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 274.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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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.


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 Lovely paint I love repainting my rooms and have probably used all the paints on the market. Thought I would try something new. Absolutely love it. Great finish and goes along way, still have half a tin left. Definitely worth the extra money!
Date published: 2020-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A joy to use! We used the colour Railings in the masonry paint to update a 1960s Dutch bungalow. Our house is pebble dashed and this has worked wonderfully! This shade looks classy and somehow works with white pvc windows which we couldn’t afford to replace. The paint itself is a joy to paint with and excellent quality. This shade responds to the different light as the day changes and our house now looks contemporary and spectacular! So pleased!
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service Received quickly and well packaged. Excellent product.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Now that I have tried Farrow and Ball I definitely won’t be using another brand. Worth every penny to get a paint that is extremely easy to apply and dries to a gorgeous colour and sheen.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Porte d’entrée J’ai fait un test sur une pièce de bois pour comparer la couleur Je n’ai le bleu identique à la porte Mais couleur profonde et vivante
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great colour I love the colour of Railings. Little bit sceptical at first, thought it would be too dark. But dries a lovely blue/black. So many comments on how lovely it is. I bought Railings eggshell after using the tester pot, and I painted farmhouse table legs, chairs and a coffee table. Extremely good paint. Easy to apply and good coverage
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Painted front door love colour now painting garage door
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for warehouse windows Fantastic colour - exactly what we wanted, along with the all in one primer and undercoat and all environmentally friendly, so guilt free. Bought it in dead flat, so no shiny gloss and made for metal. Bathroom done - now onto the bedroom. TIP: do not use cheap masking tape when painting or you will be scraping off residue from windows with washing up liquid//removing the paintwork. Pay extra for good quality tape for clean lines and easy removal.
Date published: 2020-09-29
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