Railings

No.31

A soft black with blue undertones

More blue than black, Railings is a softer alternative to black which is particularly suited to the ironwork it takes its name from. When used in Full Gloss on front doors it creates a handsome and commanding entrance, but becomes much more relaxed in feel in our Estate Eggshell finish. The bluer undertones of this dark hue transform rooms into dramatic and enveloping interior spaces. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Ammonite

Railings is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 155.
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Inspiration
Railings
Railings
Guest Loo
Guest Loo
Bee friendly shutters
Bee friendly shutters
Kitchen in Railings
Kitchen in Railings
Kitchen in Railings
Kitchen in Railings
Hardwick White Kitchen
Hardwick White Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Home Office
Home Office
Dressing room
Dressing room
Painting your house pink
Painting your house pink
Lighthouse Cottage sitting room
Lighthouse Cottage sitting room
Cinder Rose Guest Room
Cinder Rose Guest Room
Cosy Lounge
Cosy Lounge
Downstairs Loo
Downstairs Loo
Panelled Hallway
Panelled Hallway
The Truman's escape
The Truman's escape
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Striking Shaker Kitchen
Striking Shaker Kitchen
Coastal Bedroom
Coastal Bedroom
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.


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 Gorgeous Rich Colour I would like to inform you that I am a DIYer with no previous experience of painting such a large project but thought I'd give it a go during lockdown. I bought Railings to paint my kitchen cupboards and feel very happy with the end result. It is a beautiful colour that matches well with oak coloured wood and stark white walls. I painted during the very hot weather and so at times found the paint was drying too quickly. This unfortunately resulted in a lumpy surface which therefore needed further sanding and reapplying. I tried both a brush and roller to apply the paint and felt the roller gave a much smoother and even result. I did apply an undercoat but would in future try F&B as after reading other reviews think this would have helped with the overall effect. I needed to apply 3 coats of paint to give an even colour.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour Fantastic colour in the day with a slight blue to it and a lovely dark blackish grey at night Love this and I had the flat eggshell My 1934 garage and front doors look amazing and I used the dark primer wit it and I done 2 coats and then 3 railings left it 2 day gave if a 240 wet and dry sand and done 2 other coats and it looks different ever time A must buy Done my wood windows in French grey flat egg shell great together looks so different
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very modern We extended our house with bifold doors and a modern kitchen. I used farrow and ball estate eggshell to use on our skirting boards and internal doors. It is a fabulous colour and adds so much elegance to the house. I love it so much I took this theme through the whole house and have received so many compliments. Easy to use. This Is a must have colour to add a touch of elegance to your home.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy as Larry. I bought the Railings Exterior Eggshell for the window frames of my house, but changed my mind. Instead I painted the frames in Downpipe Exterior Eggshell and my front door in the Railings eggshell. So glad I did, it looks stunning.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour So pleased with this colour - exactly what I was looking for. The coverage is great. Still work in progress.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic paint and colour I absolutely love this paint, I would highly recommend, I will be purchasing more for my extension. Very easy to apply and looks great.
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deep color I bought Railings after seeing it in several inspiration pages-I’m so glad I did! I painted my lower kitchen cabinets in Railings and I love the deep, midnight color. It is the perfect blue. Not navy, not black.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look I am no paint expert. Most paints look the same to me but the wife chose this for our banisters in the stairway and it really looks fantastic. A real solid, thick look to it.
Date published: 2020-03-24
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