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No. 18

French Gray

Limewash

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free delivery on all orders

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Limewash

This relaxing green grey takes its inspiration from French decoration, particularly wallpapers used in the 19th century.  

For a breathable finish, this historical, designer favourite is suitable for solid lime render exterior walls and interior walls and ceilings. Bonding to the building itself, it protects your home from the elements. Professional application recommended.

Complementary white: Slipper Satin

Key features

Very matt

Very matt

A historical specialist finish for exterior walls, and interior walls and ceilings with a very flat matt 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 interior lime plaster and exterior lime render

For interior lime plaster and exterior lime render

Suitable for solid lime render exterior walls and interior lime plaster walls and ceilings. Professional application is recommended.  

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. 

Highly breathable

Highly breathable

Limewash is designed to bond to the building itself, protecting your walls from the elements and allowing exceptional breathability.

Unique textured look

Unique textured look

This designer favourite is known for its beautiful, textured aesthetic, which creates an utterly unique look depending on how its applied. 

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.


Colour Schemes

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accent Colour Lime White
No.1
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trim Colour Slipper Satin
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accent Colour Off-White
No.3
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trim Colour Eddy
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accent Colour Mouse's Back
No.40
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trim Colour Treron
No.292

Sample Our Favourite Greens

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 green shades to help you find your perfect match.


Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful French Gray, Green Smoke and Studio Green.

Compare colours

Our paint colours all share an extraordinary response to light, revealing nuanced undertones and shifting in intensity as the light changes throughout the day. It's what makes our paint truly exceptional. Trying a sample pot pack is the best way to ensure you're finding the perfect colour for your space.

 

French Gray

No.18

Darker Shades

For those wishing to curate a more intimate and moody atmosphere, our colour experts suggest considering these two alternative hues to help you discover the ideal shade.

Sample selection includes:

French Gray No.18
Pigeon No.25
Green Smoke No.47


Lighter Shades

If you're looking to create a lighter space, our colour experts recommend also sampling these two additional colours to ensure you find the perfect shade for your project.

Sample selection includes:

French Gray No.18
Vert de Terre No.234
Mizzle No.266




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.


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