Green Ground


A pale and fresh green

This refreshing green is a lightened version of Cooking Apple Green, created as a background colour to some of our prettiest botanical wallpapers. The paleness of Green Ground has a calming feel, so is well suited to use in kitchens to create a contented family atmosphere. Often paired with a bright white to enhance its colour, it can also be used on panelling with our darker Green Smoke to create a reassuringly historic look that seems as if it’s always belonged.

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: James White

Green Ground is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 49.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Couldn’t Be Happier
Couldn’t Be Happier
upcycled cabinet
upcycled cabinet
Decoration Of Georgian House
Decoration Of Georgian House
guest bedroom and office
guest bedroom and office
Green kitchen/dining room
Green kitchen/dining room
Hall stairs and landing
Hall stairs and landing
Dining Room
Dining Room
Bench painted in Green Smoke
Bench painted in Green Smoke

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 Perfect results every time. According to my friends I am a Farrow and Ball "snob" but even they have to accept that my cottage looks amazing with it's new paint I love the fact that you can touch up scuff marks and the new paint just blends into the old . Also there is no paint odour and the estate emulsion matt finish suits old houses beautifully. I will NEVER be without Farrow and Ball paint.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super service Selecting a number of colours was very pleased to receive rather quickly the items
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes five star Nice paint to work with, bit expensive but worth it to get a satisfactory finish also good correspondence with the order
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning colour. This is the most beautiful colour. The picture does not do it justice at all. It's like a soft acorn. I used it for hall, stairs, and landing. It is stunning with strong white woodwork (I used Dulux White Cotton) and has made my brown carpet come to life. Green Ground is beautiful with all browns and so is gorgeous against woodwork of all shades, too. It's a striking colour; bright and soft in the evening, almost sunlit in the day. For me, this is one of the loveliest colours in the F a and B range. It would work beautifully in any room, I think.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic range of paint colours We were trying to source a colour to match existing wall covering as original supplier not open during lock down. The F&B colour was even better than the original. Excellent paint.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab colour quality paint. Bought modern emulsion green ground. Perfect colour for our farm house kitchen, kind of pale mint green with a touch of olive. Good quality, easy to use paint.
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Great paint to use - even for novices such as me. Easy to clean brushes etc afterwards. Fantastic colour and finish. We have used this colour on our front door for years (not usually painted by me but thanks to Covid I’m learning) and everyone walking past out house always stop to admire - some much so that over the last couple of years several neighbours have now copied us!
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional coverage Bought this emulsion for a high traffic area (halls, stairs and landing) and I am delighted with the results. With three children I was tired of the constant patching of dirty walls with scuffs and hand marks, now I just wipe clean and can already see I will get longevity out of my personal time and investment to repaint. This paint has exceptional coverage and is now top of my list in using in other rooms when I redecorate, I'm a fan!
Date published: 2020-05-28
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