Pale Hound

No.71

Delicately aged yellow

This pale and aged yellow is a lighter version of an archived Farrow & Ball colour, Hound Lemon. Named by the great colourist John Fowler, the story behind its namesake remains a mystery! Pale Hound sits particularly well in sunny spaces where it reads as a light and delicate yellow, and in garden rooms where its underlying green pigment connects seamlessly with the exterior. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Pale Hound is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
  • y_2019, m_4, d_19, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_18
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100071, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 31ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT

Select a surface and then a finish to add this product to your basket, or scroll down to order a sample pot.

{{pdp.surfaceSelected || 'Select A Surface'}}
  • 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
| | +
Total
There is no product for this surface

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

 
Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Living room using Pale Hound
Living room using Pale Hound
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 132 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 Perfect finish Absolutely love the quality of the paint, the ease of applying it and the lack of paint aroma. It looks amazing in our dining room.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Air & Variation As usual F&B paint is very easy to work with. On some surfaces we needed to apply more than two coats to get coverage with the eggshell. It is completely true that this paint appears green is darker areas, yellow in brighter areas through to a full cream in redder light from late afternoon sun reflected in off external brickwork.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great Soft yellow, perfect anywhere. I used mine to colour some shelves in the dining room
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results The colour (Pale Hound) was used as a contrast to grey and charcoal kitchen fittings, it is clean and bright while still being quite subtle. Both the application and finish are excellent.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what it says on the tin I love this colour. I have used it in a room that has a north & south aspect and when extension was added to the south side i decided to carry the colour through. The changing light during the day means that the colour is sometimes pale yellow and sometimes a little green.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first choice in paint. Never been disappointed with F&B paint, but would urge buyers to get the samples brochure, because colours on website are nothing like the real thing..
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything looks good in this colour I upcycle furniture, and the results look stunning in this lovely colour.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite colour We have used the colour Pale Hound, along with the complementary colour, Hound Lemon, for more than 13 years, first in our sitting room and hall, and then in workroom, bed sitting room and upstairs bathroom, not whole areas of it (for that we use wallpaper) but for cupboards and shelves. Husband has recently constructed a wardrobe in our guest bedroom, two cupboards with, underneath, drawers. For the interior of the cupboards we have used Hound Lemon and for the exterior, Pale Hound. This colour, with its hint-of-green is a very restful and pleasing shade, and it goes very well with the wallpaper (a lemon yellow with white wisteria pattern) and the total effect is rather French-country. I really do recommend not only this shade, but also interior eggshell as a paint texture. It's ideal, too, for items of furniture that need painting - it will give them a whole new lease of life.
Date published: 2015-08-29
  • y_2019, m_4, d_19, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_18
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100071, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 3.2.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 31ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT