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 132.
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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 Good coverage needs a good gloss to compliment When I applied this to walls and ceiling I felt it had a blue undertone to it . I then used Plummet gloss on woodwork which changed the colour dramatically and made the walls appear grey which is what I was looking for. If you intend to keep woodwork light in colour then it will be blue but pair with a deep gloss and it transforms.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Always very impressed with Farrow and Ball and the service they provide. Fast delivery on the day they give. I would use them over and over again, prices are competitive. Avoid Brewers and homebase!!!
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I love this emulsion and eggshell, easy to apply covers in one coat. Brilliant
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect finish I bought this a couple of weeks ago to paint my floorboards. The colour has turned out just as I was hoping. True to sample colour, just a slight hint of grey. Perfect with white tongue & groove walls. Very happy!
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service and product I initially purchased a small 750ml tin of Blackened Eggshell. The online service was smooth and delivery was fast. The paint colour was just as advertised, it was well made and went up beautifully. I was impressed and ordered another larger tin. Again I received a great service. No complaints and would recommend!
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful light shade of grey I’m a big fan of F&B and have not been let down by any of their paints. I have tended to stick to the whiter shades but wanted to try something different for my teenage son’s room. Not disappointed with Blackened. Still kept a light aura in the room but with added colour. No problem accessorising and a great hit with my son.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint for the process of painting I’ve done a lot of painting in my time. I’ve also had decorators in and only found one painter who achieved the same level of finish (there are lots of us out there- if I could get my daughter in law to paint for me I would!). I not only look for great colours but also texture and paint-ability. F&B is the only paint I’ll use now. I used estate emulsion. It went on like a dream and achieved a wonderful density of colour.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paint I have bought farrow and ball paint a couple of times now and it never disappoints excellent paint
Date published: 2020-10-10
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