A dark and sophisticated lavender

Brassica’s rich lavender tones feel both feminine and charming in light areas, but become much more sophisticated and grey in darker areas due to an underlying hint of black. Named after the group of plants which includes purple sprouting broccoli, this warm shade lifts cold feeling rooms without being overtly red. It is often combined with Elephant's Breath and Skimming Stone for a rich, contemporary feel. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Great White

Brassica is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 A new front door! I used a primer underneath and just two coats of Brassica to update my upvc front door. So pleased with the finish. Easy to use and looks great!
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely soft subtle colour We’ve tried lots of colours and makes of fence paint - this is soft and subtle - perfect
Date published: 2020-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect match! Went on like a dream. No smell and dried quickly. Good colour match with picture online and on tin. Shame we had to buy such a lot of paint for our small amount of surface. That was too much money.
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our 80s rock revival office wall Perfect color to offset the home office space and theme a wall. No complaints from Batman (the dog). Bedroom next!
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful colour Painted our back door in this colour and love the way it changes colour in different light.
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cover and no smell when painting I bought the brassica last month for a feature wall and was recommended F and B paint by a friend and found a colour I like - I like the companies ethical values and like buying UK This photo does make the colour look a little darker than it is but it’s very warm and cosy feeling
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and beautiful colour I love this colour! I brought it to paint some woodwork in my house. It’s very luscious and a beautiful colour.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour Bought the sample pot to be able to compare it with another brand and when we actually do the job it'll be the brassica for us without doubt, great colour and great coverage too
Date published: 2020-07-20
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