Tallow

No.203

A light cream

This illuminating neutral takes its name from the natural material originally used to make candles. Tallow’s pale cream finish reflects the light brilliantly so it is perfect if you want to lift a darker space or paint one colour throughout a property. The slightest hint of pink and yellow pigment creates a warm but fresh feel which is often very popular in nurseries. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: Pointing

Tallow is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 79.
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  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Interior wood and metal
  • Interior concrete or wooden floors
  • Exterior walls
  • Exterior wood and metal
  • Specialist decoration of an older property
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

 
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Hall stairs and landing
Hall stairs and landing
Sitting room
Sitting room
Tallow in the sitting room
Tallow in the sitting room
Sitting Room
Sitting Room
Retro Dining Room
Retro Dining Room
Country Cottage Bedroom
Country Cottage Bedroom
Country Cottage Bedroom
Country Cottage Bedroom
Country Cottage Bedroom
Country Cottage Bedroom
Sitting room transformation
Sitting room transformation
Top floor landing
Top floor landing
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 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 Uplifting sunny shade Added light to a dark hallway and complimented an already sunny kitchen/diner
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly illuminating! I love this colour! It has really brightened my hall which was quite dark at one end but also works well in the south facing sunny section. Bright but not at all a cold colour.
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always great paint, but more yellow than expected I bought samples of tallow and white tie, thinking that I would go for tallow, but once on the wall it was more yellow than I thought it would be. So will paint the room with white tie. Both colours are beautiful though!
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have painted with Tallow all over our house! We moved to Seattle three years ago and read that Tallow was a good choice for a sometimes cloudy/rainy climate. It's true -- our rooms feel bright and cozy no matter what the weather is like. Now friends and family want to know what the color is so they can use it too, and we are designing renovated rooms around Tallow. We love it!
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful colour I bought Matt emulsion for the bathroom in ‘Tallow’ it’s a lovely warm creamy mellow yellow looks clean and fresh. Love it
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint This is the perfect cream to go with setting plaster, it has covered my kitchen units well and wipes down perfectly.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Bought a sample pot which is much larger than other sample pots. Went on to buy full size product and very pleased with the result.
Date published: 2019-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous colour I had this in mind for a bathroom but decided to use it for my porch instead. It's an amazing, living, light-filled colour. Lighter than butter or cream shades, it's incredibly saturated and rich, and like many F & B paints, despite being matt, it glows. It's great as a backdrop to jewel colours. Even in a north-eastern facing room it glowed. My favourite F & B paints are colours you can't find anywhere else, and this is one. Gives good coverage too. I can recommend trying this, it's a unique colour and the usual great quality paint. After 2 weeks it has matted some more (an effect I love with F & B), and it looks positively historical. Great stuff.
Date published: 2019-06-04
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