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 292.
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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.


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 Gorgeous colour We used it on our Hall, Stairs & Landing, looks great with light woods.
Date published: 2021-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I chose a sample pot of Elephant's Breath and it is a beautiful, soft colour. I would say it's a mushroom with hints of purple and grey and I love the way the colour changes in different lights. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour is exactly what I wanted It is exactly the colour I was looking for - I have arranged a decorator and the lounge will be painted in a couple of weeks - I can’t wait !
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the most beautiful colour! After trying many sample pots I decided to try this in our bedroom. It is the most beautiful colour! I am now using it everywhere!
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour Lovely colour. Looks beautiful in any light. Farrow and Ball paint is always the nicest.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I tried a few samples but Elephants Breath stood out as a warm colour in between grey and beige. I’ve used it to update oak furniture in the lounge, leaving the oak tops with black handles it’s the perfect colour and went on like a dream, used the light undercoat first then two coats of top coat, furniture looks brand new again. Very pleased
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely soft greige I wanted a colour that would be grey but warm and this colour fits the bill perfectly- lovely colour which changes depending on the natural light levels - had several comments of how nice it is already.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really modernised our kitchen So happy with this on our kitchen cupboards - can’t believe the difference it has made - kitchen seems so much lighter, brighter and modern. Used Down Pipe on the bottom cupboards and they look fabulous together.
Date published: 2021-03-27
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