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 147.
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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
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
Down Pipe
Down Pipe
Downpipe bedroom
Downpipe bedroom
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour of distinction! As always it was effortless to put on and the colour didn’t disappoint. So much so, as well as choosing ‘Railings’ for under the dado in the hall, it is also 1st choice for our front door....can’t wait! Now need to decide on what to paint the wall above the dado, as it’s such a large hall/landing up to 3rd floor!
Date published: 2019-04-07
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
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