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No. 31

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Estate Eggshell

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Estate Eggshell

More blue than black, this colour is a softer alternative to black, especially when used on ironwork, hence the name.  

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: Blackened

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: BlackenedComplementary white: Blackened

Blackened

Our coolest white, with the slightest hint of grey, Blackened sits perfectly with each of our Architectural Neutrals for a minimal look or stronger industrial feel.
Find out more about Blackened No.2011

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.


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

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accent Colour Pavilion Gray
No.242
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trim Colour Manor House Gray
No.265
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accent Colour Kittiwake
No.307
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trim Colour Light Blue
No.22
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accent Colour Blackened
No.2011
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trim Colour Dimpse
No.277

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.

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.

 

Railings
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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:

Railings No.31
Hopper Head No.305
Down Pipe No.26


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:

Railings No.31
Off-Black No.57
Pitch Black No.256




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 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.

 

Discover Black Paint Schemes

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

 


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