Down Pipe

No.26

A dramatic lead grey

Down Pipe, a dark lead grey, has definite blue undertones to it which deepen the complexity of the finish. Originally inspired by the colour used to paint downpipes and guttering, it has been embraced for use inside the home with fanatical zeal! This daringly dark hue is fabulous as a background to art, and extremely effective for use in halls to create a deeply dramatic entrance to the home. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Dimpse

Down Pipe is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 151.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
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  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Window shutters and window boxes
Window shutters and window boxes
Display cabinet transformation
Display cabinet transformation
Down Pipe in Kitchen
Down Pipe in Kitchen
Dressing room
Dressing room
Kitchen revamp
Kitchen revamp
Cornforth White hallway with Down Pipe feature wall
Cornforth White hallway with Down Pipe feature wall
Hallway
Hallway
Hallway
Hallway
French Farmhouse Kitchen
French Farmhouse Kitchen
Living Room
Living Room
Downpipe kitchen
Downpipe kitchen
entrance hall
entrance hall
Living Room on houseboat
Living Room on houseboat
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
Wooden Touches Hand Painted Side Table
Wooden Touches Hand Painted Side Table
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Down Pipe Gloss Double Garage
Down Pipe Gloss Double Garage
Down Pipe Gloss Front Door
Down Pipe Gloss Front Door
Downpipe Office
Downpipe Office
Study
Study
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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.


QUALITY FINISHES

Every one of our 132 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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great depth of colour Love how this paint has added depth and style to our white bathroom. The colour is rich, warm and sophisticated. Love it
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Finish So pleased with the end result. I'm not a professional painter but found it really easy to apply and dried nice and consistent. Sprayed FB Downpipe Estate Eggshell Rolled FB Modern Emulsion Hardwick White
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost too good! This paint never disappoints! The color is amazing and is the perfect update for our front door.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely transformed my kitchen! I was very nervous about painting my kitchen cabinets and watched every YouTube clip for tips. I’m so glad I took the plunge and F&B Downpipe was just the colour to give me the result I was hoping for. It’s just so stylish and goes with practically any colour . It definitely has a navy hue but is also grey. It’s a difficult colour to describe but it’s just awesome! I paired it with Shaded white on the cooker mantle and pelmet, and drop cloth on the walls( a stunning colour too)
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this paint and color. This transformed my room to exactly what I wanted!
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour Decided on this colour for our summerhouse, combined with Manor House Grey and it looks stunning.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Just painted my garden furniture, covers so well. Excellent quality
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Professional Finish I purchased the Estate Eggshell in Down Pipe to update some kitchen cupboards. I was delighted with the end result. I used the Dark Tones Primer underneath and gave each cupboard 2 coats with the Down Pipe. The kitchen looks like a new kitchen. I am absolutely delighted with the results and would highly recommend the product. Love the colour and finish. It blends perfectly with the Lamp Room Gray.
Date published: 2019-04-17
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