No. 274

Ammonite

Estate Emulsion

Ammonite is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23.
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Estate Emulsion

This naturally understated neutral is named after the treasured fossils often found along the Dorset coast.

Estate Emulsion is a classic choice for low-traffic interior walls and ceilings. Very matt with a distinctive, chalky finish, it minimises imperfections and creates a beautiful depth of colour.

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Complementary white: Wevet

Key features

Very matt

Very matt 

Estate Emulsion is a very matt finish with a chalky 2% sheen.

Our deeper, richer colours are available in a range of finishes with different sheen levels. Sheen always affects how colour appears: the same shade in gloss can look very different in matt. That’s why we specifically adjust the formula for every finish to make sure the balance is exactly right and you get the colour you were expecting. Our colours and finishes are formulated together, so you simply can’t have one without the other.

Classic, chalky look

Classic, chalky look 

A true classic, Estate Emulsion is a distinctive, chalky finish that minimises imperfections and creates beautiful depth of colour. Due to this unique texture, it’s best suited to less-busy areas without a lot of traffic.

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas 

Estate Emulsion is our classic finish for interior walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas. Gently wipeable but not washable.

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). Browse our full selection of finishes to find the perfect paint for your project.

100% water based

100% water based

We’re proud to have been the first in the industry to transition to a completely water based range back in 2010. As a result, all of our finishes, including our tough trim and floor paints, are made with a low-odour, low-VOC water base that scores A+ for indoor air quality. 
 
Plus, our water based paint doesn’t discolour over time like solvent based paints can. So your spaces stay beautiful for longer. 

Toy safe

Toy safe

This finish is independently tested and certified toy-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021). That means you can and a splash of colour to toys, cribs and other surfaces little ones come into contact with. Our paints also have hardly any odour and don’t need any solvents to clean up, so you can breathe easy during application and beyond. 


75 Years of Perfecting Paint

If you've ever wondered what it is that makes Farrow & Ball so special, you'll find the answers here.

From our high-quality ingredients to our artisanal methods, our 100% water based range of finishes and responsible practices, it's about so much more than just paint and paper.

Complementary White

Wevet

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.


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

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accent Colour Purbeck Stone
No.275
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trim Colour Mole's Breath
No.276
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accent Colour Strong White
No.2001
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trim Colour Cornforth White
No.228
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accent Colour All White
No.2005
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trim Colour Wevet
No.273

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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.



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

 

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Grey Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hall,Stairs and Landing Loved the texture of dead flat paint. Found two coats of undercoat required to cover up an old blue colour, but very pleased with Ammonite above dado rail, Wevet below - both in dead flat. White woodwork in Wevet satin and Purbeck Stine on bannister rails have really brightened and lifted a dark, north facing hall
Date published: 2024-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect neutral! Delighted how fast delivery was. Ammonite was the perfect colour choice for what we were looking for. Soft & luxurious feel. Bedroom looks amazing.
Date published: 2024-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour The most perfect greige. Good quality paint. A little on the expensive side but worth paying that bit more for the perfect colour and finish.
Date published: 2024-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing, beautiful colour. Beautiful colour - as with all F&B paints, it takes on different shades throughout the day. We teamed with Oval room Blue and even my husband said 'oh yes, looks lovely, should have done it years ago!!' It comes out creamy colour but, looks a very light grey against the blue and white in some lights. Easy to apply, highly recommend.
Date published: 2024-04-06
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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