No. 71

Pale Hound

Archive Collection: Pale Hound is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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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.

Delicately aged yellow

This pale and aged yellow is a lighter version of an archived Farrow & Ball colour, Hound Lemon. Named by the great colourist John Fowler, the story behind its namesake remains a mystery! Pale Hound sits particularly well in sunny spaces where it reads as a light and delicate yellow, and in garden rooms where its underlying green pigment connects seamlessly with the exterior.

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

Complementary white: Wimborne White

Key features

The finest ingredients

The finest ingredients

We’re dedicated to perfecting the art of paint. At our home in Dorset, we combine the finest ingredients, 75 years of experience and technical precision to help you create beautiful spaces that stay beautiful. Even in our colour rich paints, less than 8% of the tin is the colour. The other 92% is what creates the quality, depth and extraordinary response to light that transforms your home. 
 
Paint is like coffee. The colour is the froth on the top, but it’s the quality of the rest of the cup that makes it taste good. 
– Richard Ball, Farrow & Ball Co-founder 



We use twelve exclusive pigments, all specifically selected for their colour intensity. We take colour seriously, so naturally, we only accept the very best. By using these same pigments to make every colour in our palette, all our shades combine effortlessly, making it easy for you to put together a cohesive colour scheme. 

Deeper, richer colours

Deeper, richer colours

Packed with pigment for an extraordinary response to every kind of light.

We add generous helpings of rich pigment to create our signature look – deep colours with complex undertones. The same space that feels bright and airy in morning sun, can feel cosy and intimate by evening. Our teams design each shade under every kind of light, so it will be perfectly balanced in every setting.

Extraordinary response to light

Extraordinary response to light

We spend months carefully crafting and testing each of our paint colours to make sure they share our signature extraordinary response to light. This beautiful reaction to changing light, like bringing out different undertones or shifting intensity, is what makes our paint so special.

Interior and exterior finishes

Interior and exterior finishes

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).

We even have multi-surface finishes like Dead Flat® and Full Gloss, so you can tackle walls, woodwork and metal at the same time. 

Our comprehensive range is comprised of paint finishes that not only look beautiful, but offer different practical benefits. Designed for a variety of different surfaces, each finish is compatible with our high-performance Primers & Undercoats to ensure exceptional coverage, adhesion and depth of colour. 


Complementary White

Complementary white: Wimborne WhiteComplementary white: Wimborne White

Wimborne White

Only a shade away from a pure white, the addition of the smallest amount of warm yellow pigment creates a very versatile shade. Find out more about Wimborne White No.239

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.


Find your perfect finish:

Available in new
Dead Flat

 

Walls, woodwork
& metal

Kitchen walls & ceilings

Bathroom walls
& ceilings

Ceilings

Interior
woodwork

Interior
flooring

Front doors
& woodwork

Exterior
metals

Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings


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 Sudbury Yellow
No.51
#4F4A4A
trim Colour Tanner's Brown
No.255
#E4DDB9
#AEB2A4
#9A9F94
#AEB2A4
accent Colour Blue Gray
No.91
#9A9F94
trim Colour Pigeon
No.25
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#F6F6F2
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accent Colour All White
No.2005
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trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239

Inspiration for your project

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Sample Our Favourite Yellows

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 yellow shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Babouche, Sudbury Yellow and India Yellow.



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.


View All Yellow Paint Colours

Sunny, cheerful and warm, yellow paint has all the ingredients for a space that makes you smile. From delicate cream to zesty lemon, whatever mood you’re looking to create, we’ve got shades of yellow paint to suit each and every one.

Yellow Paint Colours

Discover Yellow Paint Schemes

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

Yellow Paint Schemes

 

 


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely green Beautiful colour, I’d call it a lemony green! As a heritage colour I was a bit worried it would take too long to arrive, but was with us within a couple of days.
Date published: 2024-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your photos don't do Pale Hound justice! In a recent email you feature Pale Hound as a 'yellow'. And all the photos show it as a shade of cream yellow - which would NEVER appeal to me and I'd never consider using it! But yet I ADORE Pale Hound. It's my favourite of all favourites... because in most lights it isn't really yellow, it is just as much a lovely creamy GREEN. And many people compliment me on it and ask what it is. The point I'm making is that you aren't doing Pale Hound justice! Please show the other side of its personality properly too - the subtle green side. If you do this, then Pale Hound will find many new devotees amongst those of us who are looking for the perfect gentle soft creamy green for our walls!
Date published: 2024-02-29
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