-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dead flat is not dead flat I ordered a sample of pelt (254) dead flat paint. I was sent estate emulsion and so I assumed that they were the same. I used the sample and had what I thought were very good results. So I went to the paint shop in Norwich where they mixed dead flat for me. Only when I got home and used it did I discover that dead flat and estate emulsion were not the same; in fact estate emulsion looked to be dead flat while dead flat has a slight gloss. My wife and I preferred the finish of the estate emulsion, so I discarded the 7.5 litres of dead flat and bought a 5 litre tin of estate emulsion. That looked very good until anything touched it. If you wiped the wall gently with a duster, it removed the chalky finish and a glossy patch appeared. Repainting a large wall every month is impractical, let alone costly. So this colour paint is no use if it is illuminated by daylight at any time.
Date published: 2024-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Modern Emulsion very different colour to tester The Pelt tester (Estate Emulsion) was a great colour, so I went ahead and bought a 2.5 L tin of Modern Emulsion, as the paint was for a bathroom. However, the Modern Emulsion is a completely different colour - clearly visible when you have both tins open side-by-side, as well as when painted on the wall. The Estate Emulsion tester was a very dark purple, with grey and reddish tones, like a much darker version of Brassica, which we've used before and love. In contrast, the Modern Emulsion is a very vivid purple, with blueish 'Ribena berry' tones and not what I wanted. The room is north-facing and quite dark, but the paint still looks really vivid on the walls, when I was hoping for muted/grey tones. Definitely not 'almost black', as the website suggests it looks in certain lights. Such a shame as the tester pot and sample card were exactly the right colour. Don't know why F&B don't do testers in the different sheens/finishes, given how different they look on the wall. Very frustrating. Photos include a couple of the tester, painted onto a sample sheet of A3, to show the difference, although hard to capture on a phone. The tester looked the same on the wall as on the paper
Date published: 2023-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst paint I've ever used in my life This paint holds fingerprints. If you get anything on it, good luck wiping it off with anything not even water. It will leave a water stain. Painting it on the wall was a nightmare. Streaky. Splotchy. And yes, I used primer under coat. It still required two coats, which meant I had to buy another gallon of paint. I painted one singular room. You can see marks all up and down the walls from the paint roller. Unfortunately, I've used/opened the paint. So no refunds for me. Just $300+ gone to waste. I expect better performance given the price.
Date published: 2023-04-03

Product information

Water Based and Toy Safe

Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Primer & Undercoat and Metal Primer & Undercoat. 

Quality Finishes

Every one of our paint colours is 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.

Safety Information

Always read and follow the information on the product label.

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.

Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.