Tanner's Brown


A strong dark brown

Our darkest drab is named after the craftsmen who tan the hides and skins used to create leather. Tanner's Brown will read as almost black in lower lighting and is extremely useful to create a slightly softer look when used on the interior of fireplaces. It does, however, become browner in colour within well lit homes and exteriors due to its warm red undertones. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Joa's White

Tanner's Brown is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

Bedroom in Tanners Brown
Bedroom in Tanners Brown
Country Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Porch and Hound
Porch and Hound
Tanners Brown staircase
Tanners Brown staircase
Differentiating Planes
Differentiating Planes
Stairs with style
Stairs with style

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.

Corrosive icon Harmful icon 

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 This is all you need! A perfect pot of paint! Smooth, easy to use, quick drying and the finish is superb!! Will definitely use again!!
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Glad you do sample pots as we were able to compare both & make the right choice.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish and colour Went on a dream. Finish is so nice. Covered really well and a very nice colour
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best paint ever! I bought this paint on the recommendation of a friend. I am so glad I did...it went on easy, has a great finish and the colour/texture is brilliant! I will never consider another manufacturer again now.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers so well Tanner’s Brown is a rich dark brown, loaded with pigment; you could almost get away with painting just the one coat!
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing finish By far the best paint I have ever bought. Beautiful colour. And lovely smell to it too. Great quality. And great finish.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing paint Wonderful paint as always, lovely rich colour as expected. The thing I am most impressed with however is after painting the tin was accidentally knocked over ! It was everywhere, over flagstone floors, jackets ,every texture and surface and it was so easy to clean, not a spec was left. Incredible! Thank you,I always use f&b but this is yet another reason why.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abolutely love this colour I painted the alcoves next to the chimney breast in my north facing living room. This colour changes subtly during the day, it has so much depth, it's beautiful.
Date published: 2020-06-25
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