Drop Cloth

No.283

A gentle mid grey beige

Neither too yellow, nor too grey, Drop Cloth is the traditional name for the indispensable painter's dust sheet which this muted colour embodies. A nod to our painters and decorators, this mid grey beige is the perfect contrast to our slightly lighter Shaded White and Shadow White, creating a trio of colours that sit effortlessly together in modern and traditional homes, both large and small. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Shadow White

Drop Cloth is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Inspiration
William Morris inspired cottage bedroom
William Morris inspired cottage bedroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bathroom his and hers sinks
Bathroom his and hers sinks
Family bathroom
Family bathroom
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Salle d'eau à l'ancienne
Salle d'eau à l'ancienne
Cosy Sitting Room
Cosy Sitting Room
Dropcloth living room
Dropcloth living room
TOTAL MAKEOVER!
TOTAL MAKEOVER!
#MyFaBHome Kitchen
#MyFaBHome Kitchen
#MyFaBHome
#MyFaBHome
Drop cloth walls with Clunch wardrobes
Drop cloth walls with Clunch wardrobes
Down Pipe and Drop Cloth front door
Down Pipe and Drop Cloth front door
Close up of exterior Shadow White and Drop Cloth
Close up of exterior Shadow White and Drop Cloth
Exterior in shadow white, drop cloth and downpipe
Exterior in shadow white, drop cloth and downpipe
Inchyra bedroom
Inchyra bedroom
Guest bedroom in inchyra blue
Guest bedroom in inchyra blue
Living room
Living room
Lounge at Top Garden Suite, Far Sawrey.
Lounge at Top Garden Suite, Far Sawrey.
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 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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Fantastic colour Bought this for a client, and fell in love with the colour. With it being the modern emulsion, it is more durable and can be wiped. Great colour range. I know a lot of decorators that do not like the F&B paint, but I think that’s because you have to apply it to the surface rather than just wallop it on. Just my opinion.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favourite colour! Look for ages for the perfect colour for our entry hall that can be quite dark in the afternoon. Drop cloth is perfect.. Soft muted beige/grey in full sun and a soft grey/green in low light..
Date published: 2020-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage I bought this for my bedroom and it covered the walls perffectly with only one coat! Such great quality especially compared with other brands - the colour is perfect too for the bedroom grey/beige but still warm.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everybody comments on this fabulous colour I love this colour. I like a neutral scheme and this achieves that, but with interest. It changes hue depending on the different light. The matt emulsion finish looks fabulous. I've paired it with Shaded White on the woodwork, and the whole scheme is wonderful. Everyone who comes into my house comments on the colour and wants to know what it's called so they can get it too!
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic colour A lovely colour and Fantastic quality paint as always from Farrow & Ball, covers so well and a great finish
Date published: 2019-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great neutral with a hint of warmth Just finished painting our kitchen walls in Drop Cloth modern emulsion. As usual, we first painted with the recommended primer ( mid tones in this case) . Couldn’t be happier with the result. It is a north facing room so I was a little nervous that the colour would be too cold but it is just what I wanted- a lovely neutral with a hint of warmth. As we were painting over pale yellow we primed the walls twice and only needed one top coat. Lovely to work with and beautiful depth to the shade which I never feel can be achieved with other big name brands.
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great background colour We have re-painted our teenage son's bedroom with three walls in Drop Cloth and one feature wall in Moles Breath - and it looks stunning! The two work really well together. We are so pleased with how the white gloss woodwork stands out from even the lighter walls, giving it a richness it might not have with a paler colour. F&B paint always has an amazing finish so of course we are delighted with the depth of colour and chalky feel.
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most wonderful colour I absolutely love this colour. It is warm but has the perfect amount of grey as well. It is the perfect colour in my living room and I’m so happy with it. It’s also very easy to paint with and looks great with very little effort.
Date published: 2019-11-03
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