Yellow Ground


A timeless mid yellow

One of our most useable yellows, this sunny shade was first used as a background colour within our ever evolving wallpaper collection. Yellow Ground sits between the fresher pigments of Citron and the richer mustard tone of Sudbury Yellow. It creates a happy and stimulating space in any light without being overpowering in colour. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: White Tie

Yellow Ground is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30.
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Cosy yellow living room
Cosy yellow living room
Yellow Ground Living Room
Yellow Ground Living Room
Bathroom in Yellowcake and Babouche
Bathroom in Yellowcake and Babouche
Bright and cheerful family room
Bright and cheerful family room
Modern take on a Victorian kitchen and garden
Modern take on a Victorian kitchen and garden
Garden in Yellow
Garden in Yellow

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 Brand new colour schen on 300-year-old walls We have had some repairs made to the lime plaster work in the living room of our 300-year-old former farmhouse, so ordered plenty of casein bound distemper from F&B because it was bound to take at least two coats to cover the different surfaces and colours. in the wall. I now know that this paint is really easy to apply and covers just about anything with a single coat. The time a saved by applying just one coat was well spent doing absolutely nothing in the garden on a sunny day, but I'm now looking for a new project to use up the left-over paint!
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality. Really pleased with the finish and we'll worth the cost.
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This paint is just unbelievable, the colour is so rich we only needed one coat. Well worth the extra money far better than other makes.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and soothing Looking for a project during the lockdown weeks, I chose to paint my previously “magnolia” bedroom with “yellow ground”. The paint coverage was excellent (one coat only was required), and the result is a warm and inviting room. The yellow is great against the pale coving and ceiling.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yellow Ground paint Delighted with the colour and quality of this paint. Has transformed my hall. Thanks Farrow and Ball!
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and striking Have painted dining room in yellow ground of my 1908 home. Very pleased as its such a warm colour but also quite bold and makes the dining room really striking.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely deep colour We have used this in my back kitchen/ utility area.The back door comes straight into this area so needs to be looking fairly smart. I am delighted with the colour. It has lifted the room and now looks fab. Thank you to the advice service for giving me the idea.
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm uplifting colour I decorated the dining room and was so pleased with the result I used it in the guest bedroom as well.
Date published: 2019-10-23
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