A lighter lead

This strong architectural grey is named after the lead often used by fishermen to weight their lines. Plummett intensifies in colour in smaller spaces and has a strikingly modern feel which is conducive to minimal living. Used as much on woodwork to define dramatic spaces as it is on walls, Plummett is one of our most hard-edged and industrial feeling greys. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ammonite

Plummett is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 124.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


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.


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.


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.

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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 Fantastic I bought a tester about a month ago to use on my hallway. I love this paint doesn’t drip lovely coverage and looks great. Will be buying more to finish the job
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely shade Bought to paint wardrobe in son’s bedroom, very pleased with result, really nice shade of grey
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent finish Repainted some furniture and this paint gives an excellent finish
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Eggshell beware It’s the worst paint I have every worked with. Unless you finish every push stroke or every roller stroke in the same direction you will get massively variable sheen. It’s mat in one direction, shiny in another. This is difficult, but not impossible in small areas, but when painting kitchen cabinets it’s been impossible. After three coats - I’m giving up and sanding back and startinug again. Wasted money and time.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speedy delivery. The right product for our project Tester pot just what we needed to make our minds up.Good quality product. Speedy delivery
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever! After a bit of research and speaking with someone who paints furniture I decided to give F&B a go. I wanted to paint our wooden fireplace surround to bring it a bit more up to date so wanted a really good finsh. Oh my word what a fabulous product, just a joy to work with and I can't recommend enough! I ordered a test pot first so that I didnt make a costly mistake and fortunately it was the right colour. Used tile stickers to completely change the look. Very pleased with the end result - just got to finish the rest of the room now!
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I recently bought a test pot online and had some issues with payment. I contacted F&B via their website. I was called back swiftly and spoke with a very polite, helpful lady who sorted out my issue straight away. Great customer service!
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Bought this dark grey to redecorate our tired bedroom ... it looks amazing and colour is true to description... jyst beautiful
Date published: 2020-11-02
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