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 75.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
  • Exterior walls
  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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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
Living Room on houseboat
Living Room on houseboat
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 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 Fabulous colour! Second time I have used this colour on a piece of furniture and the result is stunning. Never disappointed with any of Farrow & Ball products.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark moody and simply gorgeous This beautiful rich paint had transformed my. Room.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour for the garden We painted our garden room in off black and it’s such a lovely rich colour. It looks black on a dull day but a dark grey when the sun shines on it. The exterior paint covered really well and looks great after one year.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous paint finish I used Farrow & Ball Off Black eggshell on my kitchen island cupboards. The finish was fabulous. I love the deep colour.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice colour Not all black is created equal! I was a bit worried that the black would be overwhelming for the room - but the estate emulsion has a nice chalky matt finish and looks great.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off black Beautiful soft black. Not harsh like a true black. Lovely paint goes on beautifully. More expensive than some other makes but worth it in my Opinion.
Date published: 2019-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic off black Did a huge wall in our bedroom and it looks fantastic makes the room feel very classy
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my front door I bought this as I wanted a black front door without it being too dark and shiny . I have painted the garage and front door and I am really please with overall finish. Colour goes well with our house bricks. My husband says it’s a dark grey but to me it’s Off-Black!!
Date published: 2019-06-27
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