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Modern Emulsion

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Modern Emulsion

The name of this flame-red hue was originally used to describe the deceit of pirates. Full of buccaneering spirit, it's perfect to add some joy to any room scheme. 

Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, easy to clean finish for interior walls and ceilings. Washable and protected against mould, it’s the best choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Key features

Matt

Matt

Modern Emulsion is a beautiful, durable matt finish with 7% 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.

For interior walls and ceilings

For interior walls and ceilings

Modern Emulsion is our super-tough, matt finish for interior walls and ceilings. 

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.

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Best choice for kitchens and bathrooms

Our expert chemists add a preservative to Modern Emulsion that protects it from mould, keeping moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms looking fresh. So, although it makes a wonderful addition to every room of your home, it’s the best finish option for these steamy spaces in particular. 

Tough and easy-to-clean

Tough and easy-to-clean

Our super-tough superstar for washable walls, Modern Emulsion has a high-performance formula that makes it easy to wipe away spills and marks – not paint. We use high-quality minerals and strong binders to make sure it’s also resistant to knocks and scrapes. 

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

Complementary white: Slipper SatinComplementary white: Slipper Satin

Slipper Satin

Without cool blue undertones, Slipper Satin often reads as a pale grey chalk which makes for a perfect neutral on walls with darker Old White woodwork. Find out more about Slipper Satin

We pair each of our colours with a complementary white, hand-picked from our palette based on undertones, so they work wonderfully together and create an effortless, considered feel.


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Red & Warm Tones

Our Red & Warm Tones Primer & Undercoat is the perfect first step towards truly cosy colour schemes. Based on the shade Porphyry Pink, it makes topcoats look even richer, so you can enjoy the fullest expression of your chosen hue.

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 Lime White
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trim Colour Bone
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accent Colour Hague Blue
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trim Colour Beverly
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accent Colour Calke Green
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trim Colour Whirlybird
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accent Colour Wimborne White
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trim Colour Slipper Satin
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accent Colour Slipper Satin
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trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239

Sample Our Favourite Reds

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 red shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Picture Gallery Red, Rectory Red and Preference Red.



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.


Red inspiration for your home

Red Living Rooms


Red Bedrooms


Red Hallways


Red Dining Rooms


View All Red Paint Colours

Ranging from understated near-grey to deep plum, our purple palette offers an array of styles and moods.

 

Discover Red Paint Schemes

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


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