No. 41

Drab

Dead Flat

Archive Collection: Drab is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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A sombre brown

In colourists' terms, 'drab' simply means a colour lacking in brightness, and this typical 18th-century colour encapsulates it perfectly. Particularly good on woodwork, both interior and exterior, when teamed with Off-White on walls.

Dead Flat® is our multi-surface, ultra-matt finish with added toughness. Suitable for walls, it’s ideal for colour drenching. The flat matt look creates richer colour from every angle, while the washable, scuff-resistant finish is more than a match for mess — perfect for hallways, playrooms and other high-traffic areas.

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

Complementary white: Off-White

Key features

Our most matt finish

Our most matt finish

Our most matt finish yet, Dead Flat® is ultra-matt from every angle.

With just a 2% sheen level, less light bounces off the surface of the paint, so you can fully enjoy the true depth of colour. Our signature rich colours seem even richer, especially our darker shades. So, you can enjoy the ultimate Farrow & Ball aesthetic. Plus, for the first time, you can achieve an ultra-matt look for your woodwork too.

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.

Multi-surface

Multi-surface

Take Dead Flat® across walls, woodwork and metal, for an effortless, full-room transformation with just one finish. Now you can spend less time fiddling with different finishes and more time admiring the finished result.

For walls, interior wood and metal

For walls, interior wood and metal

Suitable for use on walls, interior wood and metal. 

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.

Scrubbable

Scrubbable

Dead Flat® creates beautiful spaces that stay beautiful.

It’s scuff-resistant and scrubbable, meaning you can easily wipe off marks without any paint transferring to your cloth. Dead Flat® is ideal for hallways, playrooms and other busy areas, so you can enjoy deep, durable colour throughout your home.

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. 


Discover All-new Dead Flat®

Discover new Dead Flat®: multi-surface, impressively durable and our most matt finish yet.
Quite simply, this is paint perfected.

Take Dead Flat® across walls, woodwork and metal, for an effortless, full-room transformation with just one finish. The ultra-matt look makes our rich colours even richer, while the scrubbable, scuff-resistant finish is more than a match for mess.

Complementary White

Complementary white: Off WhiteComplementary white: Off White

Off White

 Off White's underlying green gives it an unsurpassed softness, creating a chalky and traditional wall colour or a sophisticated woodwork tone. Find out more about Off White No.3

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

Dark Tones

When it comes to using dark colours, the deeper the better. So, for an irresistibly inviting finished look, pair darker shades with our Dark Tones Primer & Undercoat. Based on the colour of Down Pipe, combining this primer with your topcoat creates an unrivalled richness and makes quite the statement.

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 Blue Gray
No.91
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trim Colour Treron
No.292

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a beautiful colour! I couldn’t be more pleased. First I had chosen a linen wallpaper but it was difficult to find a matching paint colour for the other walls. Just when I thought it was impossible I checked the archive colours. A local shop had samples and it was perfect! I use it in our bedroom in a house from 1910 with high ceilings. Ceiling will be in lime white. Just finished the door and frame and can’t wait to start on the walls! Colour has a beautiful depth, very unusual but classic at the same time. Looks lovely with black and wood. Will download a photo when finished!
Date published: 2023-02-03
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