Worsted

No.284

A rich grey

This rich mid grey conjures memories of city suits made from flat woven fabric, so was named after the Norfolk village where the yarn was originally woven. For devotees of our Easy Neutrals, Worsted is stronger in tone than its counterpart Purbeck Stone, but lighter than Mole’s Breath. It has an understated richness with no cold tones, making it the perfect background to make clean accent colours pop. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones 

Complementary white: Shadow White

Worsted is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.

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Colour expertise

A curated palette for your home

 
THE FINEST INGREDIENTS

For a deeper, richer colour

 
SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP

Created with care in Dorset, England

 
HIGH PERFORMANCE

Beautiful, durable and eco-friendly

Inspiration
Living Room
Living Room
Lounge
Lounge
Bedroom in greys
Bedroom in greys
Hallway
Hallway
Cuisine
Cuisine
Escalier et boiseries interieures
Escalier et boiseries interieures
#MyFaBHome Stiffkey Blue & Worsted
#MyFaBHome Stiffkey Blue & Worsted
Chambre - Worsted
Chambre - Worsted
Bedroom in Worsted
Bedroom in Worsted
Open plan dining and living space
Open plan dining and living space
Open plan dining and living space
Open plan dining and living space
W.C IN WORSTED
W.C IN WORSTED
Living Room in Purbeck Stone and Worsted
Living Room in Purbeck Stone and Worsted
Living Room in Purbeck Stone and Worsted
Living Room in Purbeck Stone and Worsted
Ammonite in warm light
Ammonite in warm light
Worsted by lamplight
Worsted by lamplight
Worsted by lamplight
Worsted by lamplight
India Yellow Feature Wall
India Yellow Feature Wall
Front Door and Hallway
Front Door and Hallway
Drawing Room
Drawing Room
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 132 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 Soft grey to complement an old farmhouse We wanted a soft grey that wouldn’t detract from our features in our 15th century farmhouse. Couldn’t be happier with the warm and modern colour.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sophisticated and rich grey We chose a darker grey than Purbeck Stone for a richer feel to the room and to contrast the Strong White in the hallway entrance and also compliment the Victorian floor tiles and black staircase. It reads a deep mushroom/taupe with a soft olive tones. Took three coats for full coverage but easy to apply after a good prep. Love it.
Date published: 2019-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This paint has many uses I bought this product in order to paint custom-made wooden frames for oil paintings from the 1930s. It worked very well. Several coats were needed. Quick-drying.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is beautiful shade of grey Excellent service speedy delivery product beautiful and made an old tired looking front door look amazing!!
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Front of House After several testers, I settled on Worsted to paint the front of my house, as I felt it was genuinely grey, with no undertones of other colours and wasn’t too dark. The results speak for themselves and am so pleased with the finish. Can not recommend this colour enough and several neighbours have also commented when passing about how good it looks.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outrageously expensive but good I used approximately half of a 5L tin (tin cost £100) to paint my laminate kitchen cabinets. Used an adhesion promotor, a primer and two coats of Farrow and Ball, Worsted. Delighted with the result. Not convinced the finish is any better than I could have achieved for half the price with an alternative brand, but pleased nonetheless.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Used to paint a small kitchen dresser. Lovely colour, not too dark but a medium grey. Very pleased with finished item. Only complaint is that I wish F & B did smaller tins for small projects like this.kencat
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Great paint - you should encourage more retail outlets to stock it.
Date published: 2017-09-27
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