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 48.
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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 Lovely colours, lovely quality paint ! We've been refurbishing an early Victorian villa, full of period features, for 6 years and have used F&B throughout. It's not just the colours but the quality of the paint... odourless, great coverage ( very impressed with 'Strings coverage over an earlier layer of Lamp Room Grey) and great to apply. Can't recommend F&B enough!!
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint F&B is excellent paint, albeit expensive, it is worth it. Excellent on line ordering with next day or following day delivery.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent as usual Was a bit doubtful whether the modern eggshell would work on my large discoloured kitchen step. It looks great and cleans with a wipe after grand children's muddy wellies and dog paw prints.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I chose this colour to compliment the view of the fields from the bedroom window. The paint coverage and finish was fabulous and I love the warm tone it gives the room.
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cover Have painted hall, stair walls and landing. Fantastic coverage and the space now looks bright and an ideal colour suited to the 1930's property.
Date published: 2020-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint, amazing service! I love these paints, and have used them extensively in my house renovation. They never fail to delight, with their depth of colour, and quality. I ordered during lockdown, as I was unable to obtain any locally. I was told it may take longer than usual, but it arrived in 2 days!! Thank you!
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish I recently bought masonry paint for an outside room we are creating that needs to blend with an old 14C Grange. It's gorgeous. Easy to apply. Good colour. Seems to be standing up to the recent weather conditions of alternating blistering heat / torrential rain!!
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good neutral, warm and easy The sample pots are a brilliant way of getting a true understanding of the colour whilst being able to try in different areas of the room to get a good perspective.
Date published: 2020-06-29
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