No. 51

Sudbury Yellow

Estate Emulsion

Sudbury Yellow is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
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Estate Emulsion

This soft yet bright yellow takes its name from the staircase at Sudbury Hall, where John Fowler used this shade to such great effect.

 

Estate Emulsion is a classic choice for low-traffic interior walls and ceilings. Very matt with a distinctive, chalky finish, it minimises imperfections and creates a beautiful depth of colour.

@Nicola FitzGerald

Complementary white: White Tie

Key features

Very matte

Very matte

Estate Emulsion is a very matte finish with a chalky 2% 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 matte. 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.

Classic, chalky look

Classic, chalky look 

A true classic, Estate Emulsion is a distinctive, chalky finish that minimises imperfections and creates beautiful depth of colour. Due to this unique texture, it’s best suited to less-busy areas without a lot of traffic.

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas

For walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas 

Estate Emulsion is our classic finish for interior walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas. Gently wipeable but not washable.

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.

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: White TieComplementary white: White Tie

White Tie

One of our Yellow Based Neutrals, White Tie brings a gentle warmth to any room and is deepened with a touch of black pigment.
Find out more about White Tie No.2002

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

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 Railings
No.31
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trim Colour Tanner's Brown
No.255
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accent Colour House White
No.2012
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trim Colour New White
No.59

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.




Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sudbury Yellow- excellent The coverage is really good and the depth of colour gives the room real personality. Very pleased
Date published: 2024-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sunny Sudbury Yellow I absolutely love this colour. Twenty five years in the same house and could never get our bedroom decor quite right. I had already painted the walls in Sudbury and bought this to revamp a pine chest of drawers. Top tip- use an undercoat with Farrow and Ball to get the best out of their colours.
Date published: 2024-05-05