This warm and contemporary grey is renowned for its characterful paint name, originally created by John Fowler, the notable English interior designer. Elephant's Breath reads as an uplifting mid grey with its hint of magenta, but can become almost lilac in the cooler light of west facing rooms. Try offsetting with Charleston Gray and London Clay for an invitingly earthy scheme with more intense accents, or pair with other Contemporary Neutrals such as the softer Strong White for a sense of neutrality and calm.
Farrow & Ball Paint Finishes
Estate Emulsion is Farrow & Ball’s signature chalky, very matt finish. Carefully crafted to give a flatter finish, its 2% sheen level responds extraordinarily to all types of light. Estate Emulsion is a sophisticated paint choice for interior walls and ceilings – perfectly suited to less busy areas such as bedrooms and living rooms. This paint is quick drying, wipeable, eco-friendly and low VOC.
A durable and versatile matt finish suitable for walls and ceilings, Modern Emulsion is washable and mould resistant, making it especially suited to bathrooms and kitchens as well as busy areas. It demonstrates excellent scrub and stain resistance, earning a Class 1 scrub rating. This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable, scuff, stain and protected against mould, eco-friendly and low VOC.
Dead Flat is the most matt paint finish from Farrow & Ball, creating richer colour from every angle. Suitable for walls, woodwork and metal, this multi surface paint can be used on skirting, panelling and even radiators. It creates an effortless colour drenched transformation with just one finish. It's exceptional coverage and low splatter makes application quick and easy. Washable, scrubbable and scuff resistant.
Estate Eggshell is as robust as it is beautiful, providing a subtle finish for interior wood and metal. This low 20% sheen is highly resistant to a wide variety of stains including wine, coffee and crayon, and is an ideal way to update woodwork, kitchen cupboards, furniture pieces and radiators. This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable, eco-friendly and low VOC.
The toughest product in our range, Modern Eggshell transforms kitchen cabinetry, skirting boards, stairs, floors, and other hardworking interior wood or metal surfaces. With a subtle 40% sheen, it makes for a glossier alternative to Estate Eggshell. This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable, eco-friendly and minimal VOC.
Noted as the glossiest water based finish on the market, Full Gloss has a wonderfully reflective 95% sheen that makes a dramatic statement. Resistant to water, flaking, peeling and colour fade for up to six years*, its high durability makes it perfect for wood, walls and metal both inside and out.** This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable, eco-friendly and low VOC.
A versatile finish with a silky 20% sheen, Exterior Eggshell adds lasting colour to almost anything in your outdoor space, from wooden window frames and cladding to metal guttering and railings.* Our flexible resin rich formula gently expands and contracts with the weather to avoid flaking, peeling and fading for up to six years.** This paint is quick drying, washable and wipeable, eco-friendly and minimal VOC.
Developed by our paint specialists to offer the perfect combination of breathability and water resistance, this classic matt creates the most elegant finish for your masonry. With a durable 2% sheen finish and Class 1 water vapour permeability, Exterior Masonry is resistant to flaking, peeling and colour fade for up to 15 years.* This paint is quick drying, eco-friendly, low VOC, highly breathable, and protects against mould and algae.
Why not try the paint colour first by ordering a sample pot? The Farrow & Ball Sample Pots are easy to apply and will provide you with a true representation of what the colour will look like in your home.
Please note we are unable to accept returns of paint which have been tinted to your colour selection. We advise purchasing a sample of your chosen colour prior to purchasing larger quantities. While we have done our utmost to showcase the colours on screen to their true colour, unfortunately, screens do not accurately represent paint colours as they will appear in your home.