Mole's Breath


A moody grey

A timeless grey whose name takes its roots from the much loved Elephant's Breath, this moody hue is inspired by a smaller, furrier animal. Mole's Breath is the most versatile of our stronger accents as it can be used both with Easy Neutrals like Purbeck Stone and Contemporary Neutrals like Strong White. It is particularly effective to ground kitchen islands and when used on the walls of smaller spaces to create a fabulously sullen yet warm room. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ammonite

Mole's Breath is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 161.
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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.


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 Love Love the colour, it’s going to be perfect for my kitchen units, always found Farrow and Ball paint fabulous. Can’t wait to start.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for kitchen cabinets Used this colour before so knew it would look great on a customer’s kitchen cabinets. Shab2Fab is my upcycling business. I use FB and would be grateful of a discount with future purchases.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour Easy to order and quick delivery. Colour is just as we hoped and looks great on the wall.
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Versatile I had an old table and left over Mole’s Breath from our livingroom. It really does transform and extend the life of old furniture! So easy to use and the varnish to finish really does being out the colour.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful shade , great coverage A lovely warm grey , as always easy to use , 2 coats suffice, goes a long way, Best paint I've ever used, would not go back to otger cheaper brands , well worth the extra
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour and great quality I bought this to paint the bannisters on my staircase which were a boring dark stained wood. Uses Moles Breath modern eggshell for the bannister and posts and Strong White modern eggshell on the spindles. Really pleased with the colours and overall finish. Wanting to avoid full gloss, the modern eggshell gives a subtle sheen and is hard wearing.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour , great coverage Started with chimney breast , used so little ,decided to do the hall ceiling, so easy to apply, minimal splatter , great coverage, best paint I've ever used , can't go back to inferior brands, does go further too ,so you get what you pay for .
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful painted fireplace We have used Oval room blue to paint a wood panelled room. We used your suggested colour combinations and used Mole’s Breath to paint the fireplace. The room looks wonderful. We are really pleased. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-03-11
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