Arsenic

No.214

A lively mint green

Arsenic has a lively, stimulating feel despite its name being derived from the poison that was rumoured to have been in the wallpaper that poisoned Napoleon after his capture. Its vivid mint colour makes it feel just as at home on contemporary kitchen cabinets, especially when paired with Down Pipe, as it does on the walls of a 19th century dining room. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones 

Complementary white: All White

Arsenic is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Science-inspired geometric for a kitchen.
Science-inspired geometric for a kitchen.
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
Colourful Kitchen
City centre balcony
City centre balcony
Arsenic and Ammonite - a real sense of calm.
Arsenic and Ammonite - a real sense of calm.
Chambre d'enfant Arsenic
Chambre d'enfant Arsenic
Chambre d'enfant Arsenic
Chambre d'enfant Arsenic
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Arsenic in high gloss on ceiling
Front Door
Front Door
Child's rocking chair
Child's rocking chair
Our Edinburgh Hallway in Arsenic
Our Edinburgh Hallway in Arsenic
Arsenic and James White playroom
Arsenic and James White playroom
Front door
Front door
from boring to stunning
from boring to stunning
bedside table with VARDO
bedside table with VARDO
Arsenic front door
Arsenic front door
Arsenic Gnome
Arsenic Gnome
Tasty Yellowcake served with a bit of Arsenic!
Tasty Yellowcake served with a bit of Arsenic!
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 Hello again! We painted a bathroom in Arsenic in our previous house, we loved it so much we’ve used it again.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very strident colour. Difficult to work with. Colour was stronger (harder) than expected. Thought there would be some subtlety to it. Door looked like it had been colonized by tic tacs! Not the rich colour I have expected. Also, you have to work really quickly with the product to avoid brush strokes. Overall, not impressed. Another one that will be painted over!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful colour - just as I'd hoped it would be. A beautiful colour - just as I'd hoped it would be. I'm a professional decorator and bought this for use on a client's woodwork, as it looked the nearest match to the original colour: my clients were very pleased with it - in fact, they said they preferred it to the original, as it matched their bath mats better! As a paint product, it was easy to apply, although it does need two coats to give a really good, overall rich and even finish. I'd be happy to recommend it and use it again.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich colour. Chose this colour for the kitchen walls in our Victorian house. Delighted with the result. With white paintwork and modern kitchen units the colour strikes just the right balance with it's rich and elegant finish. Another beautiful paint to work with.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is only Farrow and Ball for me. I use nothing but Farrow and Ball in my home, it's wonderful quality and lasts forever. I tend to buy modern emulsion as it's very easy to apply myself and only needs 2 coats to cover anything I bought this matchpot to touch up some minor scratches to my living room which is painted in arsenic, I painted it 6 years ago and it still looks wonderful today. Goes very well with red accessories.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour! Arsenic is a wonderful colour that we have used time after time! We have even done a Hotel room in NYC with it on every surface inc the floor(it looked amazing!) We traveled for a year and this colour kept popping up.W e used Arsenic in our bedroom on all the woodwork and doors! The paint was super easy to use and the finish is great. I am a Painter and decorator to trade and find the product to be very good!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hallway Beautiful colour and so easy to apply. Despite being darker than the previous colour this has brightened up our hallway.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour We used this colour in our dining room and it looks great. My wife took a bit of persuading that this was the right colour for the room but we are now both very pleased with the results and the compliments from visitors keep coming! As with all F&B paint, it was easy to apply and we got full coverage in two coats.
Date published: 2017-08-24
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