A dark and rich brown

Mahogany is an invitingly rich brown which takes its name from the dark red wood used by master cabinet makers like Thomas Chippendale. Packed with warm tones that give a unique depth of colour, the almost burnt brown pigments create a welcoming retreat which envelopes the room in an earthy darkness. Often used with Dead Salmon to enhance historic art and antique furniture. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Joa's White

Mahogany is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 39.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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 Excellent paint I bought a Farrow & Ball Mahogany paint to re-paint a bannister, particularly because of other good reviews and it was the colour I wanted. I was not disappointed. The paint has the advantages of being water-soluble and quick drying. However, similar paints are often difficult to apply fast enough to get a smooth finishing without the problems of over-brushing as the paint dries. The F & B paint however was easy to apply quickly and smoothly without runs or the need to over-brush. Excellent finish after two coats. Very happy with the paint and would order again in future.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sample pots I ordered several sample pots, they arrived promptly and well packed. Great service, will not hesitate to use Farrow & Ball again.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks good Bought this to re vitalise a bathroom cabinet rather than replace it. It has worked wonderfully. Easy to put on and dried a lovely deep mahogany colour .
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes for miles Thought we may have needed another tin but coverage fantastic. Not being a fan of gloss this eggshell finish is just right. Looks classy
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly pigmented paint Always purchase farrow and ball even though it’s costlier than others the finish it gives is superb.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I wanted to paint a very unpleasant bannister. In 2 coats this paint transformed it. I’m so pleased with the result. Farrow and Ball are my favourite company for paint.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought Mahogany exterior eggshell paint for my front door. A small tin was more than enough for the door so I decided to use it for my old conservatory windows and doors. It completely transformed the look of it! Old, tacky looking frames look elegant and wooden now thanks to Mahogany colour. We love it!
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully warm pigments I painted over the beams in my cottage with this as they had previously, unfortunately, been painted white. The colour looks wonderful and absolutely hums with the warm notes of mahogany whilst at the same time giving a real feeling of the old wood of the cottage; the matt effect of this 'estate' emulsion is really velvety and marvellously atmospheric. It also has great coverage. I am absolutely thrilled with the result!
Date published: 2020-06-12
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