About Us

Farrow & Ball creates richly pigmented paints and handcrafted wallpapers using only the highest-quality ingredients. The result is a versatile palette of paint colours and finishes with an extraordinary response to light and artisanal wallpapers with a tactile finish, uniquely achieved by printing paint on paper. Together, they transform homes of all kinds, inside and out, all over the world. From the signature chalky matt of Estate Emulsion to the durability of washable Modern Emulsion, each high-performance finish is crafted in Dorset with a precise balance of pigments and a low-VOC water base, creating an unrivalled depth of colour and beautiful finish.

How would you describe your style?

“At Farrow & Ball, we are known for our distinctive finishes, exceptional quality and wide product range. With a curated signature palette of 132 shades as well as the Archive to explore, our palette is your destination for sophisticated colour that looks as if it’s always belonged. Available in finishes ranging from completely flat matt to high shine gloss, as well as traditionally made Limewash and Distempers. Our handcrafted wallpapers are made with our paint, layered with patterns using traditional methods to add unique depth and texture.”

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Throughout our 75 years creating paint, we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate on a wide range of projects and transformations. Recently, we helped transform Kemps House, the home of furniture designer and founder of Maker & Son, Alex Willcock. Bringing a new lease of life and colour to this traditional space meant a full redecoration - from the front porch to the bedroom. 

As a designer himself, Alex already had a strong understanding of colour, texture and furnishings. The Farrow & Ball colour consultancy service, brought Colour Curator Joa Studholme’s knowledge of light, the palette and our high-performance finishes to the table. From dusty pink Cinder Rose in hardwearing Modern Eggshell on his daughter’s bedroom floor to accents of Wet Sand in the bookcase to complement one of Alex’s pieces, the collaboration made the most of both parties’ expertise. The end result is a new, fresh feeling for a well-loved home, which the family can enjoy for years to come."