Drop Cloth


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 93.
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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.


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.


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 Lovely neutral Excellent coverage only takes 2 coats and a lovely neutral that blends in with the surrounding decor , I have it in my hallways in a new build and it adds a touch of elegance especially combined with white woodwork
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jaw dropping, Drop Cloth I’m a huge F&B fan...my decorator laughs at me I love it so much and this is one of my favourite colours. It’s better in modern than estate! Looks beige sometimes and sometimes it looks grey! It’s a beautiful colour either way!
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour and finish We wanted to lighten our black beams so chose the Dead Flat finish in Drop Cloth, it is perfection.
Date published: 2021-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the colour I used eggshell to do my wood work along side shaded white walls , beautiful coverage and so pleased with the colour it’s self
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a Beautiful complex colour! I have painted my hallway and lounge in this colour and it looks so stylish. It’s a cross between Grey and Beige but it looks very different colours in different lights.
Date published: 2021-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab product! The colour and finish on the paint is great - it has transformed our hallway!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply beautiful We painted our kitchen cupboards in drop cloth eggshell finish ... we are so very very happy with the results it’s just stunning so easy to use. Lovely tough finish. Beautiful quality. We also used School House White on the walls. We couldn’t be happier with the results.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drop Cloth Bought Drop Cloth for my kitchen in modern emulsion, it’s like putting cream on the walls well worth the cost!
Date published: 2020-12-06
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