No. 256

Pitch Black

Estate Eggshell

Pitch Black is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16.
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Estate Eggshell

A true black that is named after the dark sticky residue of coal tar used in roofing.  

A satin, low sheen finish, Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. Washable and wipeable, it brings understated elegance to doors, skirting boards, radiators and more.

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Complementary white: Dimpse

Key features

Low sheen

Low sheen

The soft, low sheen satin finish of our Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. 20% 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 and metal

For interior wood and metal

The soft, low sheen satin finish of our Estate Eggshell subtly highlights interior wood and metal. 20% sheen. 

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. 

Washable

Washable

Estate Eggshell is a durable, washable finish so you can easily wipe away spills and marks – without wiping away paint. 

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: DimpseComplementary white: Dimpse

Dimpse

Dimpse is a delicate grey with subtle blue undertones that work particularly well in modern architectural spaces.
Find out more about Dimpse No.277

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

#3D3C3C
#CFCBC4
#C0BCB3
#CFCBC4
accent Colour Cornforth White
No.228
#C0BCB3
trim Colour Purbeck Stone
No.275
#3D3C3C
#ECEBE9
#D8D6CF
#ECEBE9
accent Colour Wevet
No.273
#D8D6CF
trim Colour Ammonite
No.274
#3D3C3C
#87847F
#9A9F94
#87847F
accent Colour Mole's Breath
No.276
#9A9F94
trim Colour Pigeon
No.25

Sample Our Favourites

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 shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful Hopper Head, Off-Black and Pitch Black.



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 Black Paint Colours

Far from dark and dreary, black paint creates intimate, inviting and thoroughly sophisticated spaces to escape to at the end of a long day. Go bold and take it all over or simply add a touch to your trim.

 

Black Paint Colours

Discover Black Paint Schemes

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

Black Paint Schemes

 




Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted Lovely paint and perfect for the look I was after for my fireplace.
Date published: 2024-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cellar to speakeasy We’ve recently done up a worn looking cellar in our Victorian terrace to a useable space using pitch black in full gloss and hague blue in estate emulsion and are absolutely thrilled with the results! Full gloss should ensure the wooden beams don’t chip and reflects light in the room perfectly, giving the cosy speakeasy feel we were after, would highly recommend!
Date published: 2024-01-03
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