Off-Black

No.57

A soft black

This soft black is one of the original Farrow & Ball colours - an uncomplicated name for a well loved classic. Off-Black is much more flattering to adjacent colours than stronger blacks because it feels so much milder in tone and has none of the underlying cool blue of Railings or Black Blue. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Dimpse

Off-Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 86.
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Inspiration
Off-Black
Off-Black
Exterior
Exterior
The Study
The Study
Beech House Re Decoration
Beech House Re Decoration
Beech House
Beech House
Living room
Living room
Dining room
Dining room
Rangwali
Rangwali
Rangwali
Rangwali
Off Black on bar front in Cornwall
Off Black on bar front in Cornwall
House
House
Glass Roof Extension
Glass Roof Extension
Hallway
Hallway
Exterior
Exterior
Farmhouse Bathroom
Farmhouse Bathroom
Farmhouse Bathroom
Farmhouse Bathroom
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Kids Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
Historic Nantucket Kids Bath by Melanie Gowen Design
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 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.


Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 Our fireplace looks brand new. The quality of the metal primer and paint is unbelievable. The off black colour is captivating, I can't stop looking at our fireplace and thinking "We did that!".
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Painted our downstairs toilet in this and it’s just unbelievably beautiful. It give you a very deep charcoal shade I would say and looks lovely against whites, wood and metalwork. Not overpowering and didn’t bring the room in either. Just very striking!
Date published: 2020-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning revamp! Updated my 20 year old IKEA table and 6 recycled chairs from a previous F and B colour to Off Black. Just love it! Received so many great comments from friends and family!
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I painted my kitchen and hall in off black and worsted and I’m more then pleased my husband had his doubts but loved the results, off black looked dark grey at first but dried a beautiful black that looks rich. A brave choice for me but it worked I’m now thinking of doing a feature wall with it. Don’t be afraid of dark colours it’s the finishing touches like gilt mirrors and picture frames that make it pop .
Date published: 2020-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic exterior paint! This exterior masonry paint is simple the loveliest exterior paint I have used to date! The paint brushes on so smoothly and creates such a fresh protective look to any outside brick work! Knowing that the product is weather resistant and breathable it suits our cottage just right with a breathable paint being needed. It’s not jet black in colour nor it is grey grey - just the right colour inbetween the two. A highly recommended product by a very much recommended heritage brand.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect black I first painted my kitchen cupboards (east facing kitchen) in Railings, but it seemed too blue - especially in places exposed to more sunlight. Off-black has no blue-ness in it and works much better with the black granite tops. Now planning to paint the walls in Slipper Satin (previously painted in String), but Lime White also on the cards. Experimenting with swatches at the moment. Also painted a laundry room door in Off Black. It's as good as new.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service I bought a paints few times. Always good product, fast delivery
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Love love love it, classy with a great finish. Really easy to use and great to be able to wash brushes no chemicals.
Date published: 2019-12-13
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