String

No.8

An earthy yellow based neutral

This Yellow Based Neutral is reminiscent of the untreated twine used by gardeners and parcel senders worldwide. String’s underlying green adds a pale and earthy feel which works particularly well in rooms connected to the outside, such as conservatories and boot rooms. For a relaxed and effortless scheme, contrast with the very slightly lighter Matchstick. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones

Complementary white: White Tie

String is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
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  • Exterior wood and metal
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Inspiration
Loft
Loft
Loft
Loft
Living Room In Card Room Green and String
Living Room In Card Room Green and String
Living Room In String and Cook's Blue
Living Room In String and Cook's Blue
Bookcase
Bookcase
Harvey home dinning room
Harvey home dinning room
Harvey home - girls bedroom
Harvey home - girls bedroom
Bureau
Bureau
Bureau
Bureau
Bedside Table in String
Bedside Table in String
Bedside Cabinet
Bedside Cabinet
Pair of Bedside Tables
Pair of Bedside Tables
Dining Room
Dining Room
Living Room
Living Room
String Bedroom
String Bedroom
Lounge with Silvergate and String
Lounge with Silvergate and String
Lounge with Blazer and String
Lounge with Blazer and String
Lounge with Blazer and String
Lounge with Blazer and String
Children's Bedroom in String & Strong White
Children's Bedroom in String & Strong White
Bathroom in Pointing & String
Bathroom in Pointing & String
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 Great quality Goes on perfectly. I’ve done concrete fence posts and a garden bench and still got loads left
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint A great smooth finish and quick drying,easy to use. Brilliant!
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly beautiful colour Truly beautiful colour which enhances the room at any time of the day or night. The colour changes from wall to wall and from daytime to nighttime in sunshine or artificial light. Very impressed.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Untreated Twine Expected F & B quality, wonderful shade which changes with the light. I first had my kitchen walls painted in String (with Matchstick on the cabinets). Having fallen in love with it, I painted the entire house (minus 2 rooms). It's such an easy colour to live with, very sophisticated and with excellent depth of pigment. Both north and south-facing rooms look fabulous in it. It's calm, warm and subtle, lovely backdrop for artwork. I've found it works really well with whites, metallics and deep blues. Paired with White Tie, Pointing, Wimborne White or Matchstick on woodwork creates a clean, calm and easy-on-the-eye effect that is a joy to live with. A typical example of how important colour is! A grown up, very well developed paint colour. I would've prefered to collect a tin from our local F&B stockist, but they never seem to have enough choice on their shelves. Order arrived within 2 days of online purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this paint! String - i have used this colour both inside and outside and love the gentle colour which matches perfectly with my new R9 french doors which i cannot paint but matched to my existing wooden windows and back door
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color and finish. My favorite neutral color ever for east facing living room. Beautiful finish, and the change of color from beige to khaki-ish green in different lighting is delightful. Used it with bright white trim for a clean effect. Great as a background for paintings.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives a subtle yellow/gold color. We painted the exterior of our house in "String" and it is perfect! We wanted a "yellow" house look but wanted something subtle. String was exactly what we were looking for!
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Perfect Love this color tied in with cooking apple green in my kitchen soft and calm changes during the day as light moves
Date published: 2016-03-08
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