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 176.
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Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Floor Primer & Undercoat, Wood Knot & Resin Blocking Primer & Undercoat, and Metal Primer & Undercoat.


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 Pleased as always The best white to use if you want no trace of yellow.
Date published: 2022-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blackend dead flat Used blackend dead flat inside my summerhouse it’s absolutely stunning. So please with the finish.
Date published: 2022-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blackened has brightened our kitchen! We painted Blackened modern emulsion on the walls in our north facing kitchen, and it has brightened the room considerably in a very stylish way. We painted the kitchen cabinets in Pavilion grey and woodwork (windows, skirting, doors etc) in Dimpse. We are very pleased with the overall effect- it’s really clean looking, without being clinical. Blackened is a great colour for kitchen walls.
Date published: 2022-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Wow! Wow! After buying a tester pot of Blackened and seeing just how wonderful it was on the wall, I tasked my husband with buying 2 tins. He was shocked at the cost, but let's just say he has been converted and it's F&B now all the way! It's such a beautiful paint, from how it goes on to the final finish.
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic- Definitely recommend We bought blackened modern emulsion after using various tester posts. Ordering was easy and delivered within a few days. The colour is amazing and so easy to paint with. My partner has stated he'll always use F&B now and won't buy other brands. So it's a huge thumbs up from us. Great company and fabulous products.
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A colour suitable for royalty My 10 year old daughter selected this colour and jolly well right she was. It moves between grey, lavender and blue with the differing light. I recently spotted a very similar tone in the hit series ‘the crown’ if it can adorn the walls of the palace it’s good enough for me.
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour After trying of different colour greys from diffrent stores I finally found Blackened!! So please I did
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repurposed furniture I used the paint to update fitted wardrobe doors and two sets of free standing drawers. Paint was easy to use over the undercoat; great coverage. Love the way it changes with the light. The room is Manor House Grey, Wevet, All White and the Blackened furniture, which sounds very grey, but the different tones really make a statement and a bright interesting room.
Date published: 2021-04-13
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