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 131.
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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 product. I used Mole's Breath and Strong White to decorate my living room and I'm very pleased with the result. The paint covers the walls very well when the painting roll is used. I found a little bit difficult to use it with the paint brush because the product is very dense.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect paint I had my kitchen units professionally painted in moles breath colour and decided to paint the woodwork on the walls so I needed an extra tin. Great paint covers beautifully .Would definitely recommend
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Up Cyclers Dream This is about the 6th tin I have had of this paint from farrow abs ball. I have up cycled by late fathers stag furniture, my bed frame and several other items of furniture in my home. This paint is perfect for so many uses but on wood furniture it looks incredible, I did the bookcase and dresser with this last tin purchased.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint I have bought this paint a few times for my cafe . Really good quality hard wearing and looks great
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Cosy! Wasn't as easy to put on as some of the range but worth it once two coats on and looks very solid and strong. Looks great against the white and fits well with textures against it.
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good paint We tried farrow and ball paints before and we were very happy with the results we took a sample of mole breath and really loved the colour which will be using in various projects
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality product An excellent quality paint which was easy to apply and gave an excellent result. The colour and the "Modern Eggshell" finish are just right. I will definitely use Farrow and Ball paints for my future decorating.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful service Local shops cannot stock your extensive range, so your service is perfect
Date published: 2020-07-23
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