A naturally understated grey

Ammonite is named after the treasured fossils often found on the Dorset coast. It has a fantastically understated quality, and sits effortlessly with our Easy Neutrals. Neither too warm nor too cool, its subtle grey tone creates a hushed and calming feel in homes both old and new. Try pairing with All White to accent its light grey feel. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones 

Complementary white: Wevet

Ammonite is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 232.
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Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


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.


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.

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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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surpassed our expectations We bought this to give our living room a facelift after struggling to find the grey we liked . This is the perfect grey . Goes on the walls like a dream and finish is impeccable. True quality
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern emulsion Ammonite Beautiful colour and an absolute dream to use. First time using F&B and I choose the modern emulsion for my living room and it’s the nicest easiest paint I’ve ever used. Thank you
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great finish I bought this on line and found the purchase and delivery a simple and very efficient process.
Date published: 2021-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Colour Seen this colour on TikTok Beautiful but too gray for my colour scheme.. Will be ordering another sample soon..
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect neutral Amazing service - delivered within a few days. Colour is a great neutral, and not too grey, perfect! (mine is alongside railings.)
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour for cabinets Perfect colour for our mudroom cabinets and bench
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour for large rooms We painted our living room in Ammonite with Estate Emulsion for the walls and ceiling and Estate Eggshell for the crown, fireplace, and baseboard. The room faces east and the paint looks light soft grey in the morning and more of mid-tone stone grey in the evening. It never looks washed out and is neither too warm nor too cool. It's highlights the moulding beautifully. It's a liveable neutral grey and is great for when you want to paint the walls and trim all one colour.
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amonite First time using F&B emulsion. I have to admit I was a bit wary spending so much on paint. The first coat went on and I was a bit "o-oh that's so patchy!!". However, after the second coat it's just beautiful. I only used half a tin so it looks like my bathroom is getting an unexpected re-vamp too!
Date published: 2021-01-29
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