Elephant's Breath

No.229

A warm mid grey

This warm and contemporary grey is renowned for its characterful paint name, originally created by John Fowler, the notable English interior designer. Elephant's Breath reads as an uplifting mid grey with its hint of magenta, but can become almost lilac in the cooler light of west facing rooms. Try offsetting with Charleston Gray and London Clay for an invitingly earthy scheme with more intense accents, or pair with other Contemporary Neutrals such as the softer Strong White for a sense of neutrality and calm. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Strong White

Elephant's Breath is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 272.
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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.


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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 The total best, service, delivery and product! Wouldn’t buy paint anywhere else..... from the helpful ‘chat’ feature on line to the finished look ... everything enjoyable and made to feel a valued customer 10/10
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy service Excellent delivery service. One of our favourite colours - even better in Dead Flat for a woodwork finish.
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elephants Breath - Great paint! Bought Elephants Breath to paint the hall. Great coverage and a lovely finish - would recommend.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour! Fantastic coverage, colour is stunning! Paired with *off black* paint.....the two colours together are beautiful!
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Lovely colour choices Good quality hard wearing paint
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour So pleased with Elephants Breath. I have painted it below the dado rail in our hallway. Lovely warm colour and already been able to wipe a mark off it.
Date published: 2021-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A versatile classic Easy to use, gorgeous finish. Images speak for themselves.
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Goes on well, dries to a beautiful finish. Easy clean up. This colour is fabulous in my lounge with warm pebble grey tones. My walks are skimming stone.
Date published: 2021-02-04
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