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 4.5 out of 5 by 228.
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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 Great Color Reminds me of denim! It's got the perfect balance of dark blue and black. Love it!
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from black but not so black I wanted something black but not charcoal black, after two coats I got this beautiful shade of black. I love the 20% sheen effect, a bit shine but not too much glossy. Haven't tested the durability yet (I have put it on the stairs) so need to keep you updated. Feels like it dries pretty quickly so something to remember when applying.
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm black with lovely depth Put off-black on the high ceilings in former pudding factory we turned into a suite. Took down the ceiling beautifully without become too „black“ and worked wonderfully with Ammonite on the walls. We tried Blackened first but was too blue/ too cold. Painted easily and one layer was absolutely fine on former white. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour. Perfect for my project. After drying it looked slightly darker than when I first put it on, which was great. Piece looks great!
Date published: 2021-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour, just exactly off black... Very good quality paint. Easy to use and covers very well even after first layer. We use it for our garden room and it creates lovely contrast with natural wood.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No 57 on stairs Ok, first tin arrived open not impressed paint everywhere and I’m on panic mode But I must say customer service was very professional and put my mind at ease , sent out a new undamaged tin which arrived quickly. Paint is great quality and a little goes along way. Stairs and doors done . Very happy, now busy thinking about next colour to start in the bedroom. Would use again but maybe buy in store now that they will be open
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Estate eggshell off black Bought this for painting a wooden fireplace surround, used the Farrow and Ball dark tones primer first. Then did 2 coats of the off black, both were really nice to paint with (I used mini rollers) and dried in good time! Would definitely recommend and worth the price!
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feature wall With the television taking up most of the space on the wall and the white chest of drawers underneath it popped right of the wall. I love off black, even though I am drawn to light colours. Such easy paint to apply as well. Happy all the way round!
Date published: 2021-04-06
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