A rich teal

This rich teal takes its name from highly decorated traditional horse drawn Romany wagons. Often used in the intricate patterning of these beautifully painted homes, Vardo is so full of life and joy it seemed natural to name it after something renowned for its flamboyant colour. This bright colour works particularly well with reds or dark greys. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Dark Tones

Complementary white: Shaded White

Vardo is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 154.
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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 Divine The colour is absolutely divine and a dream to paint with. It's a beautiful, almost irridescent teal that isn't garishly bright, but instead really rich and warm. I love watching how the change in light over the day also changes the colour on the wall. To get it even we did need three coats, but it was so, so worth it.
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing rich colour Absolutely beautiful colour, a really rich, deep teal-turquoise. And the quality and depth of colour is fantastic as have found with all F&B paints. Only ordered a sample (trying to decide on a living room colour) and whilst it’s a really beautiful colour, have opted for Inchyra Blue instead in our small Victorian living room, just suits our room better somehow. Vardo is still a beautiful colour though and might try and work it into the kitchen or another room instead!
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous shade I used this to change the colour of a heavily painted Chinese cabinet - it covered really well and the shade is fabulous !
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely colour love the paint easy to used the colour is really good made my living look really brighti
Date published: 2021-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour We tried a few testers from various brands and decided on the Farrow & Ball Vardo for our home office (spare bedroom). It’s not a very big room, is north facing, and we painted the whole room in Vardo and it looks fantastic. The quality of the paint is outstanding, certainly worth spending a little more money to get that perfect finish. The first coat went on well and if the walls weren’t as porous I don’t think a second coat would have been needed. We ordered online, direct, and the service was great - prompt delivery, and no problems at all. Would recommend the colour and will certainly be using Farrow & Ball paint again.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great colour the 'spot' on the pain chart does not do Vardo justice. On the walls of our dining room in day, the intensity of the colour varies with the light coming into the room whilst in the evenings, the depth of the shade adds to an intimate ambiance. I felt very brave choosing this colour but I'm so pleased I did.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I decided to go bold and buy the beautiful colour Vardo! I cannot tell you how GORGEOUS the colour is. I absolutely love it. So happy with it and the paint itself is really good quality and great to paint with! Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most perfect colour teal I bought this paint for a new fireplace surround. Sick of white and grey and wanted to inject a splash of colour into the room - and this worked brilliantly. I searched high & low for the perfect teal before plumping for this shade by F&B and so pleased I did because it could not be more perfect! (The wall is Elephants Breath, also by F&B of course).
Date published: 2021-03-26
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