No. 227

Archive

Archive Collection: Archive is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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   Now available to sample. Order a 230mm x 190mm colour page, made with Farrow & Ball Estate Emulsion for 100% colour accuracy.

A classic taupe

Named to reflect our traditionally rooted history, Archive is a stronger, warmer version of Joa’s White. Perceived by many as a classic taupe, it has a slightly cleaner feel than Oxford Stone and creates a rich glow in any room. This colour works particularly well in dimly lit rooms if you want to create a cosy environment, but can be surprisingly orange in brighter spaces.

This product is archived and made to order, which means samples aren't available and orders cannot be refunded or returned.

Complementary white: Dimity

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. 


Complementary White

Dimity

This pale and subdued taupe is brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth
Find out more about Dimity No.2008

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

Ceilings

Interior
woodwork

Interior
flooring

Front doors
& woodwork

Exterior
metals

Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Mid Tones

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades.

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

#D6C5B0
#B3A28E
#706556
#B3A28E
accent Colour London Stone
No.6
#706556
trim Colour Salon Drab
No.290
#D6C5B0
#878F81
#4F4A4A
#878F81
accent Colour Card Room Green
No.79
#4F4A4A
trim Colour Tanner's Brown
No.255
#D6C5B0
#EAE1D3
#DBCFBB
#EAE1D3
accent Colour Dimity
No.2008
#DBCFBB
trim Colour Joa's White
No.226

Inspiration for your project

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Colour Consultancy

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 Neutral Paint Colours

When it comes to versatility, nothing can match the enduring charm of neutrals. With blue, yellow, red and even lilac undertones, we have a neutral to suit every style.

Neutral Paint Colours

Discover Neutral Paint Schemes

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

Neutral Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color In a northwest facing living room, my first time painting a non white color. It’s fabulous. Starts out as a light tan in the delight hours and becomes golden at night under lamplight. The photo is the daylight view. I used the primer because I’m painting over great white. That was a positive experience all the way around
Date published: 2024-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous finish! Fabulous unique finish. So easy to use on all surfaces. I used Archive on walls and woodwork. I am also going to be brave and paint the radiators!
Date published: 2024-04-12
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