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No. 2011

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Soft Distemper

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Soft Distemper

Our coolest white was historically made with the addition of ‘lamp black’ pigment made from the residue of burnt lamp oil.  

This traditional distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. Its blend of natural resin and minerals means it can be delicately applied, allowing detail to be preserved on intricate mouldings.

Complementary white: All White

Key features

Very matt

Very matt

This traditional delicate distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. 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. 

Delicate finish

Delicate finish

This traditional delicate distemper has an exquisite, soft, powdery finish and is recommended for very detailed interior plasterwork. 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. 

For intricate cornices and mouldings

For intricate cornices and mouldings

Suitable for use on detailed plasterwork and intricate mouldings only. 
 
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. 


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: All WhiteComplementary white: All White

All White

All White contains no other pigment except for white, creating the softest most sympathetic colour without the colder blue undertones of a brilliant white. Find out more about All White No.2005

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.


Colour Schemes

#DBDBDA
#606565
#8C8E8D
#606565
accent Colour Down Pipe
No.26
#8C8E8D
trim Colour Plummett
No.272
#DBDBDA
#C3C1BB
#D4D4D2
#C3C1BB
accent Colour Pavilion Gray
No.242
#D4D4D2
trim Colour Dimpse
No.277
#DBDBDA
#F6F6F2
#505456
#F6F6F2
accent Colour All White
No.2005
#505456
trim Colour Hopper Head
No.305

Sample Our Favourites

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 shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.



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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.


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