No. 2011

Blackened

Blackened is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 8.
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75 Years of Perfecting Paint
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A cool white

Our coolest white, with the slightest hint of grey, was historically made with the addition of lamp black pigment gathered from the smoke of burning oil lamps. Blackened sits perfectly with each of our Architectural Neutrals for a minimal look or stronger industrial feel. It’s particularly spectacular when used in Full Gloss within stainless steel kitchens, or when paired with All White for an uncompromisingly modern finish.

Complementary white: All White

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

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

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

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 Down Pipe
No.26
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trim Colour Plummett
No.272
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#C3C1BB
#D4D4D2
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accent Colour Pavilion Gray
No.242
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trim Colour Dimpse
No.277
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#F6F6F2
#505456
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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.



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 A modern luxe white colour A really lovely luxe cool white with a modern feel.
Date published: 2023-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy colour Subtle grey off white colour that brings a touch of class
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprise We are doing up an old cottage with tiny windows. The snug had wood chip paper all over painted in a dark red to walls and ceiling with built in bookshelfs stained dark oak. Including fake beams We took it all out, panelled the walls and the ceiling. Blackened to the walls and AllWhite modern eggshell to the new fitted book cases and fake fire surround. Plain white to the ceiling and its fake beams. To our surprise the blackened seems to have a faint blue hinge and the overall effect is soothing. Like with all F&B paints it responds to surrounding colours, the incoming light and obviously your lighting. To me that is it’s beauty
Date published: 2023-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Reported to ICO Don't buy from this firm, they never stop spamming you with emails. Reported to ICO.
Date published: 2023-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful We are redecorating our whole house and bought masses of this gloss hoping to do upstairs and down with it. We have given up. We fully prepared the surfaces to be painted and invested hours not only in prep, but in time spent painting. We did at least three coats, but you wouldn’t know it. Very poor quality paint that doesn’t cover at all well, takes literally weeks to kind-of dry, and just looks a mess. We were faithful F&B customers (for years), but having also had huge problems with both estate and modern emulsion we are never buying it again. Total waste of time and money I’m afraid.
Date published: 2022-10-16
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