A cool white

Our coolest white, with the slightest hint of grey, was historically made with the addition of lamp black pigment gathered from the smoke of burning oil lamps. Blackened sits perfectly with each of our Architectural Neutrals for a minimal look or stronger industrial feel. It’s particularly spectacular when used in Full Gloss within stainless steel kitchens, or when paired with All White for an uncompromisingly modern finish. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: All White

Blackened is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 155.
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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 Unparallelled Bought this for bathroom panelling in modern eggshell. Unbelievable quality and so happy with finish and colour. Just cant find this elsewhere. Is also true to paint chart which often find other paints are not. Would definitely recommend highly.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I bought this for my new kitchen, the cupboards are dark grey and I have white metro tiles. The addition of this subtle grey paint looks perfect. I thought initially that it was going to be too white but it dries to a darker colour. I am a recent convert to Farrow and Ball paint and I wouldn't choose anything else now.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Blackened Limewash masonry paint I bought this paint recently having bought some other colours from Farrow and Ball recently. I must say that I’m completely astounded at how good this paint is. I was a skeptic at first believing that there’s no way their paints and descriptions could be accurate. How wrong I was. I love their paints and plan to keep using them at every opportunity in the future. Delivery to Ireland from the U.K. was exceptionally quick. Thanks so much for being professional. Love your website and paint colours and can’t wait to discover more of their ranges and styles.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect grey We spent ages deciding on which shade of greys to paint our walls and I’m so glad we chose Blackened. It’s not too dark, but shows but up nicely on the walls and still seems warm. The rest of our room is navy and gold. It goes on the walls beautifully and has a lovely smooth touch when’s dry.
Date published: 2020-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sh Bought this to revamp my kitchen cupboards, a big project. Love the way it changes with the light. It has completely transformed the kitchen.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from F&B Blackened - perfect! I was looking for a very light but defined grey colour for my kitchen diner, F&B blackened is exactly what I was looking for. Gives great definition between the walls and wood work, without darkening the room. Quality and coverage is exceptional as always... this is my 3rd F&B colour in the house (I can also recommend De Nimes and Oval Room Blue) and now I'm officially a fan of this brand!
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very cool white Bought to go with Dix Blue to add a little contrast rather than white and best decision we could have made :) Reacts brilliantly to light, no two walls the same colour, which we love!
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour! I bought this for our black/white kitchen (north facing kitchen). Absolutely love this colour- it's light grey with blue undertone in some lights. Depending on the amount of light, colour changes slightly. Good coverage and easy to apply (modern emulsion)
Date published: 2020-12-01
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