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 216.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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 Modern emulsion Lovely pale shade of grey . The only problem was ordering on line the website is tricky and only directs you to the tester pots . Manage in the end but had to make 2 calls to helpline and they sent me a link so that I could buy.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect texture great colour I bought this for my new bungalow and I’m not disappointed the service excellent, the paint went on great and covered really well and the colours I chose Are stunning.. Farrow and Ball fantastic thank you
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint! I love this paint. It is thick, and goes on evenly and smoothly with excellent depth and coverage. Easy to work with. I was decorating two adjoining rooms with it. I was disappointed with the finish of the F&B undercoat I used in the first room, and after reading similar comments on reviews, simply applied two coats of this emulsion in the second. The results were fabtastic- a smooth, deep finish - it's that good!!
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the old style metal tin Quite simply the best paint I’ve ever used and the only paint I will use in future.
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour Just put this on in two alcoves in my lounge it’s a lovely warm colour . I put Wevet on the other walls but wish I’d put amonite all around it has more depth. A lovely shade of beige / grey . It was put on a white background so have the true colour coming through.
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I bought the eggshell to re vamp my kitchen cupboards. It took 2 coats. Very pleased with results. Have everything a coat of wax to protect the finish.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washes easily, looks beautiful I bought modern emulsion Ammonite No 274 and Wall and Ceiling Primer & Undercoat in White and Light Tones. I painted my bathroom which has just been renovated. I liked the fact that the modern emulsion is mould resistant and washes easily. It was lovely to paint with and I applied 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Ammonite on the walls and ceiling. The result is absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to use the paint again. I used a medium roller, and next time may use a shorter pile roller.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service Sent off for sample, came really quickly, paint really good. Bought the paint from a Farrow and Ball retailer. Very happy with the finish and colour.
Date published: 2020-10-28
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