Archive

No.227

A classic taupe

Named to reflect our traditionally rooted history, Archive is a stronger, warmer version of Joa’s White. Perceived by many as a classic taupe, it has a slightly cleaner feel than Oxford Stone and creates a rich glow in any room. This colour works particularly well in dimly lit rooms if you want to create a cosy environment, but can be surprisingly orange in brighter spaces.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Dimity

Archive is part of our archive collection so sample pots are not available, and orders cannot be returned.

 
Archive is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 37.
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Inspiration
En Suite Bathroom
En Suite Bathroom
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
En Suite Bathroom
En Suite Bathroom
Kitchen diner in new build
Kitchen diner in new build
Dining Room
Dining Room
Subtle warmth
Subtle warmth
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Kitchen
Kitchen
TV Unit
TV Unit
Warm Archive in north facing boot room
Warm Archive in north facing boot room
OLD GARDEN SINK.
OLD GARDEN SINK.
Hall in Archive, London Stone & Slipper Satin
Hall in Archive, London Stone & Slipper Satin
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 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

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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality paint I have been using this brand for over 10 years and the quality can be relied upon. Especially good if you just want to refresh a room but without changing colour. The colour match on 227 Archive is perfect, 8 years after first application. It's also a very resistant finish and you can easily wipe off dirty marks leaving no traces.
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from low sheen I wanted a water based exterior paint with low sheen, this fits the bill beautifully, easy to apply, flows on with no mess, wash brushes in wate, and most importantly low sheen, thoroughly recommend this exterior eggshell
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to wall colour Archive is my go to wall colour in any setting. It is a perfect backdrop to a frenzy of artwork or just as a glowing, warm wall in a minimalist space. It is classic and modern at the same time. You will never regret putting this on your walls but beware- once chosen, you won't want to switch to anything else! It is especially good in bathrooms.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Depth of Colour Amazing The paint has given the room a lovely warm atmosphere. Extremely pleased with the result.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent paint again! This is a typical F&B paint. It is easy to use and covers well; it looks excellent too. I think their paints are worth the extra money and use them a lot.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Warm Colour I used Archive to paint my hall, stairs and landing in Modern Emulsion and am very pleased with the result despite it taking three coats to cover. The finish is a lovely warm colour. I painted my old pine furniture in Joa's White Estate Eggshell which is a perfect subtle contrast for Archive and the overall effect is perfect.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Archive suits any aspect We used this colour in a south facing room where it has a warm beige look with green undertones. We also used it in a very dark North facing room, with less light it is a really cosy warm tone almost with an underlying blush. It provides a warm deep shade with no yellow and suits any aspect, looks luxurious. With all F&B estate emulsions you do need to use the recommended undercoat and apply at least 2 tops coats. The colour seems to develop over 24 hours.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic customer support Incredibly helpful customer service as I required technical assistance on rectifying a problem with a an old batch of Casein Distemper and an eventual excellent finish with a new batch. Thank you Sophie.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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