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 141.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
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
Down Pipe
Down Pipe
Downpipe bedroom
Downpipe bedroom
Modern country kitchen
Modern country kitchen
BANK HOUSE
BANK HOUSE
City centre balcony
City centre balcony
Downstairs Cloaks
Downstairs Cloaks
Hallway
Hallway
Hallway Makeover
Hallway Makeover
Lounge in Hardwick white and Downpipe
Lounge in Hardwick white and Downpipe
Living Room
Living Room
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 Perfect for furniture I bought modern eggshell and it leaves a lovely finish on wood furniture. A small tin goes a long way. You can wipe the surface with a damp cloth. It was very easy to use. Probably the best furniture paint I've used since oil based eggshell.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect. Downpipe is one of my favourite colours that I return to time after time. It works as perfectly for a home library as it does for an alcove accent colour or a hallway floor to create impact. As understated as it is bold.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond expectations This paint has completely transformed some very old and grubby furniture that was most certainly destined for the scrap heap (see uploaded picture for before and after). These will look perfect under an oak worktop, coupled with the copper shell handles, to create a desk and completely transform a very drab office space. Thank you F&B.
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Took four coats and an age to dry Awful paint. Had to use four coats to get even coverage. Used top quality brushes and yes I used Farrow and Ball primer on Newly built MDf cupboards and shelves. Two weeks later it’s dry to the touch but leave anything on it and even light stuff sticks/ leaves marks. The only positive thing is the colour it’s a nice colour but that’s it
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colour Beautiful colour and I have had lots of compliments about my front room. The only criticism I had that there was a slight spillage of paint during delivery.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tricky to work with I picked up down pipe and ammonite is modern emulsion. Ammonite went on great, barely two coats needed however when I opened the down pipe & it had separated so I spent ages mixing it well. It really didn’t take to the wall very well, smeary and thin in places yet thick in others which made cutting in a nightmare ... I tried remixing again, but again the same problem. I’m not sure if this is consistent with this particular colour .... it was the last tin in the shop so suspect it has been sat there a while?!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A look of grandeur to a light room We had a large extended bathroom and used downpipe paired with dimpse, a light grey. A really regal look that looks sumptuous!
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Used F&B Downpipe to paint the outbuildings, looks amazing.Wonderful grey shade. Only needed one coat due to the quality of the paint. Highly Recommended
Date published: 2018-10-31
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