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 less 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 194.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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.


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 The Most Beautiful Black I’m obsessed with this color. I wanted to warm up some basement stairs, so I refinished the treads and banister in an aged oak, and I decided to break out of my comfort zone and paint the risers Off-Black. I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s exactly what I wanted, striking the perfect balance between classic, aged and updated. I will likely only be using F&B from now on. Pricier yes, but I can can zero in on the exact color I’m looking for without drowning in paint cards and making costly color mistakes.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect paint We've renovated an old chapel and every room is farrow and ball painted. The paint is so rich and smooth and easy to apply. I don't think i'd buy any other paint now. Cant recommend highly enough. Worth the money.
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off black eggshell farrow and ball So happy with the coverage covered our old bannister beautifully.
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent finish So happy with the finish and colour tone
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint First time ever buying this great to use, great coverage and a fantastic colour.
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sophistication in spades! This colour oozes class! Despite everyone telling me I was crazy to use such a colour. I’m never afraid to be bold and am so glad I stuck to my guns. It does have an underlying blue tone to it, so if you want something definite black then I’d suggest looking at the other black shades on offer. This has gone in my bathroom and is easily cleaned. Beautiful.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off black I got this to do my daughters build in wardrobes,great paint,lovely colour.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint has a great finish! I bought the modern emulsion and it went on great with a nice sheen that gives it some robustness.
Date published: 2020-11-20
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