A warm lemon yellow

Citron, as the name suggests, is a warm Mediterranean yellow which has a bright intensity in small spaces and is fantastically welcoming in halls. It is softer in well lit rooms but is perhaps a little too stimulating for the bedroom. Try contrasting with House White on ceilings and woodwork. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: House White

Citron is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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 Sample pot - citron Love these sample pots, gives a good idea of colour, far better than on the computer
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour Happy with the colour. It gave our front door a new lease of life!
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fresh lemony colour We bought Citron to update our kitchen walls. It took a little time before we purchased the colour to find exactly the right shade of yellow that I had in mind, and I bought samples of different shades from Farrow and Ball and other paint companies. I was so glad that I chose Farrow and Ball Citron as the colour is perfect for our north facing kitchen. It lifts the colour in the kitchen and provides a lovely bright, fresh and happy colour, which is just what I wanted!
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This colour makes me hapoy Just by looking at this I get cheered up. A gorgeous yellow which isn’t ‘too much’. Goes well in our playroom with breakfast room green, Hague blue and Rangwali.
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect, nothing more I can say Bought this paint to up do a kitchen dresser top. Lovely finish
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality paint We bought this to repaint our outdoor timber bistro table and chairs. The paint was easy to apply, and two coats did a great job of coverage. The colour is lovely, really cheerful without being over-bright. In our experience, if you buy F&B paint you won’t be sorry in the long run.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought a sample pot of Citron last month - perfect coverage, gorgeous colour
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely paint!! I bought this sample pot and loved the colour so much I ended up using it for my living room!
Date published: 2020-06-15
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