Mouse's Back


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 68.
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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 Bedroom colour I bought this to give my bedroom a warm sumptuous feeling and it’s done just that. I love F&B paint it’s got a great look and has some gorgeous colours.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Quality Product Lockdown project was to refurbish and repaint a summerhouse. The original colour was Mouses Back which we like and wanted to keep. I had to source this paint from the manufacturer as it was not locally available in store. I already had Mid Tones as a primer/ undercoat so the paint went on really well. Almost odourfree and covers well. As it is water based cleaning brushes is easy. Very pleased with the finished summerhouse and the paint will last for at least six years!
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful classic colour Mouses back is a beautiful rich brownish greenish greyish colour depending on the light, We teamed it with drop cloth on the studio and bicycle shed and are very happy with the result
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint I bought undercoat and top coat in Mouse's Back, wow, absolutely brilliant paint, the best. Will only use FB now, I've seen the light of day. First class service, super quick delivery and packaged first class. Couldn't ask for more .Front door looks fabulous and neighbours love it too.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Absolutely delighted with this paint, I have used F&B many times and I get more enthusiastic with every application! I used a combination of mouses back and Stoney Ground to up cycle my hall table and thoroughly delighted with the end result.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enviable Colour For our cottage feeling house we have brilliant white and greys, which replaced “Drag-Nolia” Mouses Back Is soo unique, in the can it appeared to have a mushroom tone and on the wall you can feel a green warmth. I adore it.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mouses Back...not a squeek in sight ! Ever since using F&B I've been a convert. Its like painting with 'single cream ' so smooth. Also the names are fabulous and I love to see the reaction on the faces of people when they ask the colour....MOUSES BACK ! Love it ! Delivery was 1st class . Thank you.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I bought this for a wall in a study but did two I lived it so much!!!
Date published: 2020-07-15
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