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 4.8 out of 5 by 111.
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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 Great colours Bought sample colours first pleased with the results now decorating the bedroom
Date published: 2020-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, beautiful finish! After buying an inferior quality paint I realised my mistake once I tried F&B Tallow modern eggshell. What a beautiful paint, easy to apply, lovely finish, Tallow colour was a lovely fresh cream. Really pleased with this paint.
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Covetage We bought Tallow & Cream and have been really impressed with the quality of the paint coverage & colours - just what we were looking for. Might be slightly more expensive than Dulux or B&Q but worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived / courier so quickly ☀️ Not opened / used yet... all ready to go ! Ordered on line direct from Farrow and Ball. Arrived even more quickly that expected noted date ( and that was a speedy delivery date too ! Excellent, to be sure paint here with us, ready to use ! And especially easy in these tricky times... and to support Farrow and Ball... ... thank you... x (... we can tick boxes on product from previously using - excellent !!!!! )
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! I have purchased this paint previously; love the colour and really like painting with this paint. The walls look great!
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply. Easy to aplle. Great , subtle finish. Virtually odourless. Quite expensive, but definitely worth the extra cost spread out over 5 to 10 years, depending how often repainting takes place!
Date published: 2020-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour Bought this to brighten up a rather dark stairwell. As always F&B paint is a pleasure to use, covers well and lasts for years.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolutely beautiful colour I bought a tester pot of Tallow and it seemed just what I wanted but my decorator said he could get the same mixed up for half the price. He got a tester of the mixed one and in the pot they looked identical but on the wall Farrow & Ball’s Tallow absolutely shone out - it manages to be both a lovely clean colour but rich and glowing at the same time and it does this on each wall whatever the time of day. I am totally thrilled with it.
Date published: 2020-09-29
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