No. 300

Stirabout

Dead Flat

Stirabout is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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Dead Flat

This oatmeal shade with an underlying grey is inspired by the nurturing porridge favoured over many centuries in Ireland. A lighter version of sandy Jitney. 

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: Pointing

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

Complementary white: PointingComplementary white: Pointing

Pointing

One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces and always softens the feel of a room. Find out more about Pointing No.2003

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

White & Light Tones

Our White & Light Tones Primer & Undercoat creates a wonderful base for our softest shades. Covering imperfections on your surface and adding extra depth of colour, this primer is based on our simplest colour, All White.

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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#DBCFBB
#B3A28E
#DBCFBB
accent Colour Joa's White
No.226
#B3A28E
trim Colour London Stone
No.6
#D9CFC2
#C1B2A2
#EAE1D3
#C1B2A2
accent Colour Jitney
No.293
#EAE1D3
trim Colour Dimity
No.2008
#D9CFC2
#F3EFE3
#F4F2E7
#F3EFE3
accent Colour Pointing
No.2003
#F4F2E7
trim Colour Wimborne White
No.239


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Neutral Paint Schemes


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A dream! I am renovating a south facing garden condo unit. I have low light. I remember seeing a video with Patrick mentioning to avoid blues and grays in low light because it can make the room feel chilly. Walls painted by previous owners were blue, and the room took on a WHOLE NEW FEEL after using Stirabout. It is SO COZY now, and has a touch of pink to it that I adore. Calm, warm, and sophisticated. Dead flat hides all the imperfections in the walls. I could not be happier
Date published: 2024-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy Oatmeal Color "Stirabout" is a stunning warm neutral that's akin to the comforting hue of a creamy, wholesome oatmeal. Its rich, inviting tones create a cozy ambiance that's absolutely perfect! I'm painting my whole main level in this color, intending to pair it with Dimity for the trim and Jitney for the fireplace paneling. I've chosen Farrow and Ball's latest finish, "Dead Flat," and it's applying incredibly smoothly. Check out the picture of my ongoing painting progress. I'll provide an update once it's all finished!
Date published: 2023-12-14
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