No. 274


Ammonite is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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A naturally understated grey

Ammonite is named after the treasured fossils often found on the Dorset coast. It has a fantastically understated quality, and sits effortlessly with our Relaxed Neutrals. Neither too warm nor too cool, its subtle grey tone creates a hushed and calming feel in homes both old and new. Try pairing with All White to accent its light grey feel.

Complementary white: Wevet

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 

We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

From walls, floors and furniture to radiators, skirtings and sheds, our range of paint finishes can help you transform almost any surface in your home (and outside it, too).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 

Colour Story

Complementary White


One of our Easy Neutrals, Wevet is clean, understated and incredibly easy to live with.
Find out more about Wevet No.273

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.

Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat


Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings




Front doors
& woodwork


Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings

Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.

Colour Schemes

accent Colour Purbeck Stone
trim Colour Mole's Breath
accent Colour Strong White
trim Colour Cornforth White
accent Colour All White
trim Colour Wevet

Sample Our Favourite Greys

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular grey shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Ammonite, Skimming Stone and Elephant's Breath.

Need Some Advice?

Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our paint and papers in your home, book an in-home or virtual appointment today.

View All Grey Paint Colours

Light or dark, warm or cool, grey paint is effortlessly versatile and can create every mood imaginable.


Grey Paint Colours

Discover Grey Paint Schemes

Find inspiration for your project and view beautiful images of grey paint schemes in real homes.

Grey Paint Schemes

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn’t use any other brand Excellent service as always. Initial sample held up with courier but F&B resent without question.
Date published: 2024-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Online order Very good service delivering the pot next day for repairs
Date published: 2024-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Nuetral Perfect neutral for my guest room. I love it! Farrow and Ball have done it again!
Date published: 2024-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour! I painted my panelling in this colour in the bathroom - the colour was subtle and looked classy! The coverage was good too!
Date published: 2024-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love Love Love the Colour! Decided on the spare of the moment to redecorate the spare room which had been turned into a dumping ground .. I chose F&B Ammonite to give it a relaxing cozy vibe and I’m thrilled! all I need now is my new carpet to arrive and I can finish the room 😁
Date published: 2023-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ammonite Beautiful neutral. I used Ammonite on my bathroom cabinet/drawers.. gorgeous texture!!
Date published: 2023-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour, beautiful finish The colour and finish looks absolutely stunning on the wall. The only gripes I have are that the paint can itself was very, very dented which made the open can somewhat precarious, and that even with the recommended primer it required 3 coats for full coverage.
Date published: 2023-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Wonderful paint because it’s so Matt and perfect colour
Date published: 2023-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pleased I bought about 6 different samples and in the end opted for Ammonite, I wasn’t to sure as it was going on but once it was finished I was really pleased with it the quality and the colour are perfect and it matched either white black or wood. We did the whole house in it…. We are really pleased with it…
Date published: 2023-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Emulsion is amazing! I just finished painting our powder room with ammonite in modern emulsion, and I am thrilled with the result. I couldn’t get a smooth finish with the roller I had so I used the Farrow and Ball brushes. I used the 4” brush to apply the undercoat and primer and it left some brush marks so I used the 1” slanted brush for the actual painting and it was able to leave a really smooth finish! I lost a few bristles at first but then didn’t lose any more for the r rest of the job. This paint brush worked so well I didn’t mind losing a few bristles. Two coats of paint was enough with some retouching in a few places where there had been border on the walls. Ammonite is a lovely color. I am so pleased. Also, I have lots of paint leftover for another room. This bathroom is east facing.
Date published: 2023-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! Farrow and ball was my obvious choice when needing to paint my bedroom floorboards. They were in a poor state! I chose Ammonite modern, which shows itself as a white with a hint of grey. It went on like a dream! And only needed one coat. Yes it’s more expensive, but the quality is top rate.. it goes further, so in the end it saves me money. Very pleased with the result.
Date published: 2023-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Subtle, elegant soft gray I painted my bedroom walls with Ammonite to bring a bit of softness and elegance to rooms that had boring white walls when I moved in. As a result the rooms no longer feel like cookie-cutter apartment bedrooms; they feel a bit more elevated in style, lived in, and inviting. Note that the effect of this paint is subtle. In certain light, it almost looks like white, and you might only notice the color if you have pure white trims and ceilings like I do. If you'd like a more pronounced gray, I would recommend the darker grays in the Relaxed Neutrals group (Cornforth White and Purbeck Stone). The room in the photo is east-facing and was photographed in diffuse afternoon light.
Date published: 2023-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ammonite Ammonite is such a beautiful colour. It also reflects the light and works beautifully with pops of colour
Date published: 2023-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blue shade After a lot of thought and sample pots we chose Ammonite for our hall. It looks well and is smart, but much to my disappointment at the brighter end of the hall it is pale blue which I cannot understand. Towards the back of the hall the colour is much more grey and what I was looking for. After several weeks I'm getting used to it but the shade hadn't changed!
Date published: 2022-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from As above Paints good, but l’d had a same first before buying a large can as the colour was to dark for what I had wanted, so wasted money, so hopefully I not do that again
Date published: 2023-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sample is white Not happy with this color unfortunately. It is basically a very light off-white paint and I wanted something like the web swatch. I only bought the sample so I’m glad I didn’t get a full can. The consistency is really nice though. The paint went on cardboard for a larger swatch very easily.
Date published: 2023-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Paint is coming off the wall Color is chalking off the wall after a while . Considering the exorboitant prince , a customer can expect a far better quality.
Date published: 2023-03-22
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