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 4.9 out of 5 by 50.
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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 Incredible! I searched a long time for the right colour for an accent wall in my south-facing living room with large windows. Yellow ground is beautiful, joyful and warm, extending the sunlight into the entire depth of the room. The pigmentation is fabulous to paint. I have used many paints before, in different countries and lighting conditions, but never had anything like this.
Date published: 2021-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vibrant You can’t go wrong if you use the farrow and ball system (primer & paint). Yellow ground is vibrant and the colour changes depending on the lighting. The ceiling is painted in Wimborne white and the trim in white tie. The combination of colours lifted our dinning room.
Date published: 2021-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I used yellow ground in my hallway & it was lovely. Just as the colour chart indicated. Painted the cupboard cooks blue & again a fantastic colour. Really rich and both went on like a dream. Definitely worth the money & I'm now converted so will use Farrow & Ball from now on. Thank you!
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the cost Got 4 little pots and am using on my kitchen cupboards! Excited!
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour is Perfect! After trying SO many variations of yellow this one was the clear and definite winner. Such a warm and rich colour that has made our bedroom bright and cosy! It applied so easily compared to other paints.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedroom colour A typically Scandinavian house colour that reminds me of Norwegian home decoration. So, some emotional attachment. I have used it as part of the conversion of one bedroom to a home office. The result: warm, vibrant and sunny.
Date published: 2021-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pot of sunshine! I had originally decided upon Sudbury Yellow for our downstairs hallway but my other half was nervous and preferred a shade lighter, so we went for Yellow Ground. Not going to lie, I did not like the first coat AT ALL and regretted going lighter. However, the second coat has transformed the look. It is a beautiful shade and looks as though we have sunshine streaming through our hallway. Really beautiful colour, the consistency is like an extra thick double cream (yum!) and I'm so glad I persevered with second coat. We also used the recommended undercoat.
Date published: 2021-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm colour for north facing room Bought this for our dull north facing home office. It brightens it up so much - very true to the online colour. Completely odour free too and only needed one coat. Liked it so much used in conservatory where it looks different and has more depth.
Date published: 2021-03-07
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