Dove Tale

No.267

A warm grey with lilac undertones

Dove Tale is a darker version of Elephant's Breath and is perfect for those who are hoping for a warm grey finish. Typical of the colours used by the bohemian Bright Young Things between the wars, it is the perfect choice for the bedroom as its gentle lilac undertone creates a soft and inviting feel. Pair with Skimming Stone for the most flattering and subtle scheme.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Strong White

Dove Tale is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 80.
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WATER BASED AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

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.


SAFETY INFORMATION

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 great as a feature wall went well with peignoir in my bedroom. calming and refreshing.
Date published: 2022-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous colour! Love the colour! I used Modern Emulsion Dove Tale No.267 under our dado (hall & landing) and I’m so glad I did. It was exactly the colour I was looking for as I’ve used Modern Emulsion Skimming Stone above the dado. It went on so easily, and the way the colour changes from morning to evening is incredible!
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour for hallway We had elephant breath before but wanted something a little darker to make the new painted stair stand out. The walls are Dove Tail and the banister rail is moles breath
Date published: 2021-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really love this colour. Exactly the shade we want We were looking for a shade that differed in the different light we have in this room
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make a room sing Used Dove Tale as the signature wall behind the bed. Rest of the room was Peignoir with skirting and doors in Great White. A very calming scheme for the bedroom.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior quality paint Bought exterior Matt Dove Tale, stunning colour which we have complemented with Downpipe on window sills, stunning. Paint was of a superior quality and covered effortlessly.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great colour chart and sample pots will definitely be using your paint later in the summer I have used your paint before
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour I order a couple of samples and found the perfect shade Dove Tail. Absolutely love it on my outside door. It gives the perfect country cottage feel with a modern twist.
Date published: 2021-04-02
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