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 206.
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Inspiration
Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
Stone & Chrome - In-Frame Shaker Kitchen
East facing sitting room
East facing sitting room
Sea View
Sea View
Pink Kitchen
Pink Kitchen
China Dresser
China Dresser
Bedroom sulking room pink
Bedroom sulking room pink
Bedroom
Bedroom
Living Room
Living Room
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Bedroom - Il Belvedere
Bedroom - Il Belvedere
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Italian Country house - Belvedere
Living Room - Elephant's Breath
Living Room - Elephant's Breath
Kitchen makeover
Kitchen makeover
Enrtry colour in our new house
Enrtry colour in our new house
Joan Taylor - The Stable
Joan Taylor - The Stable
Painted Bedding Box
Painted Bedding Box
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
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 Great. Bought it for my bathroom. Love the colour. Looking forward to it all done.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful paint and colour This was just what I wanted the colour was just as I had hoped. The coverage was excellent and the finish after 2 coats was gorgeous.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality!!! The colour is amazing and the quality is second to none. It’s so worth the extra cost. I would highly recommend Farrow & Ball. Also the paint went further than we anticipated
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Paint Used F & B paint previously, could not source it locally so purchased direct from F&B. Great service, Quality paint.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage. This is the second time I have bought this paint and it is so good to work with. Great coverage properties in the finish, though the undercoat was a we bit pricey. All in all a great product and would definitely buy again.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Colour I bought this to freshen up my kitchen which had crimson painted walls and it was getting very tired and jarring! Elephants Breath has transformed the whole look and feel of the room. Everyone who's seen it loves it. It also covers well although I emulsioned the red walls white before applying this paint and it now looks excellent.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality you can feel I decided to give the kitchen a face lift, so instead of changing the doors I opted to invest in a quality paint for the job. The finish is gorgeous and it was a joy to work with. I liked it so much I did the dining table too!
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always use it, it's the best. Covid19 caused a problem as shops were closed but you managed to deliver to us and even though we had to wait a while it was definately worth the wait.
Date published: 2020-06-25
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