No. 203


Tallow is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
  • y_2024, m_4, d_15, h_3
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.41
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_2, tr_16
  • loc_en_GB, sid_100203, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_farrowball
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 90.62ms
75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
  • Free Delivery on all Sample Pots

Express Checkout with Apple Pay

Ways to Pay

Apple Pay

You can use Apple Pay when shopping on Apple devices and on a Safari browser.


Paint now, pay later with Klarna.

We’ve partnered with Klarna to offer you multiple ways to pay for your handcrafted paint and paper.

Available in United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands only.


With PayPal you can pay for your paint and paper in just a few easy steps.

Card Payments

We also accept card payments from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Amex

A light cream

This illuminating neutral takes its name from the natural material originally used to make candles. Tallow’s pale cream finish reflects the light brilliantly so it is perfect if you want to lift a darker space or paint one colour throughout a property. The slightest hint of pink and yellow pigment creates a warm but fresh feel which is often very popular in nurseries.

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. 

Colour Story

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




Front doors
& woodwork


Exterior walls

Traditional plasterwork

Intricate mouldings

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

accent Colour London Stone
trim Colour London Clay
accent Colour Pointing
trim Colour Wimborne White
accent Colour Matchstick
trim Colour Mouse's Back

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 All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.

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 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 Gorgeous illuminating colour Bought this to paint a room with dreaded artex textured walls that seemed to make every colour look dingy. So glad I found Tallow, it has totally transformed the walls and definitely has the effect of illuminating all the shadows created by the artex texture. It's a magical colour!
Date published: 2023-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A subtle warm colour for hall and landing We needed a warm but subtle colour for the hall and landing ares, which are high traffic. The Tallow colour was a great choice as it is a warm but not pink or overtly yellow. Reminds us of primroses in Spring. Our painter said the Dead Flat paint went on well and provided good coverage - we used F&B primer as we were painting over an emulsion that was decidely pinker. One coat of primer and two of the Dead Flat gas given a solid finish with consistent colour.
Date published: 2023-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Joyful Shade! I was not prepared for how lovely this shade is. It has a very subtle warm hue that lifts my spirit whilst remaining a very light, and neutral pale cream. Just what you want in a home. It is clean and fresh and bright. Had only intended to do one room but would be quite happy to do the whole house in Tallow. Even my husband commented how stunning it looked when he walked in and could see a different quality about it. I have lived with magnolia in the kitchen for many years and was worried about going for a cream neutral again .... But so happy I used Tallow! It is in a different league!
Date published: 2023-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful color We have a large modern-style living room that was white. Tallow has transformed this into a warmer, more welcoming space.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Subtly responsive with light morning to midnight Choosing a wall color for the bedroom--with chosen dark teal and melange bed fabric and local light--took a few years of study. It also required a (DIY) thin skim coat of plaster and 2 sandings to smooth out previous owners' paint applications, but F&B investment energized that arduous task. With guidance from Flathead NY staff, we applied 1 coat primer + 2 Wimborne on ceiling, 2 coats primer on walls + 2 dead flat Tallow on walls. The hyper-pigmentation effects not merely a color, but also a "feeling." It is rich, soft, and sensitively responsive with light, morning to midnight. I could not be more satisfied.
Date published: 2023-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels like a hug! I painted our bedroom with this beautiful colour and it gives it a cosy,warm but also fresh feel. Went on like a dream, worth every cent.
Date published: 2023-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality every time! Beautiful quality paint. Fantastic coverage. Love the way natural light changes the hues through the day.
Date published: 2023-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tallow Beautiful rich cream colour. Looks fabulous in our north facing lounge. Expensive but worth it.
Date published: 2023-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality paint good for the trade Top quality lovely finish very good to use and a stunning colour
Date published: 2023-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm soft peach Lovely deep light peach colour that seems to glow in the light, even in a north facing room. We combined it with Kittiwake at the suggestion of farrow and ball and it looks lovely. Perfect for a nursery.
Date published: 2023-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely in every way! I bought Tallow in estate emulsion for a bathroom remodel in my eighteenth century home. It glows in the evening with artificial light, and is equally soothing without being dull in natural light in the daytime. It goes on beautifully, and I took the suggestion of pairing it with Winbourne white, in a gloss finish, for the trim. These pictures are from the project still in process (counters not yet in), but look how great the walls look! Tile in tub surround was chosen to match Tallow’s palette.
Date published: 2023-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mellow Lovely, mellow colour and the finish is outstanding
Date published: 2023-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful glowing light cream Painted the living room (SW) in this and it really changes shade so much in different lights! Works super well with wood, as well as blue and red.
Date published: 2023-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality Good quality finish went well on top of F&B primer. Pleasing slightly off-white colour almost. Used in bathroom.
Date published: 2023-07-17
Live chat