No. 70

Orangery

Modern Eggshell

Archive Collection: Orangery is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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   Now available to sample. Order a 230mm x 190mm colour page, made with Farrow & Ball Estate Emulsion for 100% colour accuracy.

Modern Eggshell

Appearing more orange or more yellow depending on the light, this beautifully singular shade is reminiscent of an 18th-century colour much used in orangeries. It brings an enveloping warmth to walls, especially in south facing rooms that are flooded with light throughout the day.

Modern Eggshell is our toughest interior finish, adding lasting colour and protection to interior wood, metal and concrete. It’s even tough enough for floors and kitchen cabinets.

Archive colours are made to order therefore refunds & returns are unavailable.

Complementary white: Lime White

Key features

Mid sheen

Mid sheen

Our super-tough mid shine finish with a 40% 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 wood, metal and concrete

For interior wood, metal and concrete

Add colour and protection to interior wood, metal, and concrete surfaces. This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for floors, and can be used throughout the home on skirting, doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and radiators.

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.

Tough enough for floors

Tough enough for floors

This ultra-durable eggshell is even tough enough for interior wooden and concrete floors. 

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.

Our most durable finish

Our most durable finish

Modern Eggshell is our toughest finish — it’s even suitable for floors. Formulated by our experts using the finest ingredients, it’s washable, wipeable and stands up to scuffs or scrapes.

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.

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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.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing colour I painted the inside of the northwest facing front door and it is glowing in the summer sunset! I also use it on the windows in south facing living room and east facing kitchen paired with a paler yellow walls and the result is amazing, it really makes the sunshine warm and yellow. The rest I used on the inside of guest toilet door (small room without window) paired with pink walls, and it is like an instant antidepressant! It really shines in direct sun and is more a modest orange/apricot in lesser sun.
Date published: 2023-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and beautiful Surprised to see this has sunk into the Archive. I had it in my home office as a feature wall and never tired of it in fifteen years, though the other three walls changed colour twice. Wonderful warm color and in a bright room doesn't often identify as orange, even when we put Ciara Yellow next to it.
Date published: 2023-05-04
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