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 219.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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 Fab colour I bought this to decorate our lounge early this year , I got it in the estate finish because I couldn’t find it in the other finish anywhere . BIG mistake , It marked so easily room was starting to look like it had been done 3years ago , so I bought another tin in Modern finish direct from F&B it’s so much better looks lovely , so now it should be more wipeable . I love the F&B colours . Just to mention it’s just two of us at home with no children
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I used this paint for some of the treatment rooms in my osteopathic practice. This colour is perfect for a calm cosy feel. All our patients and massage clients love the atmosphere this colour has created. Hopefully it will last longer than the ‘cheap’ paint we used before;).
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use paint Such a lovely paint to use. Good quality. Worth the money. Unique colour.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elephants Breath Used this to paint a spare bedroom Lovely colour that goes with anything. Wanted a grey but a subtle grey and Elephants Breath is just that
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool calm colour. I saw this colour at a friends 19th century house. I have just moved to a Victorian place of my own. The elephants breath looks stunning against the white of the coving and ceiling roses. It gives a lovely serene feel to the rooms. I chose the modern emulsion as I have two dogs.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a lovely colour I bought this and have painted my hallway and stairs. It's a beautiful colour, very relaxing, not too dark for the hall. I'm so happy I chose it.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good match I bought this as a sample. It was true to the paint chart.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Paint Beautiful depth of colour. Easy application and fabulous quality
Date published: 2020-07-11
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