Mouse's Back

No.40

A quiet grey brown

This grey brown classic takes its characterful name from the fawny colour of the British field mouse. Much like its namesake, the green based Mouse’s Back is quiet in nature and feels soft in rooms both large and small. It will read greener when used on the walls of underlit rooms and is the perfect accent on furniture or floors when combined with more traditional shades such as Setting Plaster and Lime White. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Off-White

Mouse's Back is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 41.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
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  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
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  • Exterior wood and metal
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Hallway
Hallway
Harvey home - Front living room
Harvey home - Front living room
Shepherd Hut in F&B Mouses Back
Shepherd Hut in F&B Mouses Back
Living-room
Living-room
Small hallway of Georgian cottage
Small hallway of Georgian cottage
Traditional Belfast sink unit
Traditional Belfast sink unit
Study in Purbeck Stone and Mouse's Back
Study in Purbeck Stone and Mouse's Back
Study in Purbeck Stone and Mouse's Back
Study in Purbeck Stone and Mouse's Back
Living Room in Oxford Stone
Living Room in Oxford Stone
Farrow &Ball Bathroom Collaboration - Glasgow, UK
Farrow &Ball Bathroom Collaboration - Glasgow, UK
Living room
Living room
Lovely Mouse's Back
Lovely Mouse's Back
Mouse's Back for the mices
Mouse's Back for the mices
Soft romantic with a little bit of drama in our master bedroom
Soft romantic with a little bit of drama in our master bedroom
Calm and restful
Calm and restful
Sitting room
Sitting room
Hall
Hall
Mural
Mural
Feature Wall
Feature Wall
Country kitchen
Country kitchen
Product Information 
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE

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 132 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.

Customer Reviews 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results This is the first time we have used Farrow and Ball and it won't be the last. We are more than happy with the result and have had nothing but compliments from family and friends on the results .
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bathroom Transformation!! Mouses back has transformed my previous dull cream bathroom! Perfect grey/ brown colour. The depth of colour is stunning!! Wouldn’t use any other paint since using Cornforth White 6 years ago!
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bought to paint the doors of a 17th century Dissenters' Chapel this colour was an excellent match to the paint used in a previous redecoration. Both the texture and colour are perfect.
Date published: 2019-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic product A little pricey however the quality is excellent. The Finnish is very superior and the colour is exactly as expected.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks stunning Absolutely love this colour matches so many different colours and the finish brilliant.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovey gray with green undertone Beautiful colour, moody for evening, relaxing in the daytime mouses back on wall, light gray on ceiling, shaded white above window
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! This paint went on like a dream! Great coverage and so smooth. The colours dries slightly darker than when you first apply so don’t be surprised if it’s lighter than expected when first applied.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint Absolutely fantastic. Exactly the right colour. Brilliant finish. Farrow and Ball paints deliver the best quality ever. Painted our kitchen cupboards 4 years ago still look amazing
Date published: 2018-07-24
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