Modern Eggshell

Wood panelling: Green Smoke No.47, painted in Modern Eggshell

Our toughest interior finish, the mighty Modern Eggshell transforms floors, doors and more with lasting colour.

Remarkably Unmarkable

More durable than typical emulsions, eggshell paint is impressively tough. And Modern Eggshell is our toughest finish ever. It can withstand knocks, scuffs and stains, making it ideal for busy homes. A classic choice for skirting boards, kitchen cabinets and windowsills, it’s even tough enough to transform floorboards, concrete floors and staircases.

Rich Colour

Every Farrow & Ball finish delivers the deeper, richer colour we’re known for — including Modern Eggshell. Packed with pigment and handcrafted using the finest ingredients, this multi-surface finish is available in all of our signature shades, archive colours and collaboration collections. This long-lasting formula also won’t yellow over time, so the colour you fall in love with is the colour it will stay.

Slight Shine

Modern Eggshell has a beautiful but gentle shine, with a 40% sheen level. Pairing a slightly shinier finish on your skirting boards and other trim, with a more matt finish on your walls is a tried-and-tested, traditional way of decorating. It’s a classic for a reason, bringing subtle attention to your room’s features for added interest, while also bouncing a little more light around to make the space feel brighter.

Paint for floors

Modern Eggshell is the toughest Farrow & Ball finish. Scrubbable, scuff resistant and stain proof, it’s so durable, you can use it on internal concrete floors, floorboards and staircases. This finish is toy safe too, so ideal for surfaces little ones may crawl over. If you’re looking for floor paint, look no further. 

Paint for wood

Our Modern Eggshell is an ideal wood paint. With impressive durability, rich colour and low odour, it’s the perfect choice for tricky surfaces like kitchen cupboards or bathroom shelves — although, it works wonderfully in every room of the home.

Paint for metal

As well as transforming wood and concrete, Modern Eggshell brings lasting colour to metal too. From radiators to pipes, cupboard handles to shelving units, this metal paint can turn the most unsightly items into a beautiful focal point or discreetly help them blend into the background — depending on the colours you choose and how bold you feel. 



All Farrow & Ball finishes are water based, quick drying, and low in odour and VOCs.

  • Satin finish
  • Scuff and stain resistant
  • Washable and wipeable
  • A+ rated for indoor air quality
  • Toy safe

Up to 12m2/l per coat

750ml, 2.5l, 5l


Dry in 2 hours, recoat in 4 hours

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