Savage Ground


A strong neutral stone

This yellow based stone hue was first created as a background colour for our wallpapers but was quickly added to our paint collection by popular request. Named after Dennis Savage, a block printer who was instrumental in the creation of our very first wallpaper designs, this warm and timeless neutral sits beautifully on both clapboard and panelling. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: New White

Savage Ground is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 40.
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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 Excellent service Great service from your Cheltenham store. Phoned to check if the paint we wanted was in stock & paid for it on the phone. Took less than a minute to collect. Obviously the paint is lovely; great coverage with very little odour.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best masonry paint on the market If you want that last and looks good you will not find a better masonry paint
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refresh a tired Aga surround The Aga surround was painted Savage Ground 12 years ago. The paint was still perfect, in this most challenging environment. It needed repainting because of gaps where it joined the main wall. A sample tin was just enough for the whole job! Three miniature ceramic tiles completed the refresh perfectly.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glorious paint I have bought several colours of farrow and ball all have been great. I have tried contacting you previously as I mistakenly bought egg shell off you. Is there any way this could be exchanged or have my money back !!
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite! I bought this colour on faith and have had my kitchen painted with it. Well, I’m so pleased. The colour changes throughout the day, but every change I love. Paired with Studio Green around my Aga it looks so distinguished. Definitely my new favourite and on to the laundry room now.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great service delivery was very prompt and colour and texture of paint was very good
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Perfect Neutral In Existence I am renovating my 17th century cottage and was eager to make a dramatic change from the dull white walls. I bought no fewer than 20 samples to try in my north-facing living room. As soon as I saw Savage Ground I knew it was the one. It is neutral but not dull and not invisible. It adds warmth and a wonderful coziness to the room. I think of it as a cashmere type of feeling - very light, very warm, organic and beautiful. In the evening it is a familiar and warm green. In full daylight it is a cheerful grey-yellow. It also went on completely smoothly and looks great next to my colourful furniture. Because I'd bought so many samples I went ahead and tried Dead Salmon but it was an immediate no. Charleston Grey was also a hard pass; they are beautiful colours but not right for my house. I am not sure why but my cottage tends to like light colours. We're doing the entry room and the downstairs cloakrooms in various greens, but the living room, stairway, landing and hallway will all be Savage Ground. It truly is the most beautiful colour I've come across.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish and wonderful colour My go to paint, more expensive but absolutely worth it for the finish and colour.
Date published: 2020-07-24
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