No. 6

London Stone

Dead Flat

London Stone is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
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Dead Flat

This stone colour was originally created by John Sutcliffe for a classic Nash house in Regent's Park.  

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.

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Complementary white: Dimity

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

Dimity

This pale and subdued taupe is brimming with warmth and an unmatchable depth
Find out more about Dimity No.2008

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

Mid Tones

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades.

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 Picture Gallery Red
No.42
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trim Colour Hague Blue
No.30
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#DBCFBB
#CFC1AD
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accent Colour Joa's White
No.226
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trim Colour Oxford Stone
No.264
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accent Colour Pointing
No.2003
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trim Colour Dimity
No.2008

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Sample Our Favourite Browns

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 brown shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Oxford Stone, Jitney and Dead Salmon.



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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.


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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy & Warm A gorgeous, warm colour once it’s on the walls. Room looks so cosy. Very pleased with the result. Tester pot did not do it justice.
Date published: 2023-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stonework Restored London stone has proven to be very close to the original colour of the unpainted stonework of my Victorian mid-terrace house and now looks superb. It would be helpful to also have exterior masonry available in a smaller tin as I ran out with just a couple windowsill to due, and had to order another 5ltr tin, which is not good value.
Date published: 2023-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning and stylish This paint is so easy to use and the colour is great. I was a bit nervous when I started to apply it as it's for the bedroom and I thought it was going to be too dark, but it looks fabulous. Very stylist and smart.
Date published: 2023-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calm and easy backdrop Works well as a strong neutral. Used London Stone on the panelling in our open plan space together with Shaded White on the walls. It's a busy room with lots going on from dawn to dusk, and we find London Stone a very unjarring backdrop to the madness that's our daily lives!
Date published: 2023-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour and finish Got some advice from a F&B agent re turning my hallway from Plummet to London Stone and really like the result :)
Date published: 2023-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic colour for large spaces Our living room has high combed ceilings from when it used to be a single story cottage. The walls originally had magnolia on them, which washed everything out. I did not use a primer because I thought magnolia wouldn’t need one. Had to use three coats to get a proper coverage but the results are fantastic. Our room feels cozy and inviting while giving definition to the height of the space. The colour came out more grey/purplish in our living room, depending on how the light hits it. I used Joa’s White for the window alcoves and Dimity for the window trim. They’re all lovely! But F&B is so mega expensive, it makes me wonder why people buy it at when you can get the exact same colour mixed up at the B&Q paint counter for half the price.
Date published: 2024-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Took 3 coats & to be honest could probably do with a fourth,shocking quality. F&B are being left behind by the competition.
Date published: 2023-04-18

Product information

Water Based and Toy Safe

Back in 2010, we moved to an entirely water based range of finishes, becoming the first in the industry to do so. These low-odour, low-VOC finishes are easy to clean without harmful solvents. They are also certified child- and baby-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021).

Exclusions: Casein Distemper, Wood Primer & Undercoat and Metal Primer & Undercoat. 

Quality Finishes

Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat - see above for the correct tone for this colour.

Safety Information

Always read and follow the information on the product label.

All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. 

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

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