No. 300

Stirabout

Soft Distemper

Stirabout is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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Soft Distemper

This oatmeal shade with an underlying grey is inspired by the nurturing porridge favoured over many centuries in Ireland. A lighter version of sandy Jitney. 

This traditional distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. Its blend of natural resin and minerals means it can be delicately applied, allowing detail to be preserved on intricate mouldings.

Complementary white: Pointing

Key features

Very matt

Very matt

This traditional delicate distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. 2% 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. 

Delicate finish

Delicate finish

This traditional delicate distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. 2% 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 intricate cornices and mouldings

For intricate cornices and mouldings

Suitable for use on detailed plasterwork and intricate mouldings only. 
 
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. 

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. 


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: PointingComplementary white: Pointing

Pointing

One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces and always softens the feel of a room. Find out more about Pointing No.2003

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.


Colour Schemes

#D9CFC2
#DBCFBB
#B3A28E
#DBCFBB
accent Colour Joa's White
No.226
#B3A28E
trim Colour London Stone
No.6
#D9CFC2
#C1B2A2
#EAE1D3
#C1B2A2
accent Colour Jitney
No.293
#EAE1D3
trim Colour Dimity
No.2008
#D9CFC2
#F3EFE3
#F4F2E7
#F3EFE3
accent Colour Pointing
No.2003
#F4F2E7
trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239


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Neutral Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A dream! I am renovating a south facing garden condo unit. I have low light. I remember seeing a video with Patrick mentioning to avoid blues and grays in low light because it can make the room feel chilly. Walls painted by previous owners were blue, and the room took on a WHOLE NEW FEEL after using Stirabout. It is SO COZY now, and has a touch of pink to it that I adore. Calm, warm, and sophisticated. Dead flat hides all the imperfections in the walls. I could not be happier
Date published: 2024-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Oatmeal Color "Stirabout" is a stunning warm neutral that's akin to the comforting hue of a creamy, wholesome oatmeal. Its rich, inviting tones create a cozy ambiance that's absolutely perfect! I'm painting my whole main level in this color, intending to pair it with Dimity for the trim and Jitney for the fireplace paneling. I've chosen Farrow and Ball's latest finish, "Dead Flat," and it's applying incredibly smoothly. Check out the picture of my ongoing painting progress. I'll provide an update once it's all finished!
Date published: 2023-12-14