No. 41

Drab

Full Gloss

Archive Collection: Drab is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
  • y_2024, m_4, d_13, h_5
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.41
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100041, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 8.9ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free delivery on orders over £100

Express Checkout with Apple Pay

Ways to Pay


Apple Pay

You can use Apple Pay when shopping on Apple devices and on a Safari browser.


Klarna

Paint now, pay later with Klarna.

We’ve partnered with Klarna to offer you multiple ways to pay for your handcrafted paint and paper.

Available in United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands only.


PayPal

With PayPal you can pay for your paint and paper in just a few easy steps.


Card Payments

We also accept card payments from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Amex

Full Gloss

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.

Full Gloss is an ultra-high-gloss water based finish suitable for both interior and exterior wood and metal, as well as bringing a touch of glamour to walls and ceilings.

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 highest shine finish

Our highest shine finish

Our Ultra-high-gloss finish with 95% sheen is available in our full range of colours. 

Photo credit; Aaron Dougherty

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 and exterior wood and metal

For interior and exterior wood and metal

Full Gloss is an ultra-high-gloss water based finish suitable for use on both interior and exterior surfaces. It is mostly used on wood and metal trim, but it can also bring a touch of glamour to walls and ceilings, and is a popular choice for front doors.

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. 

Durable and washable

Durable and washable

Full Gloss is a durable, washable finish so you can easily wipe away spills and marks – without wiping away paint. We use high-quality minerals and strong binders to make sure it’s also resistant to knocks and scrapes. 

Lasts up to 6 years outside

Lasts up to 6 years outside

When applied according to our Product Advice Sheets, the resin-rich formula resists flaking, peeling and fading for up to six years. So, your exterior stays beautiful, no matter the weather. 

Photo credit;  F&B X Collagerie

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: 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

#99896E
#AEB2A4
#8C8C7A
#AEB2A4
accent Colour Blue Gray
No.91
#8C8C7A
trim Colour Treron
No.292

Sample Our Archive Collection 

The only way to sample all 142 colours in our archive collection, our Archive Colour Fan is the perfect design resource for those looking to sample beyond our Signature Palette.



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 Brown Paint Colours

Ranging from grounding, earthy shades to deep, luxurious hues, brown paint creates a range of moods to suit every room – and outside space too – without ever feeling cold.

Brown Paint Colours

Discover Brown Paint Schemes

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

Brown Paint Schemes


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
Live chat